This is a lovely little crag relatively stacked with good cracks. Lots of them are fatties, but there are a couple of great thin cracks here too. Not too many people come here due to the long vague approach, it's a pain to get to Gorilla Rock compared with just about everywhere else in Vedauwoo. Often regarded as a locals crag, pissed off locals please refer to Bob Scarpellis comments regarding who should be able to climb in the outlying areas of Vedauwoo contained in his 1987 guide to the outlying areas of Vedauwoo, The Cracksmen (rare book).
If approaching from the front of Reynolds Hill, continue to the left (west) around Reynolds Hill. Gorilla rock is the farthest hump west of Reynolds Hill and still more or less attached to it. As the trail wraps around and heads north, just after it passes north of the long arm of Gorilla Rock, you will see a large distinct freestanding swoopy boulder a little off the trail to the right. Walk toward this and look around for the trail that sprouts up somewhere around here. Follow this spotty trail into the thick forest, looking up the thickly forested hill to the right to get infrequent glimpses of Gorilla Rock. When you think you can see it, start bushwacking up this hill to get to Gorilla rock. No real path exists here, find your own way and don't abuse the landscape! Once at Gorilla rock you will encounter two alcoves side by side, containing several cracks each, and guarded by huge boulders.
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Slash 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Gash 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Bad Girls Do 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Gloria 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Bad Girls Dream 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 60'
Still a Gorilla 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 40'
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Gloria 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c WY : Vedauwoo : Gorilla Rock
Gloria is a short but stunning thin crack pitch situated in a beautiful and shady alcove. Great location to get out of the sun and away from the crowds. Difficult section about mid-height but the crux is at the top of the crack where the jams pinch off and good foot work is a must. A little reachy to get the bolts....[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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