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Areas in Fremont Canyon

Bridge, The 27 / 1 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 28
Gauntlet, The 3 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Love Shack, The 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Narrows (East Rim), The 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Pathfinder Marina 1 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Power Tower Wall 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Side Canyon (South Rim) 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Twin Towers Wall (aka Low Voltage Wall) 1 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
West Canyon (South Rim), The 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Wine and Roses 11 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Elevation: 5,500 ft
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Description

Awesome granite canyon in the middle of the state!

Fremont is best known as a trad area, but there are a good number of sport routes here as well. All told, the canyon has several hundred routes, sport and trad.

The area is secluded and remote, but is actually fairly easy to get to by Wyoming standards - all paved roads will get you to the place.

The canyon is a deep cleft cut by the North Platte River, and many routes require you to rappel off the rim to get to the base of the climb. The routes often start on a ledge or hanging belay just above the river. There are also a fair number of scrambly hikes into the bottom of the canyon to get to the base.

The canyon proper is typically 200 to 500 feet deep, so there are many multipitch routes.

There are also a pretty fair number of odd side canyons and outcroppings offering shorter routes.

Getting There

From Casper,take Hwy 220 southwest about 30 miles to the Alcova exit. Exit left (south)and go about 7 miles to a fork in the road. Bear right at the fork. In three more miles you get to the bridge over the canyon and a viewpoint/picnic area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fremont Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Carpenter's Corner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
B-25
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Easy Day for a Lady
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Kiss of the Spiderwoman
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stone King
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Thanatos
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
The Slab Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Take Me to the River
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Dillingham Blues
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Greystoke
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wine and Roses
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
All Time Loser
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Superman
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Morning Illnesses
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
The Stinger
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Carpenter's Corner Bridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
B-25 Bridge 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Easy Day for a Lady Bridge 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Kiss of the Spiderwoman Gauntlet 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Stone King Bridge 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Thanatos Wine and Roses 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
The Slab Route Narrows (E Rim) 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Take Me to the River Twin Towers Wall (aka Low Voltag… 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dillingham Blues Bridge 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Greystoke Bridge 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Wine and Roses Wine and Roses 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
All Time Loser Bridge 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Superman Bridge 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Morning Illnesses Bridge 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
The Stinger Love Shack 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
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Petsfed
Laramie, WY
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
Once you cross the bridge, visually any of the spur roads lead to decent camping. Aug 4, 2017
jleining   CO
I'm headed here soon and I am looking for free camping. Before I search BLM and Forrest service sites I was wondering if any one had info they'd be willing to share. Let me know. Aug 3, 2017
michalm
Boulder, CO
michalm   Boulder, CO
We just wrote a trip report about our recent adventures in Fremont Canyon. Find it here: aspiringalpinist.com/trip-r…. Jun 13, 2016
Jtradshaw
Fargo, ND
Jtradshaw   Fargo, ND
Don't know if he's still in the area but Micah Rush is the go to guide/source for Fremont Canyon crew furthermore anyone at the 5150 can point you in his direction he used to climb with a guy Colby frontiero look him up too Apr 29, 2015
canyonclimber
Casper WY
canyonclimber   Casper WY
New guide book for Fremont Canyon just came out. Thanks a bunch to Micah and Kelly Rush. This will make the canyon a little less intimidating to visitors. Enjoy Fremont! Nov 4, 2013
To expand on the answer given Trask: Steve Petro was only one of the "major players." Arno Ilgner, Kelly Moore, and Pat Parmenter were also heavily involved in developing a high standard in the area. later on, Steve Bechtel played a part. Oct 14, 2013
Andy Busse
Rapid City, SD
Andy Busse   Rapid City, SD  
Looking for a partner 8/25 -8/28 Aug 25, 2012
Trask
Broomfield
Trask   Broomfield
I am curious?? Who are the responsible parties for most of the first ascents??? Aug 18, 2010
canyonclimber
Casper WY
canyonclimber   Casper WY
Casper is the place to stop for decent food, all your gear needs, and beta on Fremont Canyon.

Mountain Sports is the area place to go for gear and beta. Many local climbers work here and are happy to spew info.

5150 climbing gym has indoor climbing as well as gear and beta. Contact the owner for guided climbing throughout Wyoming. The owner will soon publish a new guide book for the area as there are new routes going up in Fremont Canyon.

Slone's in Alcova is the closest place for general needs. They have sack lunches to go.

Mar 12, 2008
Don't forget about the ice cream!!! Excellent ice cream at the gas station, makes a hot day, much much better!! Check out the stars at night -- billions & billions of stars. Jun 3, 2006
the bridge makes for some great rope jumps Jun 1, 2006
SCherry
Boulder, CO
SCherry   Boulder, CO
There is a nice website with a good amount of route info, and area beta to be found at fremontcanyon.com The guidebook (Falcon) has the most complete resource to routes and camping. May 24, 2006

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