Elevation: 7,274 ft
GPS: 45.777, -112.637 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Zach Wahrer on Feb 15, 2018
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Description

The Wedge is a great sub-alpine climbing area with numerous routes up to 6 pitches in length. Grades run from 5.8 up to 5.12. Most of the climbing is on the northwest to southwest aspects. The lack of elevation gain on the hike make this formation an enjoyable day trip.

Climbing on the Wedge is almost always adventurous and requires a diverse skill set. You'll encounter slabs, roofs, cracks, run-outs, traverses, various kinds of animal poop, ancient hardware, and an exciting descent. Overall, the climbing is fun and the stone solid. Definitely worth the hike.

Getting There

From the Moose Creek Trailhead, pass the outhouse and cross the creek on a small bridge. The trail follows the creek, crossing meadows for a mile and a half until it goes back over the creek. Continue following the main creek for 10-15 minutes. You will come to a sharp right turn uphill to get into another drainage leading up to a meadow. From this point you can finally see the Wedge. At the far end of the meadow are the remains of a cabin. Continue past the cabin to the base of The Wedge.

Total hike is about 4 miles, with very little elevation gain.

6 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Wedge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
The Mutt and Jeff
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Southwest Face
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Southeast Chimneys
Trad 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 4
Tiny Tim
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Mutt and Jeff
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Southwest Face
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Southeast Chimneys
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Tiny Tim
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
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