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Aah... Me Wrikey 
Big Ben 
Bitch With A Broomstick 
Black Wall 
Bobby and The Bosch 
Bruce's Crack 
Certain Damage 
Community Service 
Digital Jedi 
Easy Ramp 
Feelin' All Right 
Free Time 
Hole A Day 
Horn of Plenty, The 
Illegal Dihedral 
Jesus Loves You 
Last Freedom 
Light Tension 
Pea Green Limosine 
Rub the Nub 
Silent Spaz 
Spider Pig 
Spring Cleaning 
Value Jet 
Welcome to Billings 
Wild Thing 

The Island 

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Submitted By: Mike Snyder on May 7, 2008
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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.

33 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Island:
Jesus Loves You   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bruce's Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bitch With A Broomstick   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'   
Feelin' All Right   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   
Illegal Dihedral   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   
Light Tension   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Big Ben 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  WY : Cody : The Island
Cruise up the jet black basalt blocky start to enter the big 'V' feature. Stem your way up the V to the reddish orange rock to find the crux and very sustained climbing for about 30 feet. There is a great rest before the angle slackens and the bolts spread apart. Smaller edges and tetchy climbing deposit you on top of the Island. Perhaps the longest single pitch at the Island.This climb was originally established by Ben Franklin, a Cody local back in the 80's and early 90's. Ben installed t...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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view of tunnel wall, Bitch with broomstick follows ramp to the right. Community service starts just to the left of it. Aah..Wrikey starts right of the crack/corner at the edge of the photo.
BETA PHOTO: view of tunnel wall, Bitch with broomstick follows...
tunnel wall on the left, the island plug on the right. view from the old parking lot. Bosch follows the right side of the Island in the photo.
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 routes start from the 'point'. Redhead(5.12+) on the left, arrowhead on the right (5.11), after the initial crack/dihedral.
BETA PHOTO: Arrowhead formation (facing the Island). Two route...
entering the tunnels
entering the tunnels
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