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Areas in Tongue River Canyon

Big Bird Area 7 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Bridge, The 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Gecko Stubbs Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Happy Trails 2 / 5 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Hidden Wall 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Keyhole Arch 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Knight, The 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Landslide, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Lower Canyon Bands 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Music Wall 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Prow Amphitheater, The 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Sentry, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Shadow Wall 6 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Small Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Snag Wall 5 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Water Rites Buttress 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Waterstreak Wall 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Whodunnit 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Winter Wall 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 7,360 ft
GPS: 44.857, -107.393 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: John Gunnels on Apr 24, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder
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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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David J. Thompson
Hood River
David J. Thompson   Hood River
Hi folks, just spent some time in the Waterstreak area. Was a lot of trash at the base. Pack out some of it, but still a bunch left over. Dec 2, 2013
David J. Thompson
Hood River
David J. Thompson   Hood River
Thanks Clay, going to be around next week (Thanksgiving). I'll check in with Bruce. Nov 21, 2013
Ron Kraft
Loveland, CO
Ron Kraft   Loveland, CO
Tom Johannes has successfully retrieved the drill bit from a new trad crack climb route father up the canyon. Good roof, he rates it at a lower 5.10. Anchors at the top now, will try to post a photo or two later on. Apr 5, 2013
Clay Stoner
Sheridan, Wy
Clay Stoner   Sheridan, Wy
@David - Stop into the Sports Stop in downtown Sheridan and talk to Bruce. He's their climbing guy and keeps a list of locals that might be interested in meeting up with you while you are in town. Good Luck Mar 28, 2013
David J. Thompson
Hood River
David J. Thompson   Hood River
Anyone want to meet a Tounger River Canyon tomorrow. Yeah, Yeah, short notice. Mar 28, 2013
Fielding Phillips
Sheridan, wy
Fielding Phillips   Sheridan, wy
Trevor, Thank you!!! I have been checking in with the guys at back country bikes all summer! I'll be heading down there now to pick a copy up... If you ever want a partner, I have a lot of free time(climbing time)! Aug 4, 2010
Trevor Bowman
Sheridan, WY
Trevor Bowman   Sheridan, WY
Rock Climbs of the Eastern Bighorns is finally on the shelves! It provides comprehensive beta for over 100 routes in Tongue River Canyon and the other major crags of Sheridan/Buffalo area. Available at retailers throughout the area like: Rendezvous Trading Co., Backcountry Bicycles, Bighorn Mountain Sports, Sports Lure. PM me if you want a copy mailed. Aug 3, 2010
John J. Glime
Salt Lake City, UT
John J. Glime   Salt Lake City, UT
I have some tremendous memories of Tongue River Canyon. What a wonderful place, along with Steamboat Rock. Dec 7, 2007

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