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Elevation: 6,200 ft
GPS: 42.755, -110.869 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jul 29, 2007
Admins: Mike Snyder
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Description

This is the pretty canyon just east of the town of Afton. A popular hiking destination, the "Periodic Spring", is at the end of the well maintained road.
There is a lot of limestone in this canyon and room for a lot, like hundreds, of moderate sport routes. However, many of the fins that make up the canyon are of dubious quality. Finding the good bits is the challenge.

Getting There

Turn east on 2nd Ave in Afton. Follow the road until it enters the canyon (turns to dirt). It winds up the canyon along the stream for a few miles with a number of ponds and hiking trails being on either side. Rock fins start appearing immediately.

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Sam Lightner, Jr.
Lander, WY
Sam Lightner, Jr.   Lander, WY
Yeah. We started cleaning but the wall is actually hollow in most places and thus would not be safe to lead. Sep 23, 2016
goingUp
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at the first pump house, there is a three bolt set up at the top with a sling and ring.... this could easily be topropped for a few routes up the face... found this on a scramble/excurison. not sure who bolted it, or what its rated... It looks ok.
Up the hill behind it is more broken limestone, with some potential, The rock quality is dubious and the hillside is sketchy and loose, watch for rockfall if you head up past his feature. Sep 22, 2016
goingUp
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I found the spire in here the other day while running, went back a few days later and climbed it. Its pretty sweet! does anyone know where the other stuff in the canyon is/have any interest in climbing here/exploring with me? Im in Afton until the end of september 2016 Aug 30, 2016

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