Lower Canyon Granite Rock Climbing
Kevin Wilkinson copping a rest? on The Judge .13a/...
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.
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 For the Cody area.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Canyon Granite
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Canyon Granite:
Featured Route For Lower Canyon Granite
Stranahans 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b WY
: ... : The Single Malt Wall
Climb up onto the shelf then up to the arete. Ease your way up and under the first roof, pull that and find a good no hands rest. The second roof is much harder and deposits you at a final juggy edge with 6 feet of blankness to reach the ledge. Go ahead and launch! Jump your ass off! Theres a bolt to protect you and help you cheat past this giant move if you can't quite stick it or need to suss things out. Traverse left to reach the sport anchor at the lip. This climb is so fun, a rock star...[more] Browse More Classics in WY