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Great Basin National Park

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About Great Basin National Park:

I recently visited Great Basin and a prominent spire got my attention at the base of Wheeler Peak. The spire is visible from the road and looks like it is begging to be climbed. So I went to the visitors center and found that it had been climbed and is called Solomon's Arrow. The person at the desk also gave me a copy of the info they have on climbing in the Park which I will post here. If anyone wants the topos included in this guide, PM me and we'll arrange sending (email Following is information from the guide: " While most of the park has been explored by climbers, climbing is not a very popular activity among visitors to the park. The main reasons for the lack of climbing activity are that the rock tends to be loose and/or brittle, protection is usually marginal or non-existent, and the alpine routes, in particular, are very objectively hazardous. Avalanches are common in the winter and spring. Climbers on the rock faces and ice couloirs of the Wheeler Peak Cirque and other high mountain areas in the park have reported massive rock fall at all hours of the day and night, in every season of the year." etc
Nearest town or city: Ely/Baker
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Camping: Pay
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