Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 44.79154, -106.9631
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Description

Sheridan is the largest town along the eastern side of the Big Horn mountains. It is home to most of the area's few local climbers, and the primary bastion of civilization for any climbers passing through the area. The town itself offers a decent array of amenities: gas, lodging, groceries, a few good restaurants and a couple of quality breweries. More importantly, it offers access to a myriad of quality crags nestled along the foothills of the eastern Big Horns. Bighorn Dolomite (like Ten Sleep and the Lander crags) is the predominant stone in these parts, but there are also a number of granite areas that have been developed in recent years. None of the crags around Sheridan offer the concentration of routes that can be found in some of the state's more celebrated venues, but there are an abundance of quality lines throughout the grade spectrum to be found. What these crags do offer plenty of is scenery (every area around here has a great setting) and solitude (you won't wait in line for the classics here). Furthermore, there are few walls in the area that require more than 15-20 minutes of hiking.

Most of these crags are accessed via Highway 14 (and Highway 14a which branches off of 14), a paved highway (open all year) that crosses the northern end of the Big Horns. This offers amazing access to a lot of high country, and a plethora of crags. Redgrade Road is a graded gravel Forest Service road that accesses a number of other zones.

Getting There

Sheridan is in the north central part of Wyoming, about 25 miles south of Montana. It is just east of the Big Horn Mountains. Interstate 90 passes through town. It is about:
1.5 hrs from Ten Sleep Canyon
2 hrs from Billings
2 hrs from Casper
2.5 hrs from the Devils Tower
3 hrs from Cody
4 hrs from Lander
4 hrs from Bozeman
4.5 hrs from Laramie

315 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Eastern Big Horns

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
Edwards Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Big Bird
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 32
Chosspector's Choice Nugs
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 47
Bury the Hatchet
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Vice Gripped
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 54
Hole in the Wall
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 30
Hera
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 39
A Drinking Man's Game
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 22
Sulphur Queen
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
White Knight
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Star Ariel
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
 14
Tanner's Perpetual Motion Machine
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 27
Bighorn Roundup
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 13
The Kraken
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Edwards Crack Tongue River Ca… > Big Bird Area
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Big Bird Tongue River Ca… > Big Bird Area
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Chosspector's Choice Nugs Piney Creek Canyon > Trailside Wall
 32
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Bury the Hatchet Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff
 47
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Vice Gripped Piney Creek Canyon > Second Wind Wall
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hole in the Wall Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff
 54
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hera Piney Creek Canyon > Shipyard > 3. Mytho Wall
 30
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
A Drinking Man's Game Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff
 39
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sulphur Queen Piney Creek Canyon > Shipyard > 4. Bermuda Triangle
 22
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
White Knight Tongue River Ca… > Knight
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Star Ariel Piney Creek Canyon > Shipyard > 4. Bermuda Triangle
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
No Way Out (AKA Rick's Route) Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff
 35
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tanner's Perpetual Motion M… Piney Creek Canyon > Shipyard > 3. Mytho Wall
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bighorn Roundup Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff
 27
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
The Kraken Piney Creek Canyon > Shipyard > 3. Mytho Wall
 13
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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