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Baldwin Creek 


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Submitted By: Tom Rangitsch on Aug 17, 2008
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Suicide Point from the parking area (Wind Drinker ...

Description 

Folks have been climbing at Baldwin since 1993. It is a beautiful dolomite cliff, about 3 miles in length, 15 miles outside of Lander. It's described in both Lander Rock by Collins and White, and Lander Sport Climbs by Bechtel. Baldwin Creek boasts the best rock and the highest concentration of hard clip ups in the Lander area. There are about 60 routes ranging from 5.10d to 5.14c with a few projects that will check in somewhere in the 5.14 range when they finally get done. The rock quality is exquisite, pocketed, 15 degrees overhanging and deceptively hard to read.

The downside? The cliff faces south, it's hot all the time and there's only 1 shade tree on the whole cliff. Oh, you'll also need a 4wd vehicle to get up the crappy road. And then there's the 2 mile approach that sucks on the way out because it's really uphill. Winter access (when the weather would be awesome) is impossible as the road is closed around Thanksgiving.


Getting There 

Leave Lander on the Baldwin Creek/Squaw Creek loop. Take a dirt road at the far end of the loop and start switchbacking up towards Shoshoni Lake. The road gets really bad at the top of the switchbacks. You park at a small pulloff near a kiosk and hike in on a faint trail from there.


17 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Baldwin Creek:
The Brave Cowboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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The Brave Cowboy 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  WY : Baldwin Creek
Perhaps the best 5.12a in the Lander area. This route begins on the left side of the main wall at Baldwin. Start up an incipent crack that peters out as the wall steepens. Expect small pockets and crimpers. The crux is around mid height with a "six pack" undercling mono/thumb hold for he left hand. Pumpy and sustained....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Close up of the Wind Drinker prow.
Close up of the Wind Drinker prow.
Baldwin Creek Cliff, looking east, aroundabouts Two Guys Named Festus
Baldwin Creek Cliff, looking east, aroundabouts Tw...
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By Joseph M.
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 27, 2011

Saw a video about climbing a route called Wind Drinker at Suicide Point and was just curious if there was any information on this cool looking prow.

Thanks!

By Jikimika Dinglehoffer Merritt
From: Lander, Wy
Sep 9, 2012

Suicide Point

By Crimp Nasty
Jul 7, 2013

Is it possible to make it up here in a subaru?