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Coyote Rocks  

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BETA PHOTO: Coyote Rocks East side bouldering.

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This is a nice area with lots of bouldering. There are no published routes on the bigger cliffs as far as I know, although some lines look possible.

To really find your way around, you will need to buy the Vedauwoo Bouldering guide from Davin Bagdonas.

Highlights of the area include Roast Possum Vinegar Pie (ostensibly V5), Acid House (V6), and a host of really difficult thin patina problems on a big boulder called the Meditation Boulder. The Meditation Boulder is right next to Roast Possum Vinegar Pie.

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Getting There 

From the intersection of Happy Jack Rd and I-80, go 2.3 miles on Happy Jack to a road marked 712A and follow that north. Bear right onto 712AA and follow it to its end at the parking area (maybe a mile).

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Coyote Rocks:
Roast Possum Vinegar Pie   V5 6C     Boulder   Roast Possum Vinegar Pie Bo...
Heart of Stone   V6 7A     Boulder, 13'   Roast Possum Vinegar Pie Bo...
The Rose   V6-7 7A+ PG13     Boulder, 13'   The Rose Boulder (temporary...
Unknown 1   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Home on the Range Rock (tem...
Home on the Range   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Home on the Range Rock (tem...
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Featured Route For Coyote Rocks
A few moves into the hard part.  Photo by Rob Hard...

Home on the Range 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a  WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Home on the Range Rock (tem...
This is a very nice crack climb! It is a very right-arching, flared splitter on a lightly overhanging wall. Start out on a decent tight hand and climb into ever thinner jams as you move up the arch, encountering one bomber finger lock along the way. At the end of the arch, you will find a decent rest before some more hard moves to get established in the vertical upper crack. One or two more hard moves at the top of the vertical section lead to a thank god hand jam on the shelf above the clim...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By Justin Edl
Nov 9, 2008
Someone took the anchor off a project up at Vedauwoo (Coyote Rocks) sometime this past week. The anchor was extensive, involving several pieces of gear and lots of sling. I had left this anchor on top of the route because it is a hindrance on my partners to get them to go belay me on the thing because it is fairly out of the way. With the anchor in place I could just lower off and clean my gear and leave, instead of having to either go all the way around the formation or solo up and down the easy 5.7 nearby. Both options are time consuming and with the shorter days and shrinking weather window I just wanted to save some time, not so much for my sake but for my friends. As soon as I get my hands on a drill I was planning on putting in some bolts, the anchor was just temporary. If you took the anchor and are reading this, please return my stuff to me. I can understand the appeal of a pile of booty, I know, I've found plenty myself, and of the dozens of cams, slings, biners, etc. I have only NOT returned one or two nuts and a couple crappy leaver biners to their original owners. Please repay the favor. You can message me on this site and I will get back in touch with you with no hard feelings. If anyone has any info that leads to the recovery of my gear, there is a reward available, so please message me.
By MasturJamBate
Apr 27, 2009
Don't need to leave that booty if you've got some sack.