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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

Screw 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif

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

WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon

Jogging to Vedauwoo 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair III

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

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair III

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

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair III

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

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair I

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

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair I

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

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair III

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

WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

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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