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This is apparently the sepulcher, or tombstone-like rock, that gives Sepulcher Mountain its name. Certainly we didn't find any other likely candidates, though there are a fair number of other hoodoos in and around the false summit. The true summit, a couple of hundred yards to the west of the sepulchral summit, doesn't have any hoodoos on it.

The top of this rock lies well below both summits. Sepulcher is a walk-up, not a technical climb.

Photo taken in mid-June 2008.

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Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Aug 26, 2009 8:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Good one!

Nice shot. Looks like god awful rock, though.

JoelSkok

JoelSkok - Oct 6, 2012 5:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Lots of nubbins to hang on to

Appears to quite volcanic in nature but solely from the moniker "Galatian Range" I am left to guess it is probably in the west somewhere, possibly a higher outpost on the big island of Hawaii. Who knows? I also see no resemblance to a tombstone--don't get that one very well. Nice shot, 10/10

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Oct 11, 2012 12:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lots of nubbins to hang on to

I'm terrible on geology, but I've always assumed the rock here is breccia - very common in the Absarokas on the eastern side of the park. The stuff in the east is pretty unstable - see Sihler's Cutoff Mountain page for an exception.

JoelSkok

JoelSkok - Oct 12, 2012 9:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Lots of nubbins to hang on to

Yeah, ok, fair enough---but where is the Galatian Range? I'm sure i could find out if I read on but thought I'd ask. I try to guess at these things by looking for clues--like flora associated with the mountain or say, a highway sign or rock type of course. thanks

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Nov 23, 2012 3:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lots of nubbins to hang on to

The southern Gallatins start in the western part of Yellowstone National Park and stretch northward toward Bozeman.

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