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The Aspen Glade 


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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 42.5925, -108.7434 View Map  Incorrect?
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The main Aspen Glade cliff. There are additional ...

Description 

The Aspen Glade is the left half of the Gun Street escarpment. The cliff is characterized by long, clean dolomite, generally slightly less than vertical, similar to the stone found at Cowboy Poetry. Like Cowboy Poetry, the cliff is very exposed, with few trees at the base, and faces more or less south. Early risers can catch a bit of shade before 10am (at the height of summer) and the cliff gets shade at dusk. There is a 5.11 on the back side of a leaning block that stays shady nearly all day (and overhangs significantly).

There is a great deal of potential for new lines on this cliff, including what would likely be some excellent, long moderates right of Spurs Equal Velocity. Solitude is virtually guaranteed, and as usual the views are outstanding.


Getting There 

Its possible to approach from the main parking area by continuing west past Rising From the Plains & The Erratic to the next cliffline.

However, the quickest approach is to continue west down Limestone Road another 3 miles or so to the first pullout on the left after the road enters the trees. Walk 50 feet back east on Limestone Road and pick up a very well-defined trail on the North side of the road. follow this trail up the steep hillside to the high ridge above Wild Iris. Continue East, then Northeast, then North along this trail to the "4-way Intersection" near the Erratic. Take a left, dropping down into a valley, before climbing back up a slight incline to reach the Gun Street Wall. Head left below the wall to reach the Aspen Glade Wall.


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Kate enjoying great pockets on Spus Equal Velocity.

Spurs Equal Velocity 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WY : Wild Iris : ... : The Aspen Glade
Among the best of the grade at the Iris, Spurs features flawless, stone multiple cruxes, and a long section of joyous pocket cranking. Despite its length, the line is quite bouldery, featuring two roof encounters, with the burly crux clearing the second roof with memorable exposure, just below the anchor.Begin with a tricky mantle to reach the first roof. Big reaches & jugs gain the stellar slab and a great rest. Cruise up 5.10 pockets to a good shake below the high roof. More huge reaches ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Kate enjoying typical Aspen Glade slabby jug-pockets on Mutt Ridin' Monkey.
Kate enjoying typical Aspen Glade slabby jug-pocke...
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