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Areas in Laramie Range

9000 Venture Series 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bear Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Campo Nuevo 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Curtis Gulch and La Bonte Canyon 9 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Downey Park 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Halleck Canyon and Flying V Ranch Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Laramie Peak Region 14 / 7 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Laramie Peak Wildlife Habitat Management Area 89 / 204 / 11 / 0 / 1 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 254
Little Bear Gulch 28 Routes Topo 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Little Medicine Bow National Forest 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Sellers Mountain 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Squaw Rock and the Cooney Hills 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Access Issue: There is a lot of private land around. Details

Description

Endless ridges and peaks of granite, similar to Vedauwoo but smoother and more hand sized cracks. Driving anywhere in the range will leave your jaw on the floor while looking at the possibilities. The only problem is that most of the land is private, seek out the little public land.
Most Climbing is between 6,000 and 7,000 feet and is climble in all seasons depending on the weather. There are good weather windows in the winter and days far to hot for climbing in the summer. Main issue in winter is access, roads can have feet of snow for months.
Laramie Peak at around 10,000 ft. is a landmark seen from many places in the range.

Getting There

This is a huge area, you can get here from many places in South East Wyoming. You can easily get lost in the backroads, so bring a map and maybe extra gas. This driving is as remote as you can get in the lower 48. All access is Seasonal/Conditional depending on snow.

From Rock River take Fetterman Road 40-100 miles, all dirt.
From I-25 there are many access points, go West: E. Johnson Road, Fish Creek Road (El Rancho Road exit), and S. from Douglas.

There are little (towns?) crossroads throughout the range with NO SERVICES. Esterbrook, Binford, Hubbard's Cupboard*

  • Hubbard's (Mountain) Cupboard is a saloon/ Dance Hall. Very Fun (very Wyoming) open thurs., fri., sat. nights when toad conditions are good. It is located on Cottonwood Park Road. LONG/LAT: 42"17'40.84` N 105"21'06.55` W

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Rick Casey
Fort Collins, CO
Rick Casey   Fort Collins, CO
Laramie Peak is the USFS district in this area, and they are headquartered in Douglas. They are very helpful with providing current conditions and any road or campground closures. I called them today (7/7/15), and they will mail you a USFS map that costs $10 (w/ free shipping!) Their direct phone number is 307-358-4690. Jul 7, 2015
I am very disappointed with the style in which many routes have been bolted in the Laramie Range. Route after route has a first bolt that can be clipped from the ground standing flat footed. Often, the second bolt is only 2 or three feet beyond that! The biggest disgrace is the number of cracks that have been bolted. It should be embarrassing for the developers to have bolted cracks that will accept traditional gear. I understand that some areas (Wild Iris for example) have bolted cracks because they are sport areas. Laramie Range is neither a sport area or a traditional area as there are likely equal numbers of both types of routes. Shame on the developers for tarnishing such a pristine area. I am extremely disappointed. If some of the routes were bolted ground up and bolts were high-stepped to place another bolt then equipment like removable bolts should have been used. At the very least 5-piece Rawl bolts should have been used. I hope that any further development is done with some forethought and respect for the rock and the climbing community. Dec 14, 2017
Frankie Crankie,

A place in the Laramie Range suitable to your likes might be Roger Canyon. Our local here, Justin Ettle might be willing to show you around. Feb 3, 2018

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