GPS: 44.128, -107.258 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 6,744 total · 52/month
Shared By: Petsfed on Sep 2, 2008
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg
Getting weather forecast...

Description

Like several of the crags in this area, Metropolis has a lower angle 50 foot intro section caped by another 50 feet of steeper bulges. The lower section is home to a disconcerting number of cracks, making Metropolis one of the few "moderate meccas" in Ten Sleep. There are a handful of good 5.9 and 5.10- pitches. The upper section features several more demanding 5.12 to 5.13- 'extensions'. Also, the nearby Daily Planet boulder hosts a half dozen shorter steep, powerful routes.

Getting There

Metropolis has the distinction of being located midway between two large crags, 'Downtown' and 'Mondo Beyondo', each with its own approach trail.

The Pullout for Downtown is the second one on the right (Southeast) side of the road after the switchback. Walk the 15 minute approach up toward the 'Cigar' then turn right to walk along the rising trail at the base of the cliff line past the 'Nugget' and 'Vulvus Godzilicus'. Metropolis is a few minutes past these and the next crag you come to.

The Mondo pullout is the next one located on the left (Northwest) and is generally full of climber trash vehicles all scampering up to have a go at Beer Bong, Schools Out, EKV or the like. Parking here for a day at Metropolis seems silly since there is an alternative. If you do begin your trek here, walk the trail up toward the slavery wall, not the one through the forested gully that brings you to the boulder in the woods. Once you are on the switchbacks in the trees, take the left trail near the top and walk over towards World Domination Wall. Follow the trail downhill along the cliff line passing Frat Boy Wall, Antarctica and eventually coming up on top of or below the Daily Planet Boulder. Metropolis is the wall behind the boulder.

20 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Metropolis Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Metropolis

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 40
Jesus Christ Super Jew
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 9
Fortress of Solitude
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jesus Christ Super Jew
 40
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fortress of Solitude
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
More Classic Climbs in Metropolis »

Sun & Shade

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

An alternate approach exists starting at the Downtown turnout.

Follow the trail towards Downtown but head right at an obvious cairn under a double trunked tree. Follow the faint trail and series of carins to Metropolis.

This approach seems to be a bit faster if you are only planning to go to Metropolis, not the rest of Mondo. ~15 minutes. Aug 21, 2018