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Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: with the dogs and Matt in Indian Creek

with the dogs and Matt in Indian Creek

The People of Mountain Proj... : Katie Foster : Text

Apr 10, 2016

Contributed Comments

 

Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Hesitation Blues (5.11-)
By: Katie Foster When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: This feels easier than any other 11s I have done in the area, though it's only the 2nd that I've personally led it. I had to borrow a couple extra #3s for the 2nd pitch to make it comfortable but found the overhung fist jamming to be about as fun as it gets.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Reynolds Hill : Climb and Punishment (5.9+)
By: Katie Foster When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: One of my favorite routes. I have led it 3 times now and never needed more than 2 #2s and 1 #3. There is so much variability throughout the entire climb that you can make do with pretty much any rack.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon : Straight and Narrow (5.8+)
By: Katie Foster When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: Very sustained, there are no easy moves on this climb, so relative to other climbs at the Voo which have the same rating but only one tricky move (Fat Antelope), it's very stiff.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair I : Spike It (5.9-)
By: Katie Foster When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: First pitch is very dirty and mossy but fun and interesting the whole way. First pitch is probably only 5.8? Second pitch has a stiff crux.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Sweet Variation (5.7)
By: Katie Foster When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: Great hand jamming up this final crack, I highly recommend it for teaching beginners. Note that you have to build a gear anchor at the top with #0.75-2 pieces, and the rope drag from this can be a little nasty over the bulge, extending the anchor is recommended as long as it doesn't get sucked into the crack.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Random Crystals (5.8+)
By: Katie Foster When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: The bottom is very easy, a fun confidence builder, and the crux is fun on TR but may be a little scary on lead because of the shelf to deck on. However, I was able to shove a #2 BD into the left crack, just above the hand jam. The taller you are, the easier this will be. If you're shorter than ~5'8" or so, you may be pulling it unprotected. Fun move though!


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif : Soft Touch (5.5)
By: Katie Foster When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: I led this last weekend as one long pitch and would say that the 5.5 rating seems too low. To me, 5.5 means it's a great climb to take a brand new beginner on, or would be a great first lead, and I would recommend many 5.6s and 5.7s in the area for a first lead over this one. Not necessarily a good intro route.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
Climbing partner for vedauwoo next couple weeksWyoming, Montana, DakotasKatie FosterJul 3, 2015
re: Laramie-based partnersColorado PartnersKatie FosterAug 20, 2010

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Jogging to Vedauwoo 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair III

Screw 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif

Climb and Punishment 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

WY : Vedauwoo : Reynolds Hill

Lichen Lung 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

WY : Vedauwoo : Ice Box (later renamed by s...

Hesitation Blues 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus

Straight and Narrow 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon

Back to Bucket Country 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

WY : Vedauwoo : Beehive Buttress

Lower Progressive 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus

Intimidation 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair III

Sweet Variation 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair III

Phipps' Gardens 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

WY : Vedauwoo : Beehive Buttress

A Dream of Fat Antelope 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair III

Spike It 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair I

Three Roofs 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair I

Random Crystals 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair III

Madiera Beach 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

WY : Vedauwoo : Beehive Buttress

Soft Touch 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif

Wrist Ranger 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

WY : Vedauwoo : Spelunk Spire

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Hesitation Blues

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus

Straight and Narrow

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon

Spike It

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair I

Soft Touch

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif

Screw

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif

Three Roofs

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair I

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