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Elevation: 5,500 ft
GPS: 44.50324, -109.1785
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Shared By: Mike Snyder on May 9, 2008
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
I'll Tell You What's Cool
Sport 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Glen Morangie
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Oh the places you’ll go
Sport 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Turbocharger
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
Single Track
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
The Bowmore
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Golden Gate
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Marty's Coffin
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Pony Express
Trad 6 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
A Simple Act
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Can You Hear Me Now?
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 10
Phoenix
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Oban
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Stranahans
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
McClelland Strong
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
I'll Tell You What's Cool What's Cool Area
 58
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 7 pitches
Glen Morangie Single Malt Wall
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Oh the places you’ll go Gully Wall, AKA Dr. S…
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Turbocharger Single Malt Wall
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Single Track Single Malt Wall
 23
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Bowmore Single Malt Wall
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Golden Gate Turnstile Wall
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Marty's Coffin Riverside Wall
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pony Express Cellular Service Wall
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
A Simple Act Riverside Wall
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Can You Hear Me Now? Cellular Service Wall
 8
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Phoenix Riverside Wall
 10
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Oban Single Malt Wall
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Stranahans Single Malt Wall
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
McClelland Strong Single Malt Wall
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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