Elevation: 8,194 ft
GPS: 41.185, -105.378 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Scott Hansen on Jul 30, 2001 with improvements by T G
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki
Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

A good mixture of climbing abounds. There are trad lines up to three pitches, great slabby routes, and offwidths (ouch!).

There is an entrance fee for the Central Area and for Lower Blair (if you park in front of Blair III). Otherwise, access to the crags is free. The fee areas are Federal land, so Golden Eagle and Golden Age passes are accepted. The camping, once totally free in the surrounding areas, has become more restricted. There is a fee campground in the Central Area with tables and outhouses. As of May 2018, Forest Service policy in the Laramie Ranger District indicates that the free dispersed camping along Forest Road 700 (Vedauwoo Road) between I-80 and Happy Jack Road (WY 210) is limited to 73 marked and numbered sites. Previously, free camping was permitted wherever was not explicitly prohibited.

Laramie is a college town with some local brew and dining available a mere 10 miles away. There are a great number of moderate classics as well as some stiffer grades for the big guns out there. There are areas right off the road and some more remote where you'll have little company. Most formations have walkoffs, but rap bolts are fairly prevalent.

Super must do classics include: Edward's Crack 5.7 (2 pitches), Kim 5.6, Friday The 13th 5.11a, 5.11 Crack 5.9+, MRC Direct 5.9.

References: "Rock Climbing at Vedauwoo" by Robert Kelman, "Fat Crack Country--Rock Climbing in Vedauwoo" by Zach Oranczak, "Vedauwoo Bouldering" by Davin Bagdonas and "Heel & Toe: The Climbs of Greater Vedauwoo" by Skip Harper and Rob Kelman. You can also visit www.vedauwoo.org for more information about Vedauwoo and the Snowy Range.

Getting There

You can't miss it. No, you really can't miss it! Take I-25 North to Cheyenne. From Cheyenne, go West on I-80 to the Vedauwoo Road, Exit 329. Look for the rocks to the North of the Interstate. You're there.

Per Ken Cramer: the Third Street exit is MM313 and the Summit exit is MM323. The Vedauvoo exit is MM329 on I-80. So figure on 20 minutes uphill past the Summit and beyond to Vedauwoo. It is 10 miles to the Summit and 16 to Vedauwoo.

Water

Per JayJurkowitsch: as of 5/4/17, there are NO water facilities operating (as per info phone call today), even in the campground, all summer. Their water has tested too high positive for E.coli.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Vedauwoo

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 530
Edward's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 107
Screw
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 248
Middle Parallel Space
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 105
Fantasia
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 158
Climb and Punishment
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 137
Plumb Line
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 84
Intimidation
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 94
Mainstreet
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 332
Friday the 13th
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 106
Beefeater
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 105
Flying Buttress
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 80
Hung Like a Horse
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 119
Hesitation Blues
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 118
Spectreman
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 106
Max Factor
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Edward's Crack Walt's Wall
 530
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Screw Valley Massif
 107
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Middle Parallel Space Nautilus
 248
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Fantasia Poland Hill
 105
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Climb and Punishment Reynolds Hill
 158
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Plumb Line Plumb Line Crag
 137
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Intimidation Blair (overview) > Lower Blair I,… > Lower Blair III
 84
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Mainstreet Coke Bottle
 94
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Friday the 13th Nautilus
 332
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Beefeater Holdout
 106
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Flying Buttress Nautilus
 105
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Hung Like a Horse Reynolds Hill
 80
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Hesitation Blues Nautilus
 119
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Spectreman Blair (overview) > Upper Blair > Heap
 118
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Max Factor Nautilus
 106
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
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