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Sport Routes In Western Wyoming


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Tyler Vineyard · · Kemmerer, Wyoming · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 50

I was wondering if anyone new of any sport routes in the western side of the state? Just some fun sport routes for the weekends close to Kemmerer.

DavisMeschke Guillotine · · Pinedale, WY · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 210

Closest bet would be in Jackson. Rock springs buttress comes to mind. Lander would also be the obvious choice but a pretty far drive if you're in kemmerer. There's a few bolted sport routes here around Pinedale but nothing good enough to travel for.

thecmacattack · · Denver, Colorado · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 30

at the community college in green river theres actually a pleasantly surprising amount of well bolted routes on the two formations west or left of the building from the front.

ive actually been meaning to ask people here if they have any route info or who developed this area.

JenE Econopouly · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 0

I'd be down for after work climbing in Green River, Wednesday late afternoons.

Dan Zobell · · Springville UT · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 55

Echo Canyon, It's Utah, but kinda close.

Tom Rangitsch · · Lander, WY · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 1,504

The climbing at Wild Iris in Lander is not too far away. Along with Tensleep (which is much farther away), it is the best climbing in the state. it is probably about 120 miles from Kemmerer. It is about 30 miles outside of Lander but on the Kemmerer side of things. There is a lot of information about it here. Check out the OK Corral area. All sport routes and well bolted.

Logan canyon has some good stuff also, on the other side of Bear Lake. It is near the ski area of Beaver Mountain, if you know where that is.

I grew up in Kemmerer and live in Lander now. Shoot me a PM if you want any other info about the climbing around here. I went to high school with Shane Vineyard. Any relation?

Ken Noyce · · Layton, UT · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 2,122
Tyler Vineyard wrote:I was wondering if anyone new of any sport routes in the western side of the state? Just some fun sport routes for the weekends close to Kemmerer.
Honestly, the closest thing that I know of is Echo Canyon which is just over an hour away from Kemmerer. Other options as have been mentioned are Wild Iris which is 2 hours away, Logan Canyon which is about 1 hour 45 minutes away, also there is Hoop Lake in UT which is about 1 hour 45 minutes away, but only hard routes currently developed, also most of the climbing in the Uinta mountains is about 1 hour 45 minutes away. I'm sure there is other stuff around, but that's all I know about. Good Luck!
Gee Double · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 2,101

Most west ? Teton Canyon or Swift Creek...

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