Little Sandy Buttress
North America, United States, Wyoming, Other Ranges
Even from the highway skirting the Wind River Range on the south the profile of a sharp buttress stands out clearly. Located on a subsidiary summit about two miles north of Little Sandy Lake, it provided Bob Stevenson and me with a fine one-day climb on July 29. In the 1000 feet of roped climbing the difficulties increased to a crux chimney that finally blanked out after a marvelous pitch of F7. We employed 22 pitons and 5 tediously placed bolts. The route has a classic line, heading directly to the crest of the buttress with no escape opportunities.