Great Basin National Park
The area in and around Great Basin National Park sees a limited amount of technical rock climbing, due to the hazardous, crumbly nature of the rock and the remoteness of the sites. Climbers are encouraged to register at the park visitor center prior to climbing in the park. Rescue resources are limited and may be hours away. Parties should be capable of self-rescue. Chiseling, chipping, gluing, breaking away rock or otherwise altering rock is prohibited. This includes placing bolts or other fixed protection. Clean-aid, top-roping or traditional lead climbing are permitted. Some climbing is available at Windy Peak, which sits about 2 miles west of the park’s boundaries. All routes in the Wheeler Peak area are objectively hazardous with deadly rockfall at all times of the year.
Among the accessible places are The Diamond and the Wheeler Peak area. The Diamond is a 90’ crag of bedded quartzite rising from the top of a talus slope on the south bank of Lehman Creek between Upper and Lower Lehman Creek campgrounds. In the Wheeler Peak area, climbers can explore Solomon’s Arrow, the prominent needle rising on the northwest side of the Wheeler Peak Cirque. Shenandoah Wall is a 5.8 with uniformly solid rock. Nameless Tower is between Jeff Davis Peak and Wheeler Peak and offers three routes.
YDS: 5.4 - 5.9
Grade: III, IV
Getting There:Great Basin National Park is located 68 miles east of Ely. From U.S. Hwy. 6 & 50, turn south on Nevada State Hwy. 487 and travel 5 miles to Baker. In Baker, turn west on Hwy. 488 and travel 5 miles to the park.
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