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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.

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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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 41
Captain Tombstoner
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 76
Luthor
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 46
Jesus Christ Super Man
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 11
Judas
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 53
Trad Dad Destroyer
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 113
Jesus Christ Super Jew
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Non-Smoking Lois
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Solid Gold Secret Sauce
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Mining Space Rocks
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Black Narcissist
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 31
Fortress of Solitude
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 9
Crux Luthor
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 8
Angry Orange
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Captain Tombstoner
 41
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Luthor
 76
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Jesus Christ Super Man
 46
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Judas
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Trad Dad Destroyer
 53
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Jesus Christ Super Jew
 113
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Non-Smoking Lois
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Solid Gold Secret Sauce
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mining Space Rocks
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Black Narcissist
 9
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Fortress of Solitude
 31
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Crux Luthor
 9
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Angry Orange
 8
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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