Poland Hill Rock Climbing
Dylan setting up the rappel to clean the anchors o...
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.
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.
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Poland Hill:
Kim 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch
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
The Bistro 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+ Boulder, 18'
Featured Route For Poland Hill
Skull 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WY
: 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
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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....