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Lower Granite  

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Submitted By: Mike Snyder on May 9, 2008
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This granite area is at the bottom of the canyon near the river. It begins near the power plant and continues up river toward the dam. There are dozens bolted, mixed and pure traditional climbs. The Moose Wall, The Power Station, The Cellular Service Wall, The NWCC Wall, The Single Malt Wall and The Dragons Den are some of the areas that have groups of climbs in close proximity. Other climbs are by themselves and not associated with any certain area. There are also climbs on the North side above the road which can get some good sunlight. The climbs on the South wall on the other side of the river can be chilly and are nice in the summer. The seasons for climbing down here are spring and fall on nicer days and comfy most days in the summer. Expect highly featured, fractured granite that climbs well but can be a little greasy at times.

Getting There 

Located in the Shoshone Canyon a few miles West of Codys city limit. The Lower Granite refers to the granite climbs accessed from the Hayden Arch Bridge road, which runs paralell to highway 14/16/20, but below it in the bottom of the canyon. Park at the western most pullout in the canyon on the south side (the one with the historical marker for the power station). Hop the guard rail and skitter down the steep trail to the road or walk under the highway through the drain pipe (scary). Head west into the canyon following the paved road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

49 Total Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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