American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Sundance Pinnacle, north face

Wyoming, Wind River Range

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Climb Year: 2012
  • Publication Year: 2013

Matt Hartman and Jake Tipton climbed a possible new route on the north side of this prominent buttress along the approach to the Cirque of the Towers. The two climbed the left side of the north face in five pitches (III 5.11a/b C1), and after a bail sling at the top of the 5.9 first pitch they believe they were on previously unclimbed ground. The remaining four pitches were all 5.10 or harder, with a marginally protected 5.11 seam on the third pitch. The first-ascent team suggest the crux fourth pitch would go at 5.12 with some cleaning.

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