Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 44.508, -109.177 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Snyder on May 7, 2008 · Updates
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Bruce's Crack
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Bitch With A Broomstick
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Feelin' All Right
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Rescue
Sport, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Mild Thing
Sport, Alpine
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 17
Bobby and The Bosch
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Mind Games
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Pea Green Limosine
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 24
Illegal Dihedral
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Big Ben
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Balls?
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Panic!
Sport, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 28
Light Tension
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 15
Black Wall
Sport, Alpine
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
The Horn of Plenty
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bruce's Crack
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
Bitch With A Broomstick
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Feelin' All Right
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Rescue
 28
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Mild Thing
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine
Bobby and The Bosch
 17
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Mind Games
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Pea Green Limosine
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Illegal Dihedral
 24
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Big Ben
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Balls?
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Panic!
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Light Tension
 28
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Black Wall
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
The Horn of Plenty
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
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