|Page Type:||Trip Report|
|Date Climbed/Hiked:||Aug 24, 2006|
|Activities:||Hiking, Trad Climbing, Big Wall, Mixed, Scrambling|
|Season:||Spring, Summer, Fall|
After climbing Gannett a few weeks earlier, I was looking forward to the relatively short hiking approach to Pingora. The approach drive, however, was longer and far less obvious and marked with signs. We saw more than 1 person driving back and forth between Sandy and the Big Sandy trailhead. From the Big Sandy trailhead we casually packed past Big Sandy Lake and had the first views of some of the most impressive rock towers I've ever seen. Just past North Lake we traversed the west side of Arrowhead Lake, just under War Bonnet Peak. This shortcut has a distinct trail that leads over a pass into the Cirque of the Towers without dropping down too far near Lonesome Lake, like the Jackass Pass trail does.