Elevation: 8,028 ft
GPS: 41.174, -105.354 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

Reynolds Hill is a great place not too far from Central Vedauwoo, and it isn't nearly as crowded. This has got to be one of the prettiest areas at Vedauwoo - not nearly as much highway noise, stands of aspen trees, and quiet meadows for lounging at the base.

There are a ton of routes here in all ranges of difficulty. Classics would include Moors Crossing at 5.6, or the stellar cracks in the Climb and Punishment alcove. Most of the routes are cracksb(like everywhere at Vedauwoo), but some have a bit of face climbing, too.

Getting There

Drive about 2.5 miles past the main Vedauwoo turnoff to Road 700D. Turn left, and shortly after park at the locked gate. Hike to the junction with 700CD, where you turn right. Walk down the old road to the stream, and pick up a decent trail which heads towards the rock. The hike takes about 30 minutes, and is very pleasant.

Apparently there wasn't a locked gate on the road when the Vedauwoo guide was published, so the description here is a bit different than the guide.

L->R

From John Marsella:

Pooh Corner

A. ?Spatial Relations?, 13- , 2p, 60', gear. Starts above ground.
B. Pooh Corner, 10-, 1p, gear.
C. Hug Jombo, 11-, 1p, 35', gear.
D. Howling, 11, 1p, gear.
E. Black Starr Chimney, 5, 1p, 40', gear.
F. Serpentine, 9, 1p, 60', gear.
G. Robert's Rectification, 9+, 1p, 70', gear. Starts above ground.
H. Hesitation, 8, 1p, gear. Starts above ground.
I. Klink, 10-, 3p, 150', gear.
J. Unknown left of Maiden, 6, 1p, 50', TR or gear.
K. Maiden, 6, 1p, 30', gear.
L. Matron, 8, 1p, 40', gear.

Upper Tier - Left Side

M. Like Fun, 6, 1p, gear.
N. More Fun, 6, 1p, gear.
O. Cosmic Debris, 8+, 1p, 100', gear.
P. Labyrinth, 9, 1p, gear.
Q. Connecticut Yankee, 10, 1p, 60', gear.
R. Glenda's Chimney, 5, 1p, 70', gear.
S. Fat Man's Demise, 7, 1p, 70', gear.
T. Finger Grinder, 9, 1p, 90', gear.

Upper Tier Crime and Punishment alcove

U. Climb and Punishment, 9+, 1p, 80', gear.
U2. Climbs of Passion Exit, 11, 1p, 70', gear.
V. Penis Dimension, 10, 1p, gear.
W. Hung Like a Horse, 11-, 1p, gear.
X. I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia, 12, 1p, 80', gear.
Y. Coffee Grinder, 9, 2p, 200', gear.
Z. Ain't Crack, 8, 1p, gear.
AA. Guidebook Dilemma, 9, 1p, gear.
BB. Bad Man with a Devil's Hand, 10, 3p, 350', bolts & gear.
CC. Moor's Crossing, 7, 3p, 250', gear.
DD. Nexus, 7, 1p, gear.
EE. Barf Bucket Traverse, 6, gear.
FF. Horror Show, 9, 1p, gear.
GG. Tombstone Crack, 8, 2p, 250', gear.
HH. Bloodletting, 11+, 1p, 50', gear.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Reynolds Hill

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 100
Maiden
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Moor's Crossing
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Cosmic Debris
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Finger Grinder
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Coffee Grinder
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 60
Labyrinth
Trad, TR 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 148
Climb and Punishment
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Klink
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 117
Pooh Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 52
Penis Dimension
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 72
Hung Like a Horse
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Climbs of Passion Exit
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 10
Bloodletting
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 14
I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia
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5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R
 5
The Forever War
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Maiden
 100
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Moor's Crossing
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Cosmic Debris
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Finger Grinder
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Coffee Grinder
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Labyrinth
 60
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR 2 pitches
Climb and Punishment
 148
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Klink
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Pooh Corner
 117
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Penis Dimension
 52
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Hung Like a Horse
 72
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Climbs of Passion Exit
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Bloodletting
 10
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia
 14
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
The Forever War
 5
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R Trad
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MaryH. Harlan
Carbondale, CO
MaryH. Harlan   Carbondale, CO
This is one of the most beautiful areas of Vedauwoo. If this place were named "Yosemite," everyone would be here! There are some really classic lines on Climb and Punishment, and Gorilla Rock has some superb established climbs, and some lines are too good to miss whether they are in the book or not. Very isolated area, quiet, and away from the crowds. May 28, 2004
Petsfed
Laramie, WY
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
This area doesn't see nearly enough traffic as the climbing deserves. That said, it also has the lowest quality rock of any of the areas in Vedauwoo (Roof Ranch seems to have the best). Bring a helmet and be ready for small to large rock fall. Nexus and Moor Crossing both start in a particularly grainy chimney. Aug 5, 2005
While it is always a pretty good idea to wear a helmet, I think the previous comment is a bit exaggerated. I've climbed at Reynold's extensively and have never had any problems with rockfall. I think the rock out there is actually quite good and sports some cool knobby crystal face climbing on routes such as Achille's Last Stand (AKA Ain't Crack Headwall) and Bad Man with a Devil's Hand. Jan 15, 2006
Petsfed
Laramie, WY
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
Does anybody have any info on the crack just left of Pooh Corner? It tackles at least a pair of roofs in a corner. Looks rad, hands down to fingers and then back up to hands it looks like. Jul 28, 2008
Kevin Fox
parker
Kevin Fox   parker
Great route. Had an interesting experience with some Euros (the wife more so). They started out on the trail before we did, but ended up passing them on the trek out to Reynolds Hill. It was a family of four (no big deal), the plan was to go do Climb and Punishment. As I was a quarter of the way up the route I heard the women's voice from behind me. Sounded from her conversation with my belayer that they had planned on getting on the route. Oh well, should have started earlier. Anyway, as I was climbing, I heard her say that she didn't like dogs (brought my dog with me to the crag), so Kelley tried to reassure her that we would accommodate her and tie him up when I got down from climbing. Remind you that we were the first at the base of the climb. Not to say that we had rights and she didn't, but there definitely needs to be a little give and take. Throughout the climb other small things were going on. They forgot their guidebook and without even asking, picked up mine. At least they could've asked. Once I finished up the route some how I got into a conversation about the routes that were next to C and P. I told her that Penis Dimension shared the same anchors. She argued with me and said absolutely not. And that the route could not be it. And that the route furthest to the right was PD. I proceeded to show her the mp.com pages that stated the two routes shared the same anchors. To no avail, still arguing that I was wrong.
Now because of her tone with me, not friendly, I was determined to show her and proceeded to find a pic in the guidebook of someone on the route furthest on the right that was called Hung Like a Horse 11a. After showing her the pick still wouldn't believe me.
Cool, I can deal.
So they decide to climb Finger Grinder, while Kelley cleaned the climb. The husband seemed pretty passive and a nice guy that didn't say much. After he lead the climb, his wife started to argue with him, and this proceeded to go on the whole time while we were climbing. Talk about making everyone feel uncomfortable.
After Kelley came down from climbing C and P and we were packing up to leave (weather blew in), Kelley caught one her children throwing rocks at my dog who was laying passively laying under a rock out of the sun. Kelley spoke up and told the child to stop. Catching the wife's attention and then she proceeded to say something. Had she not been arguing with her husband and watching what her kids were doing, everything would've been cool.
Now, this women was a very thick woman, not to say that she can't climb, but the barrage of insults and the arguing with her husband who was on the sharp end setting up there top rope, I would've have handed her the rack and said if you can do better get her done. Even after Kelley and I left the crag and were down by the beaver ponds we could here her still belittling her husband. All I can say is that man is a saint for putting up with her shit. Sep 2, 2008
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Who was Reynolds? As in Reynolds Hill. Oct 28, 2016
The GPS coordinates are NOT CORRECT.

We walked until we were standing directly on where it showed on the map on the iPhone app, and we were nowhere near it, in fact the location on the map shows it just across the stream and a few feet up the hill from The Citadel.

Sorry I don't have corrected coordinates, as I never actually found this location.... It would be great if someone who has though can correct the coordinates.

We had a good time climbing another area, I just wanted to let others know in the hope that someone who *does* know where this is located can fix it for other climbers. Aug 2, 2017
John L
Fort Collins, CO
John L   Fort Collins, CO
Matthew - here are the GPS coordinates for Reynolds

41.173396, -105.354873

Not sure what is being used for the iPhone app. Aug 8, 2017
John L
Fort Collins, CO
John L   Fort Collins, CO
There's a sweet new pitch on the same wall as Moor Crossing.

From the photo in the link below: from the second belay, go straight up on a slab. Look for 3 bolts that surmount a bulgy slab. The slab felt mid-5.10, maybe easier. The top of the pitch has chains and is a 60m rap to some chains right below the flakes that you climb to get to the top of the 2nd pitch of Moor Crossing.

mountainproject.com/v/10591…. Sep 11, 2017