Trip Report
Unnamed 12,473' TR
Wednesday August 13, 2008 12:51pm
We made a recent trip to the Big Horn Mountains in north central Wyoming. Our original plan was foiled - but our alternate worked out just fine. This peak is at 44o 23' 41" N, 107o 12' 28" W, or 44.394818 N and 107.208023 W. The approach is 12 miles 2500' one way. The outing was 2 miles one way 2100'. The total is 28 miles RT and 6000'. The east ridge is class 4 - mostly class 3. Pretty good boulders but some Colorado Scree.

Captions on top people.


First view of destination

Looming crappy weather

Waterfall near camp

New weather - same day!

Our alternate destination, Unnamed 12,473'. Some locals call this Canyon Peak, others called it Blackwelder Peak.

On the ascent and Cloud Peak on the right

Summit area

the end

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About the Author
the museum is a trad climber from Rapid City.

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Trad climber
Visalia, Ca.
  Aug 13, 2008 - 01:03pm PT
Wow very beautiful.... The pictures give me some relief from the scorching California heat.

right here, right now
  Aug 13, 2008 - 02:35pm PT
Cloud Peak!
Maybe Petro will chime in...

Trad climber
Las Vegas
  Aug 13, 2008 - 07:31pm PT
Museum great pictures ,thanks for the TR

Trad climber
  Aug 13, 2008 - 07:44pm PT
Bighorns look great-- gorgeous area. Maybe next year.

Nor Cal
  Aug 13, 2008 - 08:58pm PT
another great adventure, thanks for sharing.

  Aug 13, 2008 - 10:19pm PT
Beautiful place! Museum,
Looks like fun too.
Thanks for posting,
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
  Aug 13, 2008 - 11:22pm PT
In 1970 I worked on a ranch just east between Buffalo and Sheridan. There was an oldtimer there that remembered the Johnson County War as a kid.

Last back in '95.

The Bighorns were exceedingly popular in the inter-war period, especially with the Chicago climbers, before equipment and technical advancements made the Tetons more popular.
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