In central Vedauwoo with a very nice 20 minute approach. Area classics reside here such as: Straight and Narrow, Moontide, and Blade Runner. Blade Runner is an amazing thin dihedral, more reminiscent of Eldorado than Vedauwoo, it is one of the best 5.11 pitches in the area with two very distinct crux sections. All routes are cracks, no bolted routes in this area that I know of. Nice secluded setting with excellent views of Jurassic Park, Valley Massif, and the Blair areas. Routes face West and North West.
Park at the box canyon trail head in central Vedauwoo. Walk up the paved walking trail to the North for maybe 200 yards. The pavement will end but you can stay on a maintained trail that winds up using wooden stairs and walkways over the Boulders. Looking to the North you will see Glen Dome directly in front of you and Turtle rock to the East of it. Get off the maintained trail and head for the saddle between Glen Dome and Turtle Rock. Land of the Rising Moon is on the back side of Turtle Rock. After scrambling up into the saddle between the two formations head up slabs and boulders to the East. You will see the wall as you go up the slabs. The obvious crack of Straight and Narrow will be the first route you come to.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Land of the Rising Moon:
Analog V8-9 Boulder, 25 feet, Grade II
Straight and Narrow 5.8+ Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Moonrise Variation 5.10d Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Blade Runner 5.11b Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Master of Sport 5.12 Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
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Analog V8-9 WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon
A must do new school Vedauwoo classic!Starts on a low left bulby horn and climbs out a very steep arete on patina and hard heel hooks. The holds on the arete are becoming more positive and comfy with increased traffic.Very good steep line!...[more] Browse More Classics in WY