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Ragged Top  

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Elevation: 8,055'
Location: 41.43488, -105.34163 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The north most reach of the Sherman Granite[middle...

These rocks lie entirely on private land and the formations are surrounded entirely by private land. MORE INFO >>>


An assortment or glen filled with pinnacles and mounds sit on the horizon about 4 miles north of the upper Rogers Cyn-Horse Creek Rd. From the top of Rogers Canyon drive east for 3.1 miles to a junction. You can look at this formation from here. One way into this area is through the locked gate to the left[with permission]. A turn to the right goes to the Cheyenne Iron Mt Rd which is all gravel until the meeting the Burlington Santa Fe railroad tracks.

Raymond Jaquot and friends [aid?] climbed all the formations summits in this group according to a chat with Ray.

Bob Scarpelli reports that a guide covering this area was published. Maybe this was it: A Climber's Guide to Southeastern Wyoming. J. Halfpenny. Self-Published, 1972. I have not seen a copy, but maybe there is one at Coe Library, UW under lock and key.

Getting There 

Climbers from the past have called this area Ragged Top and hence we do. The actual geographical point Ragged Top is the high summit of this group and it has a different legal description than the rock climbing area of this glen. The area or section of this rock is surrounded by private land. Who all you get to grant you crossing permission will determine which way you go.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

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The Pontiac.  We do not know which side the aid FA...

the Pontiac [like the chief] Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c A2-  WY : Ragged Top
Undoubtedly the Pontiac is most unusual stacked rock formation in the group....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Ragged Top as seen from Rogers Canyon Rd.
BETA PHOTO: Ragged Top as seen from Rogers Canyon Rd.
A closer view of Ragged Top climbing Area
BETA PHOTO: A closer view of Ragged Top climbing Area
Ragget Top Summit as seen from the SE.
BETA PHOTO: Ragget Top Summit as seen from the SE.
A closer look at an intriguing group of spires
BETA PHOTO: A closer look at an intriguing group of spires
Zach belaying Rachael up the dark side.
Zach belaying Rachael up the dark side.
The Pontiac
BETA PHOTO: The Pontiac
 a typical mound at Ragged Top
a typical mound at Ragged Top
Zach and Rachael summit this block by using a invi...
BETA PHOTO: Zach and Rachael summit this block by using a invi...
A promising steep crack
BETA PHOTO: A promising steep crack

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