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Angry Orange S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Black Narcissist S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Captain Tombstoner S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Censor This S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Choking Lois S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Crux Luthor S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Fortress of Solitude S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Gettin' Rich S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jesus Christ Super Jew S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jesus Christ Super Man S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Judas S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Luthor S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
MechaJudas Super Villain S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mining Space Rocks S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Moldyfinger S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Poking Lois S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Selling Air S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Solid Gold Secret Sauce S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Trad Dad Destroyer S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Metropolis

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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jesus Christ Super Jew
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Fortress of Solitude
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jesus Christ Super Jew
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fortress of Solitude
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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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

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