Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 44.172, -106.871 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Trevor Bowman on Jun 7, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson
Access Issue: Open public lands (Forest Service). Respect adjacent landowners. Details

Description

The left-hand (northern-most) of the group of cliffs as seen from Highway 16. This wall holds the most routes and the greatest concentration of classic lines for the 5.10-5.12 climber. The routes are largely concentrated on the right and left sides of the cliff, with a few scattered in the middle. The right side is open and exposed, while the rest of the crag has trees growing along the base offering shade in hot temps. Very mellow approach of a couple minutes; good undeveloped camping in the forest nearby.

Getting There

From the east (Buffalo) follow Highway 16 southwest for just over 24.5 miles, and turn left (east) onto Crazy Woman Canyon Road—Forest Service Road 33 (marked with a sign on Highway 16 a couple of hundred feet before the turn which reads—Crazy Woman Canyon Road and Muddy Guard).

From the west (Ten Sleep): From the summit of Powder River Pass, follow Highway 16 east for 9.3 miles and turn right (east) onto Crazy Woman Canyon Road. 

 

Zero your odometer here.

100 meters— Turn right off of FS 33 onto Forest Service Road 473 (sign for Muddy Guard).

.3 miles—A junction with a fence is passed, turn left (east) onto Forest Service Road 472.

1.5 miles—Pass through a fence line at a triangular junction and go left (northeast) on Forest Service Road 463. The road climbs a short rocky ridge and enters the forest, low clearance vehicles may have trouble.

2.5 miles—Junction below the cliff, turn right (southeast) onto Forest Service Road 496 and continue another couple of hundred feet. FS 496 deteriorates quickly, park off of the spur in the meadow below the right (south) side of the cliff. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Crazy Woman Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Cake and Ice Cream
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Campground Host
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 47
Bury the Hatchet
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 10
Sharp Shooter
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
the Burden of Doubt
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 54
Hole in the Wall
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Frizzle Fry
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 39
A Drinking Man's Game
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 35
No Way Out (AKA Rick's Route)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Shepherd's Delight
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Poker Face
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Dementia
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 25
Bighorn Roundup
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 4
“42”
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cake and Ice Cream
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Campground Host
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bury the Hatchet
 47
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Sharp Shooter
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
the Burden of Doubt
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hole in the Wall
 54
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Frizzle Fry
 7
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
A Drinking Man's Game
 39
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
No Way Out (AKA Rick's Route)
 35
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Shepherd's Delight
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Poker Face
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Dementia
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Bighorn Roundup
 25
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Total Eclipse of the Heart
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
“42”
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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