Rampart Peak

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Rampart Peak
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Rampart Peak
Location in Wyoming
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Rampart Peak
Location in the United States
Highest point
Elevation 13,441 ft (4,097 m) [1]
Prominence 155 ft (47 m) [1]
Coordinates 43°12′09″N109°39′59″W / 43.20250°N 109.66639°W / 43.20250; -109.66639 Coordinates: 43°12′09″N109°39′59″W / 43.20250°N 109.66639°W / 43.20250; -109.66639 [2]
Geography
Location Sublette County, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Wind River Range
Topo map USGS Gannett Peak
Climbing
First ascent 1946 (Phil Smith) [1]
Easiest route Scramble

Rampart Peak (13,441 ft (4,097 m)) is located in the northern Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming. [3] Situated .31 mi (0.50 km) south of Bastion Peak, Rampart Peak is within the Bridger Wilderness of Bridger-Teton National Forest and immediately west of the Continental Divide. Though one of the highest peaks in the Wind River Range, Rampart Peak is not ranked since it has less than 300 ft (91 m) of clean topographic prominence. [4]

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Hazards

Encountering bears is a concern in the Wind River Range. [5] There are other concerns as well, including bugs, wildfires, adverse snow conditions and nighttime cold temperatures. [6]

Importantly, there have been notable incidents, including accidental deaths, due to falls from steep cliffs (a misstep could be fatal in this class 4/5 terrain) and due to falling rocks, over the years, including 1993, [7] 2007 (involving an experienced NOLS leader), [8] 2015 [9] and 2018. [10] Other incidents include a seriously injured backpacker being airlifted near SquareTop Mountain [11] in 2005, [12] and a fatal hiker incident (from an apparent accidental fall) in 2006 that involved state search and rescue. [13] The U.S. Forest Service does not offer updated aggregated records on the official number of fatalities in the Wind River Range.

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Mitchell Peak (Wyoming)

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