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DescriptionA 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. Otherwise, free camping is permitted wherever it's 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 ThereYou 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.
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Vedauwoo
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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