Elevation: 5,500 ft
GPS: 44.503, -109.179 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Snyder on May 9, 2008
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Description

This granite area is at the bottom of the canyon near the river. It begins near the power plant and continues up river toward the dam. There are dozens of bolted, mixed and pure traditional climbs. The Moose Wall, The Power Station, The Cellular Service Wall, The NWCC Wall, The Single Malt Wall and The Dragons Den are some of the areas that have groups of climbs in close proximity. Other climbs are by themselves and not associated with any certain area. There are also climbs on the North side above the road which can get some good sunlight. The climbs on the South wall on the other side of the river can be chilly and are nice in the summer. The seasons for climbing down here are spring and fall on nicer days and comfy most days in the summer. Expect highly featured, fractured granite that climbs well and has good friction but can be condition dependent.

Getting There

Located in the Shoshone Canyon a few miles West of Codys city limit. The Lower Canyon Granite refers to the granite climbs accessed from the Hayden Arch Bridge road, which runs paralell to highway 14/16/20, but below it in the bottom of the canyon. Park at the western most pullout in the canyon on the south side (the one with the historical marker for the power station). Hop the guard rail and skitter down the steep trail to the road or walk under the highway through the drain pipe (scary). Head west into the canyon following the paved road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Canyon Granite

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Twight Delight
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Bowling Ball
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Dee's Freeze
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
I'll Tell You What's Cool
Sport 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Roaring Falls
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Glen Morangie
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Turbocharger
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Single Track
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
The Bowmore
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Golden Gate
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Can You Hear Me Now?
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 5
Phoenix
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Oban
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Stranahans
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twight Delight NWCC WALL
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bowling Ball Bowling Ball Wall
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Dee's Freeze Moose Wall
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
I'll Tell You What's Cool What's Cool Area
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 7 pitches
Roaring Falls Moose Wall
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Glen Morangie Single Malt Wall
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Turbocharger Single Malt Wall
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Single Track Single Malt Wall
 10
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Bowmore Single Malt Wall
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Golden Gate Turnstile Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Can You Hear Me Now? Cellular Service Wall
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Phoenix Riverside Wall
 5
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Oban Single Malt Wall
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Stranahans Single Malt Wall
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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