Land of the Rising Moon Rock Climbing
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, there are no bolted routes in this area that I know of. This is a nice secluded setting with excellent views of Jurassic Park, Valley Massif, and the Blair areas. The routes face West and Northwest.
As of 6/07, there are new Fixe rappel stations at the tops of Blade Runner
, Moontide, and Straight and Narrow
/Master of Sport
. All raps can be done with a single 50 meter rope.
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.
Climbing Season For the Vedauwoo area.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Straight and Narrow 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WY
: Land of the Rising Moon
In the middle of LRM, look for an easy to identify dihedral (Straight & Narrow). Master of Sport is a left to right-angling crack to the left which joins S&N halfway up. This is a really good route, and NOT offwidth climbing.Hand jamming, liebacking, and possibly [a little] wide technique will get you to the top. Starting in the large, left-facing corner ascend a double crack system which turns into a triple crack system. Gain a stance on a small platform. Leaving this to get to...[more] Browse More Classics in WY