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Bear Gulch Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.632, -107.1514 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Clay Stoner on Jul 25, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: The area as seen from the trail when first coming ...


Bear Gulch is probably one of the more remote/obscure crags in the Bighorns. This area provides a lot of opportunity and potential for the ambitious looking for new lines. As of right now there are just a handful of routes, but the future looks good for this young limestone crag.

Getting There 

From Sheridan, take highway 87 for 4 miles and continue on highway 335 for 3 more miles to the town of Big Horn. Drive through Big Horn, staying on 335 and continue for another 6.5 miles. At this point the pavement ends and the road turns to gravel. This is Redgrade Road and the forest service suggests a four wheel drive vehicle but a front wheel drive Honda Civic will get up there just fine. After 3-4 miles, you will cross the forest boundary marked with a large sign. 3.2 miles past this sign is a parking lot on the right side of the road with an A-frame wooden fence, this is the parking lot for Bear Gulch. A 15 minute hike will take you into a meadow overlooking of walls in Bear Gulch.

Climbing Season

For the Sheridan Area area.

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: On the Jug rail just past the upper pod

Time in Space 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  WY : Sheridan Area : ... : The Barrel
Time in Space climbs a bouldery 45 degree overhanging crux start and continues through all sizes from hands to chicken wings.Time in Space is a steep burl-fest of a climb. The gear is bomber and the jams are solid, so give it your best and fight the pump. The name was inspired by the feeling you get in the first couple moves..."Were am I?... like in time or space." OR it was coined by the effect of poor pump management because if you don't keep something for the top your going to spend a lot of ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Rock Climbing Photo: A closer photo of the Barrel and joining wall.
BETA PHOTO: A closer photo of the Barrel and joining wall.

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