Elevation: 7,360 ft
GPS: 44.857, -107.393 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John Gunnels on Apr 24, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Description

Numerous limestone walls with routes for all abilities. Trad lines... bolt clipping... whatever your taste may be, you'll find it here. The south-facing walls can be incredibly hot in the summer... and quite warm in latter winter and early spring. Regarding crowds... you're more likely to trip over fishermen than have to wait for the classic lines.

Getting There

East of Sheridan on I-90 about 15 miles to the Ranchester exit. West on 14A about 5 miles to Dayton. As you are entering town, just before crossing the Tongue River bridge, turn right and follow the road that parallels the Tongue River. About 3 miles of dirt road will lead you to a Y in the road. Bear left, regain the river for about 2 more miles. The road ends in your parking lot. Follow the foot trail for about 1/2 mile to a bridge that crosses the river. The first climbs are located on the wall to your immediate right. Continue on the trail upstream... and you'll see SEVERAL walls to your right.

For more detailed information, stop in at Bighorn Mountain Sports or Back Country Bicycles in Sheridan, Wyoming.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tongue River Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 9
Elf
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Snag
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 8
The Vegan
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
DJs
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Call Me a Cab
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Edwards Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Big Bird
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
Pair of Loaded Guns
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Going to Extremes
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Gray LADY down
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
American Express
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
White Knight
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Shackling the Masses with Drasti…
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Pangs of Battle
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Launchpad Camoflauge
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Elf Big Bird Area
 9
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Snag Snag Wall
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Vegan Snag Wall
 8
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
DJs Big Bird Area
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Call Me a Cab Big Bird Area
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Edwards Crack Big Bird Area
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Big Bird Big Bird Area
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pair of Loaded Guns Snag Wall
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Going to Extremes Big Bird Area
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Gray LADY down Snag Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
American Express Snag Wall
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
White Knight Knight
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Shackling the Masses with D… Happy Trails
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pangs of Battle Knight
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Launchpad Camoflauge Hidden Wall
 5
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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