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Fremont Canyon

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Fremont Canyon 


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Elevation: 5,500'
Location: 42.4648, -106.828 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: richard magill on May 21, 2006
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Description 

Awesome granite canyon in the middle of the state!

Fremont is best known as a trad area, but there are a good number of sport routes here as well. All told, the canyon has several hundred routes, sport and trad.

The area is secluded and remote, but is actually fairly easy to get to by Wyoming standards - all paved roads will get you to the place.

The canyon is a deep cleft cut by the North Platte River, and many routes require you to rappel off the rim to get to the base of the climb. The routes often start on a ledge or hanging belay just above the river. There are also a fair number of scrambly hikes into the bottom of the canyon to get to the base.

The canyon proper is typically 200 to 500 feet deep, so there are many multipitch routes.

There are also a pretty fair number of odd side canyons and outcroppings offering shorter routes.


Getting There 

From Casper,take Hwy 220 southwest about 30 miles to the Alcova exit. Exit left (south)and go about 7 miles to a fork in the road. Bear right at the fork. In three more miles you get to the bridge over the canyon and a viewpoint/picnic area.


Climbing Season


72 Total Routes


['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',5],['5.8',6],['5.9',15],['5.10',25],['5.11',14],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fremont Canyon:
Carpenter's Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   The Bridge
Kiss of the Spiderwoman   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 90'   The Gauntlet
Easy Day for a Lady   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 90'   The Bridge
B-25   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Bridge
Horn a Plenty   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Twin Towers Wall (aka Low V...
Batteries Not Included   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   Twin Towers Wall (aka Low V...
What, No Rope?   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Wine and Roses
Thanatos   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Wine and Roses
Star Plunge   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Bridge
Hang On Loosely   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Narrows (East Rim)
The Slab Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 360'   The Narrows (East Rim)
Take Me to the River   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   Twin Towers Wall (aka Low V...
Dillingham Blues   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Bridge
Pale Face   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   Wine and Roses
Greystoke   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 110'   The Bridge
Wine and Roses   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Wine and Roses
All Time Loser   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 80'   The Bridge
Distant Thunder   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 45'   Twin Towers Wall (aka Low V...
Heroes and Zeroes   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   Wine and Roses
The Stinger   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   The Love Shack
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Featured Route For Fremont Canyon
Way of the Deer

The Way of the Deer V2-3 5+ PG13  WY : Fremont Canyon : Pathfinder Marina
Probably the best rock in the gully past the marina. Bullet proof granite that features slopey crimps and a bit of a scare up top.The hardest move comes about 8 ft off the ground, but a mental crux for topping this guy out since you can't see your feet due to the bulge...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Local Information for Fremont Canyon
Photos of Fremont Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
An unknown climber follows 'Zeros and Heros' in the West Canyon Area. Many people are probbly unaware that Freemont Canyon has "bigger" climbs.
An unknown climber follows 'Zeros and Heros' in th...
down river
down river
When the water is high in the canyon... Great Shenannigans!
When the water is high in the canyon... Great Shen...
The Bridge area. <br />Photo by: Frosty Weller
The Bridge area.
Photo by: Frosty Weller
Looking toward the bridge from the viewpoint.   For perspective, the canyon is about 200 ft deep here.
Looking toward the bridge from the viewpoint. Fo...
Looking up canyon, the West Canyon area. <br />Photo by: Frosty Weller
Looking up canyon, the West Canyon area.
Photo by:...
Giving it a go...
Giving it a go...
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By SCherry
From: San Diego, CA
May 24, 2006

There is a nice website with a good amount of route info, and area beta to be found at www.fremontcanyon.com The guidebook (Falcon) has the most complete resource to routes and camping.

By Bryson Slothower
Jun 1, 2006

the bridge makes for some great rope jumps

By Buff Johnson
Jun 3, 2006

Don't forget about the ice cream!!! Excellent ice cream at the gas station, makes a hot day, much much better!! Check out the stars at night -- billions & billions of stars.

By canyonclimber
From: Casper WY
Mar 12, 2008

Casper is the place to stop for decent food, all your gear needs, and beta on Fremont Canyon.

Mountain Sports is the area place to go for gear and beta. Many local climbers work here and are happy to spew info.

5150 climbing gym has indoor climbing as well as gear and beta. Contact the owner for guided climbing throughout Wyoming. The owner will soon publish a new guide book for the area as there are new routes going up in Fremont Canyon.

Slone's in Alcova is the closest place for general needs. They have sack lunches to go.

By Trask
From: colorado springs, co
Aug 18, 2010

I am curious?? Who are the responsible parties for most of the first ascents???

By Emerson Takahashi
From: SLC, UT
Aug 22, 2010

Steve Petro and a few others...guide book covers a lot of it.

By Andy Busse
Administrator
From: Rapid City, SD
Aug 25, 2012

Looking for a partner 8/25 -8/28

By Rodger Raubach
Oct 14, 2013

To expand on the answer given Trask: Steve Petro was only one of the "major players." Arno Ilgner, Kelly Moore, and Pat Parmenter were also heavily involved in developing a high standard in the area. later on, Steve Bechtel played a part.

By canyonclimber
From: Casper WY
Nov 4, 2013

New guide book for Fremont Canyon just came out. Thanks a bunch to Micah and Kelly Rush. This will make the canyon a little less intimidating to visitors. Enjoy!