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Hidden Buttress 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
North Buttress 2 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
South Buttress 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 9,304 ft
GPS: 42.994, -109.76 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Nate Olsen on Oct 12, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder
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Description

This great area is good for sport and trad climbing. The trad climbing here is relativly easy and a few sport routes that are somewhat challenging. This place has exhilerating veiws with only a short drive from Pinedale.

Getting There

From Pinedale follow the Skyline drive road north for about 12 miles. There is a large paved pullout on the left side of the road. Walk about a 1/4 mile north up the road and you will find a clearing on the rght side. Take this and the rocks will come into veiw atop the hill. You will drop down and then back up. There is no established trail.

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Jason Burton
Pinedale, WY
Jason Burton   Pinedale, WY
As with many low country granite areas that don't get much traffic, there will be some sandy ledges and an occasional friable holds, but this area hardly qualifies as choss. The second pitches of most routes are a bit contrived and the bolt placements on older routes don't always follow the natural line. I bolted Donkey Day and while it isn't perfect, I bolted it with my 5'5" wife in mind and she has no problem leading it. Go right at the crux and edge up to the hueco not out left into the untraveled terrain. Keep your head about you on these routes and please report loose or missing hardware to the Great Outdoor Shop in Pinedale. May 6, 2017
Micah Rogers
Asheville, NC
Micah Rogers   Asheville, NC
Not the best rock, for sure. Also came across 2 big piles of bear poop under the roof on Vultures and Co., so climb with caution and keep an eye out.

That being said, if you're looking for a nice easy afternoon climb near Pinedale, there are several beginner-to-moderate routes to hop on after a short approach. Jul 22, 2013
Valerie Bachinsky
West Sand Lake, NY
Valerie Bachinsky   West Sand Lake, NY
Big pile o' choss. Like MH said above, the rock just crumbled underneath are feet and the bolting was not intelligently thought out. We were in WY on vacation and were sorry we wasted the time to go here. If you're in the area for a day and need somewhere to go, choose Stonehenge instead...higher quality rock and climbing Aug 16, 2012
Nasty chossy crumbly rock. The holds just fell apart underneath my feet. And (at least on Vultures & Co and Donkey Days) the bolts are placed so that a short climber has to do the hard move BEFORE clipping. Unsafe and not nice. Jul 17, 2012
Wesley Gooch
Jackson, Wyoming
Wesley Gooch   Jackson, Wyoming
A comprehensive mini-guide to Lizard Rocks is available for free download on ClimbingWyoming.com . The mini-guide is a free supplement chapter for the Jackson Hole & Pinedale, WY Rock Climbing Guide. Oct 7, 2011
Conor Raney
Pinedale, WY
Conor Raney   Pinedale, WY
Hey, could one of you guys pinpoint lizard rock on the map. May 4, 2010

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