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Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 42.646, -108.75 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Rangitsch on Aug 22, 2016
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg
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Description

This is a great, albeit distant and not fully developed, crag in the heart of the Little Popo Agie canyon. It faces north and west, making it a good summer area when the rest of the Lander area is baking in the sun. The rock quality is quite variable. A big fire razed the cliff in the early 2000s, severely spalling some of the cliff while leaving other areas untouched. There had been a few routes bolted in the cliff before the fire came through, but the hardware on these earlier routes is quite suspect. Of historical note is a cache of severely burned bolting gear at the base of one of the walls.

I revisited this area in 2014 and found that many of the undone lines would still go, with a ton of cleaning. As of 2016 there are about 15 bolted routes with room for probably 50 more. The area is reminiscent of the North Country wall and will have about as many routes as that cliff.

Getting There

Approach as for the Sweat Lodge. Drive past Wild Iris on Limestone Mountain road, past the Aspen Glade, the North Country, and the Pass Creek Cabins. Take a left at the T intersection and then follow the road down to Pass Creek. Park just before the road goes through Pass Creek.  The approach begins with a steep uphill following an old four wheeler track that has been closed to vehicular traffic.  This turns into a single track that contours around the hillside, depositing you on a bench.  Follow cairns for about 3/4 of a mile to another contouring trail that deposits you at the base of a small scree field just below the cliff.  Walk up here and you will find yourself at the Dead Zone.  The hiking approach is about 25-30 minutes.

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