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DescriptionFolks have been climbing at Baldwin since 1993. It is a beautiful dolomite cliff, about 3 miles in length, 15 miles outside of Lander. It's well described in Lander Sport Climbs by Steve Bechtel. Baldwin Creek boasts the best rock in Lander and a high concentration of hard clip ups. There are about 60 routes ranging from 5.10d to 5.14c with a few projects that will check in somewhere in the 5.14 range when they finally get done. The rock quality is exquisite, pocketed, 15 degrees overhanging and deceptively hard to read.
The downside? The cliff faces south, it's hot all the time and there's only 1 shade tree on the whole cliff. Oh, you'll also need a 4wd vehicle to get up the crappy road. And then there's the 2 mile approach that sucks on the way out because it's really uphill. Winter access (when the weather would be awesome) is impossible as the road is closed around Thanksgiving.
Getting ThereLeave Lander on the Baldwin Creek/Squaw Creek loop. Take a dirt road at the far end of the loop and start switchbacking up towards Shoshoni Lake. The road gets really bad at the top of the switchbacks. You park at a small pulloff near a kiosk and hike in on a faint trail from there.
If you enjoy climbing on the surface of the sun, pay attention to the graph just below. Otherwise come here as late in the fall as possible and pray for clouds.
Classic Climbing Routes at Baldwin Creek
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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