Cedar Mountain Boulders Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Looking across Shoshone Canyon at Rattlesnake Mtn....
Sandstone bouldering in an idyllic setting of cedar trees, with an aerial view of Cody. The bouldering here is great with a good variety of problems; about 800 and increasing. Similar to Joes Valley sandstone but a bit softer stone. For this reason climbing here after recent moisture is not a good idea. Fortunately, Cody sees nearly 300 sunny days a year, so moisture is rarely a problem.
The Stone Hedge Areas, Land Beyond and Carcass Crags get better sun and have a more southeastern aspect catching the winter sun. The Sheep Camp, Dirtboss, Africa, Mid-mountain, Maze, Bat Cave, and Roof Ridge Areas on the north side are arctic and shady in the winter months. Climbing in these areas in the winter is possible but requires a warmer day and no snowpack. Otherwise you can climb on Cedar Mountain year round.
Heading west out of town on highway 14/16/20, the switchback road is noticable going up the mountain on the left also known as Cedar or Spirit Mountain. This road accesses nearly every bouldering area on the mountain. Take the first left turn after entering the canyon, just before the blue building. Go left at the 'Y' and begin winding up the switchbacks. At the end of the 3rd switchback there is a turnout on the right. About half the areas on the mountain are accessed from here. Other ares are accessed at the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 12th switchbacks.
Climbing Season For the Cody area.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cedar Mountain Boulders
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cedar Mountain Boulders:
Featured Route For Cedar Mountain Boulders
The Ripper Point V5-6 6C+ WY
: ... : Mid Mountain
Work good crimps along the lip until they end. Make a big throw or tic tac edges and the arete to get the slopey crimp. Straight up to the jug and top out. An old school V5, now widely thought to be stiff at V6 and unfortunately the yardstick for many other V5's on the mountain....[more] Browse More Classics in WY
By El Ray
Apr 13, 2009
HEy what is the problem on the boulder that is right next to the bonfire parking its starts low and is kinda steep?
By C.J. DeYoung III
Feb 15, 2014
My wife and I will be visiting in late late July. Is there anywhere we can get more beta on the area?
By Reese Irwin
From: Pueblo, CO
Mar 21, 2014
There is a guide available in several local shops. Talk to Mike Snyder (the page admin) about how to acquire a copy.