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.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
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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
Mutt Ridin Monkey 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b WY
: Wild Iris
: ... : The Aspen Glade
Mutt Ridin Monkey is a wonderful route that climbs up a beautiful section of white rock on the right side of the Aspen Glade. The crux comes early between the ground and the second clip. Leaders at their limit should be careful at the second clip because given the bolt spacing, a blown clip will put you very close to the deck (this is fixed...see comments below). That said, the climbing in this section is fun and engaging with sidepulls and pinches; not your standard Iris fare. It is r...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
The main Aspen Glade cliff. There are additional ...