BETA PHOTO: view of the dam on the 'hike' in.
A granite alcove at the west end of the Shoshone Canyon. Mostly sport climbing with several trad routes thrown in for good measure. There are about 30 routes with grades ranging from 5.6 to 5.12+. The ground is flat so belaying and spreading out is easy. Other than the walk along the highway to get there, this is a kid friendly site.
Drive west from Cody into the Shoshone Canyon and park on the right before the entrance to the first short tunnel. A five minute walk west through the two short tunnels is a bit harrowing with cars whipping by on the highway a few feet from your head, but over with quick.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
35 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Island
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Island:
Big Ben 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Light Tension 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'
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Light Tension 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c WY
: The Island
Begin by climbing up to a ledge to attain the slabby dihedral. Up the dihedral to attain a downward sloping ledge on the right. Launch up the headwall to the left, following small edges at first then various crack systems. A long pitch that is pumpy towards the end....[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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