North American Classic Climbs

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Ellingwood Peak

North Arête

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Widely acknowledged as the best route in the Titcomb Basin area. The Peak is on the maps as Harrower Peak, but climbers continue to refer to it by the original name in honor of the first ascensionist. Albert Ellingwood has his name on another route in this collection, on Colorado's Crestone Needle. This is a dream climb of moderate slabs and cracks on perfect granite. It is set in an area of exceptional beauty - a fairyland of glacier-polished granite slabs, tarn lakes, meadows, and wild flowers. The immediate area is still relatively pristine, but the approach suffers from user overload which is highly exacerbated by horse packing.


Alpine Rock




Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA



G13, W41


III, 5.6


Route Descriptions & Maps:

First Ascent:

Bob Bauman, 1967


Trip Reports:

Clark 8/99