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Rock Routes on Gannett Peak

Postby Matt Lemke » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:03 am

Are there any good moderate rock routes on Gannett Peak in the 5.6-5.8 range? Trying to figure out how I want to climb this peak.
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Re: Rock Routes on Gannett Peak

Postby Jesus Malverde » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:13 pm

Matt,
FWIW,
Joe Kelsey's Climbing and Hiking Wind River Mountains (Chockstone Press, 1994 edition) has some basic descriptions of rock routes on Gannett Peak (pages 120-124). Not sure if any are "good."
http://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Hiking-W ... 0934641706
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Re: Rock Routes on Gannett Peak

Postby WyomingSummits » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:17 pm

I'm wanting to do Gannett this summer and had some people bail. When are you planning on going and would you want some company?
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Re: Rock Routes on Gannett Peak

Postby Teresa Gergen » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:55 pm

Kelsey's book will be out in a 3rd edition in a few months:
http://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Hiking-W ... ntains+3rd
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Re: Rock Routes on Gannett Peak

Postby pyerger » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:08 pm

The north ridge goes at 5.5 Started up this route, some years ago, approaching from Green river lakes, Then up Tourist creek. Scramble up to the saddle between Mt Koven, and Gannett, then up the north ridge. Do to weather we did not make it all the way, so all I can tell you is it is mostly scrambling,vs,climbing, with a fair amount of exposure. Check, Kelseys book.
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Re: Rock Routes on Gannett Peak

Postby chugach mtn boy » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:44 pm

The climb described here is not the whole N ridge, but finishes on the last part of the N Ridge:
http://www.akmountain.com/index.cfm/2008/07/25/Gannett-Peak--West-Couloir
Gives a good sense of what the upper portion of the N Ridge rock route would be like.
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Re: Rock Routes on Gannett Peak

Postby Matt Lemke » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:40 pm

Thanks guys...I have the Kelsey Book and look at it quite a bit. I was just wondering if there were any good 5.8 routes in particular. I am headed to do Gannett the third week of July with a couple friends but you are certainly welcome to join. I hope to be there a week for a Wyoming 13er slamfest!
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Re: Rock Routes on Gannett Peak

Postby Matt Lemke » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:41 pm

Teresa Gergen wrote:Kelsey's book will be out in a 3rd edition in a few months:
http://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Hiking-W ... ntains+3rd


Darn...he sold his soul to the Falcon :evil:
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Re: Rock Routes on Gannett Peak

Postby WyomingSummits » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:19 am

Matt Lemke wrote:Thanks guys...I have the Kelsey Book and look at it quite a bit. I was just wondering if there were any good 5.8 routes in particular. I am headed to do Gannett the third week of July with a couple friends but you are certainly welcome to join. I hope to be there a week for a Wyoming 13er slamfest!


Thanks, but I'll be on the Grand then followed by the Cirque 2 weeks later. Have fun!
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