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Routes in Rodeo Wall

8 Second Ride S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Alive in Wyoming S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Betty Tendon Blaster S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Buck Dancer S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bulldoggin' S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Copenhagen S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I Against I S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Louise S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Quickdraw McGraw S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Redman S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rodeo Queen S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thelma S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 6,100 ft
GPS: 43.302, -110.762 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andy Laakmann on Jun 21, 2006 with updates
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Rodeo Wall is the best crag for moderate sport climbing near Jackson Hole. It doesn't look like much from the road, and it doesn't look like much once you hike up, but the climbing is surprisingly fun. The rock is a form of limestone, less then or near vertical, and seems to alternate between either polished or super-sharp. Go figure. There are about twelve routes between 5.9-5.11 to keep you busy. The crag faces East, and during the Summer goes into the shade by 2:30pm, so it makes a nice evening destination.

Getting There

Take highway 89 south from Jackson for about 10 miles and go through Hoback Junction. After Hoback Junction drive about 2 miles and you'll see the crag up the hill to your right (West). There is a developed turnout for parking, and the trail begins right there. Approach time is about 10 minutes.

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Just cleaned up " Cowgirls wearing chaps only" on 9.2.16. All new bolts and hangers. I added 2 additional bolts to runout sections above, I may need to add 1 more we'll see what the verdict is. I used rust colored anodized hangers to distinguish this line from 8 second ride since it shares the first two bolts.

Thanks for the encouraging comments on my retro work. My attitude is that easily accessible decent rock is such a limited resource here in Jackson why not make these areas best outing experience we can? Sep 2, 2016
Trevor Bowman
Sheridan, WY
Trevor Bowman   Sheridan, WY
Thank you Greg for the continuing stewardship in updating Rodeo Wall recently, and Hoback Shield awhile back! Your commitment to preserving and even enhancing the integrity of these routes you bolted decades ago is admirable. Aug 29, 2016
M Alexander
M Alexander   SLO, CA
What a fun area! Amazing crimps and fun roofs, and so well protected. Thanks Greg Miles for the beautiful bolts, never felt run out. Wish my local crag felt the same way haha. Aug 29, 2016
Quickdraw McGraw had one bolt added to the finish that eliminates the 20' 5.8 runout section to the anchors that previously existed.
8 Second ride got a facelift as well with new bolts and hangers. Runout sections were eliminated. I made every effort to keep this route separate from Bulldogging while maintaining the natural path of least resistance on larger holds and not forcing it to the right. It does get a little close around the second and third bolts before moving back right. All in all a fun route and a needed upgrade. Jun 14, 2015
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
Thanks Greg for all your efforts over the years. Cool to see that Rodeo is still getting some love! Apr 28, 2015
"Bulldogging" just got updated with new bolts and hangers. The original wandering line was straightened out a bit to line up more directly with the anchors above. 2 additional bolts were added to runout sections making for enjoyable mostly 5.9-5.10 climbing with a couple of 5.10+ moves just below the anchors. Next up for the same treatment is 8 Second ride. Look for updates. Apr 24, 2015
Rodeo Queen was updated with new bolts making this heavily used route much safer and reasonable for its grade 5.8?. Belay stance bolts have been added at the base of routes to protect climbers on the exposed narrow ledge system that runs along the base. As summer progresses routes especially ones I established here years ago will be upgraded with new hardware. Look for updates. Apr 21, 2015
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Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
Just curious (doubt you'll ever see this), but what were you doing with a LoweBall at Rodeo Wall? Mar 27, 2007

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