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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.
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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Baldwin Creek:
Gimmie Shelter 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 60'
Amused to Death 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Mask Without a Face 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
The Brave Cowboy 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Pizza Hut Girl 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 75'
Piston Hurricane 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Losing Streak 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 80'
Grafitti Man 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Two Guys Named Festus 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Supple Cowboy 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Troubleshooter 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 45'
Rain of Gold 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
The Bravery of Being Out of Range 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Baldwin Creek
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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