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Crazy Woman Cliff

Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Crazy Woman Crags
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. 

Routes from Left to Right

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
The Searchers
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 1
Cabin Fever
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Poke in Your Pocket
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Cowpoke
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 29
Hole in the Wall
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
One Way Out
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
No Way Out (AKA Rick's Route)
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 24
A Drinking Man's Game
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
Bury the Hatchet
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 1
“42”
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 2
Poker Face
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
Bighorn Roundup
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 1
Bats in Her Belfry
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
the Burden of Doubt
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Campground Host
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Cake and Ice Cream
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Shepherd's Delight
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Dementia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Sharp Shooter
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 3
Frizzle Fry
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Searchers
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Cabin Fever
 1
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Poke in Your Pocket
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cowpoke
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hole in the Wall
 29
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
One Way Out
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
No Way Out (AKA Rick's Route)
 20
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
A Drinking Man's Game
 24
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Bury the Hatchet
 27
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
“42”
 1
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Poker Face
 2
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Bighorn Roundup
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Bats in Her Belfry
 1
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Total Eclipse of the Heart
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
the Burden of Doubt
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Campground Host
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cake and Ice Cream
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Shepherd's Delight
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dementia
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Sharp Shooter
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Frizzle Fry
 3
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport

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My flash go on Bighorn Roundup a classic at the crag.
[Hide Photo] My flash go on Bighorn Roundup a classic at the crag.
The cliff seen from the approach road.
[Hide Photo] The cliff seen from the approach road.