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iceisniceRoute Climbed: NE Buttress Date Climbed: July '05  Sucess!

iceisnice

Stellar route. One of the best i've ever done. Can't get much better rock than that.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 10:20 pm

millerw05Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August, 1992

millerw05

Great route but descended after a pitch when a lightening storm rolled in.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 2:31 pm

rpcRoute Climbed: NE Face Date Climbed: Sept. 4, 2005  Sucess!

rpc

Got out of Portland 4pm Friday after work.

Got to trailhead Saturday at noon.

Got to Cirque of Towers at 4pm.

Got up at 8am Sunday and climbed NE Face on Pingora.

Got up 7am Monday.

Got to trailhead at noon.

Got to Portland 13 hrs later ~2am.

Got to work (to post on SP) 9am Tuesday.



Nice climb. Busy. E. Ridge on Wolfs Head was more fun IMHO. Brutus' topo is dead on accurate; Kelsey's topo is off.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 4:24 pm

dhrmsRoute Climbed: South Buttress Date Climbed: July 14, 2005  Sucess!

dhrms

Excellent climb, the last pitch was the best crack I have ever climbed!!!!
Posted Aug 10, 2005 9:34 am

dunsumRoute Climbed: many Date Climbed: June '92

dunsum

Northeast Face, 6/29/92, 8/24/00

South Buttress by many different routes, 7/23/94

East Face - Left Cracks, 8/18/96

Southwest Face, Right Side, 8/21/96

East Ledges, 8/31/06, solo

Posted Apr 7, 2005 4:50 am

poorboy44Route Climbed: the 50 classic one Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

poorboy44

5 hours. Fun route, but a 50 classic?
Posted Nov 2, 2004 5:54 pm

forkliftdaddyRoute Climbed: NE Face Date Climbed: August, 2003  Sucess!
Got there before first light and had to wait for light to climb by. Did the routefinding for several parties, including a nice guy from Alaska and his girlfriend. Lots of wind, and so we ended up with vertigo on the higher pitches. Great fun. Super classic.
Posted Aug 16, 2004 2:24 pm

b.Route Climbed: South Butt, East Ledges, NE Face Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

b.

Both routes are quality. The rappels can be tricky to find without prior knowledge. The NE Face was one of the most fun, long rock routes I've done. Definitely a classic.
Posted Aug 21, 2003 2:22 pm

Alan EllisRoute Climbed: South Ridge (South Buttress) Date Climbed: September 11, 2002  Sucess!

Alan Ellis

We had perfect weather after several days of rain. Beware of two large (50-100 lb) rocks on pitch 4 which are about to break loose. These two rocks are in the "beautiful corner with double cracks" just below the K crack ledge as described in the South Ridge Route. These rocks want to be really good hand holds but instead are very loose. Test all holds! Recommend belaying from ledge to climbers left of start of the "double cracks corner" of pitch 4 so you will be out of the way of rock fall. The tendency is for teams to belay at the bottom of the double crack corner so as to view the climber; however, If anchored and belaying at the bottom of the double crack corner while directly below the climber, belayer will not have an escape route during rock fall.



Posted Sep 15, 2002 11:20 am

BicRungeeRoute Climbed: southwest buttress & left k-crack Date Climbed: August, 2000  Sucess!


With Dad Sherman, Isa & Ranjeet. Excellent quality, beautiful granite. The k-crack was as clean as it gets. Beautiful setting.
Posted Jul 10, 2002 4:43 pm

VinnyRoute Climbed: South Face? first 3 pitches Date Climbed: July 1997

Vinny

Awesome place- very wild.



Natalie and I didnt see anyone else for 3 days. We hid out tent in a tree atoll to keep the place visibily uninhabited and couldn't find it at night returning after Wolf's Head.



Pingora was intimidating but offered awesome rock. I have unfinished business there... ; )
Posted Jun 28, 2002 7:59 am

pictioneerRoute Climbed: South ridge Date Climbed: August 20, 1975  Sucess!

pictioneer

Great view of Lonesome Lake. Can see the reflection of most the whole cirque in the lake.
Posted Jun 25, 2002 8:47 pm

ness_danRoute Climbed: East Face Left Cracks Date Climbed: August 1998  Sucess!
My partner and I started on East Face Left Cracks but got off-route (big surprise) after the third pitch. Even though this is a moderate climb, we somehow managed to turn it into a mini-epic.



The rock was beautiful, the Cirque is unbelievable, the mosquitoes relentless.



Would love to get back to the Cirque to climb some of the other peaks here.
Posted Nov 11, 2001 8:57 pm

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