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Poland Hill

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ape Walk T 
Bear Voo, The T 
Bistro, The 
Boulder Hopper T 
Clean and Jerk T 
Cool Jet T,TR 
Estrogen Patch Remover T 
Fantasia T 
Green With Envy T 
Kim T 
Little Old Crack aka Boulder Hop T 
Orbital Ridge T,TR 
Overload T 
Petit Crapon T 
Piece of Dirt S 
Remote Control T 
Skull T 
Soul of a Poet 
Southwest Friction S 
Stem Christie T 
Sugar Crack T 
Sweet Finish T 
Tanfasia T 
Underachiever  T 
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Poland Hill Rock Climbing 

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Poland Hill is all trad with the exception of a couple of bolted lines. The majority of routes are in the 5.6-5.10a range, with lots of 5.9s. The climbing is mostly south facing and sunny. There are rap anchors for decent on both the Southeast side and on the Rat Brain. Tape usage is advised. Must do routes include Kim 5.6 and Skull 5.10a.

Getting There 

After exiting I-80 to the North, following the signs to Vedauwoo Road, you cross a cattle guard. The turn off to Poland Hill is the very first left you can make after the cattle guard. This should be road 700G. Take this road as far as you can to a nice little rustic parking area that makes a rather nice picnic area. Then proceed to undertake a typical Vedauwoo approach. Point your nose in the direction of the rock you want and start walking. Poland Hill sits out all alone and the Rat Brain is a pretty unmistakable feature. The arching crack on the Rat Brain is Kim. Go say "Hello" to Kim.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Poland Hill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Poland Hill:
Soul of a Poet   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   
Cumulus   V11-12 8A+     Boulder, 15'   
Kim   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Sugar Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Stem Christie   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Underachiever    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Petit Crapon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Boulder Hopper   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Overload   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Fantasia   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Ape Walk   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Tanfasia   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Skull   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Orbital Ridge   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Piece of Dirt   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
The Bistro   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+     Boulder, 18'   
Remote Control   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Poland Hill
Rock Climbing Photo: Working the P1 crux.

Skull 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  WY : Vedauwoo : Poland Hill
This classic line lies in the center of the SE side of Poland Hill. Scramble up to the low angle hand crack in a right-facing dihedral, then climb with determination and haste the overhanging hand crack that continues above (crux). Belay just below the wide crack. With good protection surmount the interesting slot (5.9ish) and belay atop. Walk off the back of the formation....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Photos of Poland Hill Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Keen Butterworth climbing Piece of Dirt (5.11-).
Keen Butterworth climbing Piece of Dirt (5.11-).
Rock Climbing Photo: Liz stands on top of the Rat Brain on Poland Hill ...
Liz stands on top of the Rat Brain on Poland Hill ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Poland Hill - SE Side and The Rat Brain.
BETA PHOTO: Poland Hill - SE Side and The Rat Brain.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on Little Old Crack (L) and Kim (R). Sout...
BETA PHOTO: Climbers on Little Old Crack (L) and Kim (R). Sout...
Rock Climbing Photo: Morning hike to Poland Hill.
Morning hike to Poland Hill.

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By Aaron Shupp
Apr 8, 2002
My friend from Ft. Collins likes to chalk his face, back, and chest before tackling any of the offwidths here (I certainly don't).
By Chris Chaney
From: Stanton, Kentucky
Jun 20, 2010
For someone looking for easier routes Kim, SW Friction and Little Old Crack are a nice concentration of lines in a great setting. You may have to share....

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