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Great Divide, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 42.269, -107.279 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Rangitsch on Sep 14, 2008
Admins: Mike Snyder
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Description

The Ferris Mountains boast limestone palisades up to 450 feet high. The cliff band (or bands) are 4 or 5 miles long. I don't know of any development in the area except one very recent foray to them by myself and a friend (please post any other information you might have). The cliffs face south and the rock is generally quite clean, albeit sparsely featured on some faces. This area is very remote and will require a motivated team to develop new routes.

Getting There

From Rawlins, WY, travel northwest on US Highway 287 about 45 miles. The cliffs are visible to the north from the highway. Turn off just before milepost 36 on a dirt road to the right with two black mailboxes and a yellow 55 gallon drum. This approach avoids driving through some heinous sand dunes. Stay on this road passing just near a ranch house (the ranchers are friendly but have asked that you stop and let them know what you are doing so you don't startle their cows by mistake) and head for the palisades. There are a few different roads that go to the cliffs, pick one and start adventuring.

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nruea
. . . CO
nruea   . . . CO
Yes, spectacular place.
Climbed here two times between 2003 and 2006.
Very remote. Rock was mostly very solid (lime) and very sharp.
A few trad/clean routes and TR's were done on the far eastern side of the Ferris'.
Wife and I called it "Two Springs" (camping and climbing site) - the finest, coldest spring water. . . absolutely lovely.
4x4 with clearance was an absolute must-have.
Tom and crew were a good ways west of our play area.
Dec 21, 2013

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