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Valley Massif has a collection of good multi-pitch traditional crack climbs. The guidebook for this area declares Valley Massif as one of the loveliest areas in Vedauwoo. I have to agree. This area is made up primarily of two faces--the Northwest face and the Southeast face. The Northwest face stays shaded most of the day and the opposite is true for the Southeast face. The Southeast face has some nesting birds of prey so check for closures. The walk off for most of the routes is to the Northeast.
To get to this area follow the Turtle Rock trail that starts in the parking area near the base of Walt's Wall. The trailhead is on the left side of the parking area when facing Walt's. Follow this trail around until you see the Valley Massif rock outcroppings across the valley. You will have to cross some beaver dams to get there.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Valley Massif:
Powder Puff 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Soft Touch 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Sunny Day 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Bill Steal 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Screw 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches
Nail 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Tea Grinder 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 225'
Hammer 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Zipper 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches
Quits 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Monkey Wrench 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Hair of the Dog 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Tool Or Die 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Hooker 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches
Been Hair Done That 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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Zipper 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif
Zipper starts about 40 feet right of Screw. Midway up the climb, you will a group of 3 parallel cracks. You can use this feature to help you find the start.P1 - go up pretty easy ground (20 feet) and then enter the off-width. In my opinion, entering the off-width is the crux. Grunt your way up to a ledge (another 20 feet) and belay.P2 - there are 3 variations to P2, each given a its own name in Harper's guidebook. Zipper follows the right-most crack (more off-width). The Snap var...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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