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Lower Canyon Granite

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Bowling Ball Wall 
Brown Wall, The 
Cellular Service Wall 
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NWCC WALL 
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Lower Canyon Granite Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 5,500'
Location: 44.50324, -109.1785 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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 of 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 and has good friction but can be condition dependent.

Getting There 

Located in the Shoshone Canyon a few miles West of Codys city limit. The Lower Canyon 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 0.3 miles from here

72 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Canyon Granite

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Canyon Granite:
Bowling Ball   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   Bowling Ball Wall
Glen Morangie   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   The Single Malt Wall
Single Track   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Single Malt Wall
Phoenix   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Riverside Wall
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Featured Route For Lower Canyon Granite
Rock Climbing Photo: Exiting the otter's tooth rest and entering the de...

The Otters Tooth 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  WY : Cody : ... : The Power Station Wall
Climb up into the crack system past a bolt to get a #1 cam. Crank a tough move back to the right past another bolt and place another cam then the #11 stopper at the base of a good constriction. Leave the comfort of the big fang-like feature and solve the crux. Several more #1 sized pieces take you to the top. Mantel a shelf to clip chains. Great movement and quite a fight to boot....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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