The Aspen Glade Rock Climbing
Kate enjoying typical Aspen Glade slabby jug-pocke...
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.
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.
Climbing Season For the Aspen Glade area.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Aspen Glade
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Aspen Glade:
Featured Route For The Aspen Glade
Californios 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c WY
: Wild Iris
: ... : The Aspen Glade
Californios follows a nice line of heavily featured orange stone, beginning slightly overhanging before slowly trending to a slight slab. The line is consistently difficult without much of a distinct crux. Unfortunately the pockets are a bit sharp and the rock is rather crumbly by Wild Iris standards, but this would be a 4-star route at Shelf Road.Begin up a leaning dihedral to an orange depression, then move left across the bulge on great pockets. Diminishing pockets keep things interesting ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
The main Aspen Glade cliff. There are additional ...