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Areas in Cody

Bridge Bands, The 4 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Cedar Mountain Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Dry Creek 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
East Bridge Bands 3 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
Green Mile, The 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Island, The 3 / 33 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 36 / 36
Just For Kix Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lower Canyon Granite 20 / 54 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 74
Rattlesnake/Sphinx 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
South Fork Shoshone (Ice) 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 35 / 0 / 0 / 35 / 35
Terrace, The 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Upper Bridge Bands 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Elevation: 5,100 ft
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Description

The town of Cody is located in Wyomings NW corner, about 50 miles east of the Yellowstone National Park east entrance. Climbing opportunities abound in the Shoshone Canyon West of town, offering sandstone bouldering, limestone and granite sport cragging, and a variety of traditional routes primarily on the granite. In addition, world class ice climbing with an air of adventure can be found 40 miles south of town along the South Fork of the Shoshone River.

Getting There

The Shoshone canyon is located on Hwy 14/16/20 a few miles west of the city limits. The turn off for cedar mountain bouldering is the first left after entering the canyon. It is the obvious switchback dirt road leading up the mountain. The limestone crags are on the north side of the road on Rattlesnake Mountain accessed by the only two right turn options in the canyon. The granite areas are at the west end of the canyon near the tunnels and deep in the canyon near the river.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cody

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5
Mean Green
Trad, Ice, Alpine 7 pitches
WI5
Moonrise
Trad, Ice, Alpine 3 pitches
WI4
The Moratorium
Ice, Alpine 2 pitches
WI4
High on Boulder
Ice, Alpine 3 pitches
WI5-6
Broken Hearts
Ice, Alpine 7 pitches
WI3+
The Main Vein
Ice, Alpine 5 pitches
WI4
Cabin Fever
Ice, Alpine 3 pitches
WI5
The Pillar of Pain
Ice, Alpine
WI5
Spyin' 'n Flyin'
Ice, Alpine 5 pitches
WI5+
Joy After Pain
Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Feelin' All Right
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pea Green Limosine
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Illegal Dihedral
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Big Ben
Sport, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Light Tension
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mean Green S Fork Shoshone (Ice) WI5 Trad, Ice, Alpine 7 pitches
Moonrise S Fork Shoshone (Ice) WI5 Trad, Ice, Alpine 3 pitches
The Moratorium S Fork Shoshone (Ice) WI4 Ice, Alpine 2 pitches
High on Boulder S Fork Shoshone (Ice) WI4 Ice, Alpine 3 pitches
Broken Hearts S Fork Shoshone (Ice) WI5-6 Ice, Alpine 7 pitches
The Main Vein S Fork Shoshone (Ice) WI3+ Ice, Alpine 5 pitches
Cabin Fever S Fork Shoshone (Ice) WI4 Ice, Alpine 3 pitches
The Pillar of Pain S Fork Shoshone (Ice) WI5 Ice, Alpine
Spyin' 'n Flyin' S Fork Shoshone (Ice) WI5 Ice, Alpine 5 pitches
Joy After Pain S Fork Shoshone (Ice) WI5+ Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
Feelin' All Right Island 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Pea Green Limosine Island 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Illegal Dihedral Island 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Big Ben Island 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Light Tension Island 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
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Greg Sievers
Bozeman, MT
Greg Sievers   Bozeman, MT
"the" place to stay to climb in the Southfork Ice is the Double Diamond X Ranch. its located 40miles from Cody and only 2-3 miles from the ice. it is the only facility out there in the Valley, and not only reduces the commute but reduces your chances of nailing one of thousands of deer, skidding off the road, falling asleep at the wheel after a long day, driving to or from town in the dark, and maybe getting a DUI. ddxranchwyoming.com
their bunkhouse has 2 rooms that each have 3 bunkbeds, table, chairs, refrigerator, microwave, toasteroven, hot plate, and 2 each showers, sinks, toilets. beds mattrasses are covered single beds, so bring your own sleeping bag.
this used to be an AAC Hut, but the new owners give 10% off to AAC members on the $39/nite rate. Feb 11, 2017
Jason Todd
Cody, WY
Jason Todd   Cody, WY
There is a whole lotta climbing to be had in Cody.

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