Campjack Rocks Rock Climbing
Obscure but interesting! This crag is on Happy Jack Road, near Curt Gowdy State Park (about midway between Cheyenne and Laramie).
It is seldom visited and you can expect a quiet day - no trails and no crowds.There are about 7 or 8 established routes here, with room for a few more. Additionally there are probably about 40 or 50 established boulder problems.
The stone is excellent - typically featured and finegrained in a manner somewhat out of the ordinary for Vedauwoo.
Take Happy Jack Road from either Cheyenne or Laramie to about mile marker 23, near the entrance to Curt Gowdy State Park. Look for a road going north to "North Crow Reservoir" (obvious and well marked with a big sign). Follow this about a mile north until you cross a small creek. Park at the two blue poles just past the creek.
Climbing Season For the Vedauwoo area.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Campjack Rocks
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Campjack Rocks:
Jet Stream 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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Jet Stream 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WY
: Campjack Rocks
As you approach CampJack Rocks along brush creek, this is the first established route. This climb is located in the middle of an obvious vertical panel that is about 70 feet high, facing southwest. Jet Stream follows the obvious hand crack that splits the center of the panel.You will have to scramble up through some brush and rocks to get to the base.This is an excellent route - great jams and great gear up a vertical panel, with not a single piece of sharp or crumbly rock in the whole route - ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
By Andy Johnson
Aug 21, 2005
I don't know the specifics, but there were some private property issues at campjack. I think one side was private or something. It would be wise to look into this before heading to the area.
By Joel Pattinson
Feb 21, 2009
Fun sit start low and left in cracks traverses across bulge and meets Little America for bonus points!
By Sam Glaser
May 29, 2009
Does anyone have current info on access? Does I need to get permission before climbing?
By richard magill
May 29, 2009
Disclaimer: the following is all based on my own interpretation of a BLM map, so take it for what it is worth...
The crags appear to be on public land based on my BLM map. However, you do cross private land to get there if you park at the blue post on North Crow road.
If instead you park on the State lands (Campjack Camp Area off of Hwy 210), you can get there totally on public land.
I tried to get permission from the owner but after about a dozen unreturned phone calls I gave up. So you can try but good luck....
I used to boulder over there all the time and never had anyone tell me it was uncool, other than on this website.