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Aah... Me Wrikey S 
Arrowhead S 
Balls? S 
Big Ben S 
Bitch With A Broomstick S 
Black Wall S 
Bobby and The Bosch S 
Bruce's Crack T 
Certain Damage S 
Community Service S 
Digital Jedi S 
Easy Ramp T 
Egyptian S 
Feelin' All Right S 
Free Time S 
Hole A Day S 
Horn of Plenty, The S 
Illegal Dihedral S 
Jesus Loves You S 
Last Freedom S 
Light Tension S 
Pea Green Limosine S 
Redhead S 
Rescue S 
Rub the Nub S 
Search S 
Silent Spaz S 
Spider Pig S 
Spring Cleaning S 
Squintch S 
Value Jet S 
Welcome to Billings S 
Wild Thing S 

The Island  


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 44.50815, -109.17734 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Snyder on May 7, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: view of the dam on the 'hike' in.

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.6 miles from here

33 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',5],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',9],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Island:
Bruce's Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
Feelin' All Right   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   
Bitch With A Broomstick   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pea Green Limosine   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'   
Illegal Dihedral   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   
Light Tension   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Featured Route For The Island
Dan Miller on the 1st Pitch of Spider Pig 5.11a.

Spider Pig 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  WY : Cody : The Island
The first and currently only sport route to go to the top of the Tunnel Wall which ranges from 120' to 200' tall. Airy and fun, this well protected climb is challenging and ascends fantastic rock the entire way.Pitch 1: Steep right from the start for 15' to the ledge. Head straight up on good jugs to slopier holds aound the sixth bolt. Several mantles higher up will keep you on your toes. Bypass the sporty single pitch anchor via a thin slanting rail to mantle yet another ledge and find a ch...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Photos of The Island Slideshow Add Photo
view of tunnel wall, Bitch with broomstick follows...
BETA PHOTO: view of tunnel wall, Bitch with broomstick follows...
tunnel wall on the left, the island plug on the ri...
BETA PHOTO: tunnel wall on the left, the island plug on the ri...
Egyptian area (egyptian route behind the tree).
BETA PHOTO: Egyptian area (egyptian route behind the tree).
Arrowhead formation (facing the Island). Two route...
BETA PHOTO: Arrowhead formation (facing the Island). Two route...
entering the tunnels
entering the tunnels

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