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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
Hair of the Dog 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Monkey Wrench 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
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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Hooker 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif
This route is located in the large, left-facing dihedral on the Southeast side of Valley Massif, clearly visible on the approach. Scramble up to the base of the dihedral and then ascend the thin seam (crux) which widens after about 25-30 feet, exiting left under the roof via an easy, "stimulating" traverse. Belay on a small ledge just around the corner. Continue on easy ground to the top, or rappel here from slings. Adequate, although not effortless, protection can be had through the crux se...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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