Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 44.508, -109.177 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 28,511 total · 192/month
Shared By: Mike Snyder on May 7, 2008 with improvements by Dillon Blanksma
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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Bitch With A Broomstick
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Search
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Feelin' All Right
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
In With The New
Sport, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Rub the Nub
Sport, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Mild Thing
Sport, Alpine
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 13
Bobby and The Bosch
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Pea Green Limosine
Sport, Alpine
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Gunpowder
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 20
Illegal Dihedral
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
Big Ben
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Balls?
Sport, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
Light Tension
Sport, Alpine
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
The Horn of Plenty
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bitch With A Broomstick
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Search
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Feelin' All Right
 39
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
In With The New
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Rub the Nub
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine
Mild Thing
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine
Bobby and The Bosch
 13
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Pea Green Limosine
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Gunpowder
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Illegal Dihedral
 20
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Big Ben
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Balls?
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Light Tension
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
The Horn of Plenty
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
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