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Mount Hooker
Grave Lake and Mount Hooker Wyoming 1983 a.JPG
The steep north face of Mount Hooker rises beyond Grave Lake
Highest point
Elevation 12,509 ft (3,813 m)
Prominence 704 ft (215 m)
Geography
Location Sublette and Fremont County, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Wind River Range
Topo map USGS Mount Bonneville
Climbing
Easiest route class 5.0 to class 5.14a

Mount Hooker (12,509 feet (3,813 m)) is located in the Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Mount Hooker was named for Joseph Dalton Hooker, prominent 19th century British botanist and explorer. The north and east slopes of Mount Hooker present some of the tallest and steepest vertical cliffs in Wyoming and the peak is also remote, being more than 20 mi (32 km) from a road. The formidable 1,800-foot (550 m) north face of Mount Hooker was first climbed in 1964 by renowned Yosemite Valley climber Royal Robbins along with Dick McCracken and Charlie Raymond, who took over three days to scale the cliff face. In 2013, a team free climbed one pitch rated at class 5.14a, grade VI during a multiple-day ascent requiring five other pitches rated above 5.12.

Hazards

Encountering bears is a concern in the Wind River Range. There are other concerns as well, including bugs, wildfires, adverse snow conditions and nighttime cold temperatures.

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