Crazy Woman Cliff Rock Climbing
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The main roads are all on public property, but don't drive down anything resembling a driveway or leading to a residence. Maintain a low profile when climbing here. Keep dogs in control or consider not bringing them out here. Camp well away from any cabins, watch your campfire carefully, and pack out all trash! The cliffs and access are all on public land and legit, but the proximity to private holdings requires sensitivity and best behavior. Be good stewards to this special area and we'll all enjoy it for years to come!
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.
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.
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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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Crazy Woman Cliff
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