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Ambush Peak

Ambush Peak

Ambush Peak

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 42.84444°N / 109.33791°W

Object Title: Ambush Peak

Activities: Trad Climbing

Season: Summer

Elevation: 12000 ft / 3658 m


Page By: mikemcneil

Created/Edited: Aug 13, 2011 / Aug 19, 2011

Object ID: 737452

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Page Score: 73.05%  - 4 Votes 

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Ambush Peak
In this picture you have the main summits of Ambush with M Butress on the right. The Golden Dihedral is in the center and a good 5.10 are on the smaller but steeper center butress 
Climbed three routes on Ambush this week. The Becky Route, Ambush Plaisar, and M-Butress Tripple Direct. It is a huge peak with an 1800 foot east face and several buttresses. It has very good rock and I believe the face was first ascended by Fred Becky. It is the beautiful setting of the East Fork Valley and contains other peaks like Mid Summer Dome, Raid, Pyramid, and Gieke. there is a sweet bivy cave at the base where we stashed our gear as we camped a mile or two away. The mospuitoes were horrible but with the setting, fishing, camping booze, lamas, and good company who was noticing.

There14 miles in

The hike is fourteen miles in from Big Sandy Opening. You gain about 1500ft but it is somewhat undulating. You cross at least 4 creeks and go by countless lakes and meadows. Kind of like heaven on earth. Take as long or as short as you want.

Red Tape

Mosquitoes Oh yeah but we hardly noticed, but take lots of deet(98.11% or higher) Don't get lost, but if you do climb something, fish, and have fun. 


Sweet camping is everywhere, choose a good spot. You may want to lay in your spot pryor to setting up your tent to make sure you like it. If you then like the spot set up your tent and stake it down, it may be windy or it could rain as you are at 10,500 feet of elivation.

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I would personally take sausage links. They tend to last longer if it is warm as compared to sirloin but you can take both if you make it to the snow. In the picture there is a climber at the top of the wall on the route to the left of the Golden Dihedral.

More extensive TR here



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hgrapidMore detail


Voted 6/10

Seems like a wonderful place, but so little detail you seem to be providing. Unless items like "sweet" for camping are just placeholders, you risk getting this page, on a fabulous mountain, deleted. Maybe turn into a trip report or album? Pages need to be specific on how to get there and details on climbing, not just the fact that you climbed it. If you need guidance on how to create a page, let me know.

I look forward to seeing a more complete page with route information, and actual elevation. I doubt the mountain is 12 feet tall as you specify.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 5:19 pm
mikemcneilSettle Down


Hasn't voted

A fine wine takes time. Ohh yeah, please please don't delete me. I will be crushed.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 9:24 pm


Voted 6/10

Okay, take your time. Great photos!
Posted Aug 13, 2011 11:49 pm

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