American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming—Wind River Range, Lost Temple Spire and Fremont Peak

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Lost Temple Spire and Fremont Peak, Wind River Range. During the last weekend of September 1980, Jay Wilson, Stan Mish and I climbed the west ridge of Lost Temple Spire. We scrambled up to near the base of the northwest face of East Temple. From there, our route is the line of least resistance up the spectacular prow. We did eight pitches of 100 to 150 feet. Four were F9, one was F10, others F6 to F8. The rock was perfect and numerous variations would be possible on that side of the spire. (NCCS IV, F10.) In July of 1979 Wayne Hansen and I did a route on Fremont Peak that may or may not be the one Kelsey refers to in his guidebook as the west buttress. In any event, we did the route all free, finding the crux to be an off-width on the northern side of the ridge about two-thirds of the way up. The climbing was superb on pink granite with no loose rock. (NCCS III, F10.)

Guy Toombes, Unaffiliated

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