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Swift Creek Spire 

Swift Creek Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,200'
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Submitted By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jul 29, 2007
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Swift Creek Spire from Swift Creek Road on a typic...


This is the pretty canyon just east of the town of Afton. A popular hiking destination, the "Periodic Spring", is at the end of the well maintained road.
There is a lot of limestone in this canyon and room for a lot, like hundreds, of moderate sport routes. However, many of the fins that make up the canyon are of dubious quality. Finding the good bits is the challenge.

Getting There 

Turn east on 2nd Ave in Afton. Follow the road until it enters the canyon (turns to dirt). It winds up the canyon along the stream for a few miles with a number of ponds and hiking trails being on either side. Rock fins start appearing immediately.

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Weather station 19.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Swift Creek Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: north face routes

Hustler 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WY : Swift Creek Canyon : Swift Creek Spire
AN excellent climb requiring hard overhanging pulls and delicate footwork. The route ascends the arete and face at the far right side of the north face. Its esiest to belay it from beneath the arete and not from the ledge....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By goingUp
From: over here
Aug 30, 2016
I found the spire in here the other day while running, went back a few days later and climbed it. Its pretty sweet! does anyone know where the other stuff in the canyon is/have any interest in climbing here/exploring with me? Im in Afton until the end of september 2016
By goingUp
From: over here
Sep 22, 2016
at the first pump house, there is a three bolt set up at the top with a sling and ring.... this could easily be topropped for a few routes up the face... found this on a scramble/excurison. not sure who bolted it, or what its rated... It looks ok.
Up the hill behind it is more broken limestone, with some potential, The rock quality is dubious and the hillside is sketchy and loose, watch for rockfall if you head up past his feature.
By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Sep 23, 2016
Yeah. We started cleaning but the wall is actually hollow in most places and thus would not be safe to lead.

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