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Wyoming

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Whether you're looking for rock, ice, alpine or all of it you'll find it in Wyoming. Our rock ranges from bone white dolomite, to pink, pre-cambrian granite that will rip the shirt right off your back. Areas are grouped up by either mountain range (Wind River Range), general area (Lander Area), or well known destination (Vedauwoo). The West lives on in the 307!

Devil's Tower
Classic crack climbs including the Durrance route which is one of the 50 classic climbs in North America. A 4-6 pitch route that tops out at the summit. A great introduction to climbing at the tower, but start up early to avoid crowds and afternoon thunderstorms particularly during spring and summer. Fall is the most settled time of year. Once you have tagged the summit you can pick the first couple of pitches on a route to get the best bang for your buck.

Grand Teton National Park
Some of the best alpine climbing in the country together with good cragging and multipitch climbing such as in Cascade Canyon. The Tetons are the only mountain range that reminds me of the mountains back home in New Zealand.

South Fork, Cody
100m-plus ice climbing with an alpine feel.

Vedauwoo
If you can climb wide cracks, then Vedauwoo is Fat crack heaven. For the rest of us it's a place to be humble! The Nautilus is probably the standout area with a great variety of routes. Don't be swayed by all the wide-crack talk; Vedauwoo also has lots of "normal" cracks as well. Tape is pretty essential here, so stock up before a visit.

Lander Area
The most popular sport climbing destination in Wyoming, featuring the International Climbers' Festival every July and more than enough limestone pockets to go around.

Ten Sleep
Miles and miles of Dolomite line either side of Ten Sleep Canyon. Nearly 1000 sport routes pepper the cliffs and will test your finger strength. Plug your fingers into the finest pocket pulling around.

Wyoming Local Climbing Organizations

Central Wyoming Climbers Alliance
Protection, Education, and Celebration of Wyoming Climbing 
wyomingclimbers.org

Bighorn Climbers Coaltion
Dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting access to climbing resources in the Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn Basin of Wyoming. 
bighornclimbers.org

The Access Fund
Since 1990, the Access Fund has been the only national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. If you only donate to one climbing organization this year, please consider supporting the Access Fund.
accessfund.org

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Devil's Tower.
[Hide Photo] Devil's Tower.
The Grand.
[Hide Photo] The Grand.
The Winds.
[Hide Photo] The Winds.
The Tetons through cabin slats.
[Hide Photo] The Tetons through cabin slats.
First ascent of the 2nd pitch of Willy Wonka, aiding with Ross Lake in the background
[Hide Photo] First ascent of the 2nd pitch of Willy Wonka, aiding with Ross Lake in the background
Yet Another Bob Murray Route, V?, White Rocks, New Castle
[Hide Photo] Yet Another Bob Murray Route, V?, White Rocks, New Castle
Shirley Mountains:  A saw-whet owl posed for many "no flash" shots of himself in a very dark dense canopied limber pine forest on the slope and rocks of the east facing escarpment. Shutter speed was 2.0 sec and this was the stillest I could hold the camera for that time.
[Hide Photo] Shirley Mountains: A saw-whet owl posed for many "no flash" shots of himself in a very dark dense canopied limber pine forest on the slope and rocks of the east facing escarpment. Shutter speed wa…
Cabin ruin near the Wind River Range.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Cabin ruin near the Wind River Range. Photo by Blitzo.
God Rock/Problem Rock - Finger Crack, V3, White Rocks, New Castle
[Hide Photo] God Rock/Problem Rock - Finger Crack, V3, White Rocks, New Castle
Horses and Pronghorn.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Horses and Pronghorn. Photo by Blitzo.
The final section of the Old Stake Ladder at Devils Tower... just below the Meadows...<br>
[Hide Photo] The final section of the Old Stake Ladder at Devils Tower... just below the Meadows...
Grand Teton.
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Mikel Cronin
Rapid City, SD
[Hide Comment] If you are looking for a place to stay in Ten Sleep,

Check out Ten Sleep's Log Cabin Motel. New owners catering to climbers. Motel will be open year round. Also a large guest house can be rented.

www.tensleepmotel.com Jan 15, 2011
[Hide Comment] Coming to Jackson area of Wyoming for a month or so. I have climbed in the Tetons but I am looking for an easy area with a flat base at the bottom, short approach to bring my wife and 2 year old son climbing. Any suggestions? Apr 15, 2013
[Hide Comment] I will be flying into Jackson hole with a friend July 4-13 planning to backpack and explore the area. We plan on a few days in the tetons, a few in the wind river range. We are hoping to not have to rent a car but will need a place to store some gear as well as a ride if we dont have to rent a car. Any insight in the area would be most helpful. Thanks! Apr 24, 2013
[Hide Comment] Hey,
I'm looking to combine good backpacking and sport climbing into one trip. I was looking at Sinks but it kind of seems like car camping for the most part. I would do the wind river range but I don't have trad gear or the skill set for trad. I also considered the Uintas but can't find enough information. Any bit helps, Thanks. Feb 17, 2015
Petsfed
Laramie, WY
[Hide Comment] Just to be clear, you're looking for a backcountry sport climbing crag?

Doesn't exist in Wyoming. You might be able to get in some backpacking in the Lander area by hiking between Sinks and Wild Iris and the other crags, but I've never heard of a sport climbing area that was so far from the road that a dead drill battery would take a 4-day round trip trek to resolve. Feb 17, 2015
[Hide Comment] The current Governor of Wyoming, Matt Mead, has decided to open a website-map/database that shows whether a parcel of state owned land has public access. He did this in hopes of lowering confrontations that occur with ranchers and the general public that recreates on these parcels.

Visit the site:

onanypc.com/statelandaccess/

State lands access data base


The sites above may not be active any longer.

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Wyoming state lands with public access Jun 14, 2015
Mike Snyder
Cody, WY
Mike Minson
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] Consider climbing at Fremont canyon for some amazing crack climbing! Jun 15, 2016
mike varlotta
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
[Hide Comment] my son and i will be climbing this summer in the RMNP and then driving up toward Rapid City. Besides Vedawou, is there other climbing in SE Wyoming that is worth checking out? We love climbing new rock in new areas and love finding the hidden gems out there. May 17, 2017