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Elevation: 8,192 ft 2,497 m
GPS: 41.1848, -105.37823
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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.

The Local Climbing Organization for Vedauwoo is the South East Wyoming Climbing Coalition (SEWYCC). Their mission statement is: "Southeast Wyoming Climbers Coalition works towards the betterment of climbing access and issues in Southeast Wyoming. We are the unified voice of climbers for Vedauwoo and beyond." If you want to support stewardship and projects such as the replacement of old anchors, please consider donating to SEWYCC.

References: "Rock Climbing at Vedauwoo" by Robert Kelman, "Fat Crack Country--Rock Climbing in Vedauwoo" by Zach Oranczak, "Bouldering in Vedauwoo" by John Lombardi (see: http://vedauwoobouldering.com/), "Vedauwoo Bouldering" by D. Bagdonas (out of print but may be available on the used market), 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 Suggest change

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

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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.

Bats - conservation

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See a bat on a route, give a shout. Climbers for Bat Conservation is working with climbers to understand bat ecology and why bats choose certain cracks and flakes. If you see bats, and want to tell them, here is their email (climbersforbats@colostate.edu) and their website ( climbersforbats.colostate.edu/).

Climbers for Bat Conservation is a collaboration between climbers, bat biologists, and land managers to understand where bats roost and where large populations may reside. They are interested in finding bats because a new disease, called white-nose syndrome ( whitenosesyndrome.org/), has killed millions of bats in North America. This collaboration has identified bat roosts throughout the U.S., and as far away as Norway and Bulgaria. CBC was developed by biologists who climb and they are advocates for climbing access and bat conservation. If you see bats while climbing, please let them know by emailing them at climbersforbats@colostate.edu, or visiting their website to learn more ( climbersforbats.colostate.edu/).

Rob Schorr

Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program ( sites.warnercnr.colostate.e…)

Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation

Robert.schorr@colostate.edu 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Vedauwoo

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 722
Edward's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 161
Screw
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 367
Mother 1
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 349
Middle Parallel Space
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 151
Fantasia
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 224
Climb and Punishment
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 188
Plumb Line
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 125
Mainstreet
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 469
Friday the 13th
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 140
Beefeater
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 129
Flying Buttress
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 221
Captain Nemo
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 162
Hesitation Blues
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 164
Spectreman
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 141
Max Factor
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Edward's Crack Walt's Wall
 722
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Screw Valley Massif
 161
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Mother 1 Nautilus
 367
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Middle Parallel Space Nautilus
 349
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Fantasia Poland Hill
 151
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Climb and Punishment Reynolds Hill
 224
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Plumb Line 700L/Plumb Line… > Plumb Line Crag > Lower Tier
 188
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Mainstreet Coke Bottle
 125
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Friday the 13th Nautilus
 469
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Beefeater Holdout
 140
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Flying Buttress Nautilus
 129
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Captain Nemo Nautilus
 221
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Hesitation Blues Nautilus
 162
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Spectreman Blair (overview) > Upper Blair > Heap
 164
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Max Factor Nautilus
 141
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
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