Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 44.508, -109.177 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 16,293 total · 123/month
Shared By: Mike Snyder on May 7, 2008 with updates from Dillon Blanksma
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

Description

A granite alcove at the west end of the Shoshone Canyon. Mostly sport climbing with several trad routes thrown in for good measure. There are about 60 routes with grades ranging from 5.6 to 5.13a. The approach, now that the new parking lot is open, takes about ten seconds.  The ground is flat so belaying and spreading out is easy, making this is a kid friendly site.

Getting There

Drive west from Cody into the Shoshone Canyon and park on the right before the entrance to the first short tunnel. A five minute walk west through the two short tunnels is a bit harrowing with cars whipping by on the highway a few feet from your head, but over with quick.

The old parking lot is back! You can now drive through the first two short tunnels and park right at the base of the Island. There are only about 7 designated parking spots. Be aware that you can only make a right hand turn out of the lot, so it still may be worth your while to park before the tunnels.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Island

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Bitch With A Broomstick
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Feelin' All Right
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
In With The New
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Pea Green Limosine
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 18
Illegal Dihedral
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Big Ben
Sport, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Light Tension
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bitch With A Broomstick
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Feelin' All Right
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
In With The New
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Pea Green Limosine
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Illegal Dihedral
 18
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Big Ben
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Light Tension
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
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