Baldwin Creek Rock Climbing
Close up of the Wind Drinker prow.
Folks have been climbing at Baldwin since 1993. It is a beautiful dolomite cliff, about 3 miles in length, 15 miles outside of Lander. It's well described in Lander Sport Climbs by Steve Bechtel. Baldwin Creek boasts the best rock in Lander and a high concentration of hard clip ups. There are about 60 routes ranging from 5.10d to 5.14c with a few projects that will check in somewhere in the 5.14 range when they finally get done. The rock quality is exquisite, pocketed, 15 degrees overhanging and deceptively hard to read.
The downside? The cliff faces south, it's hot all the time and there's only 1 shade tree on the whole cliff. Oh, you'll also need a 4wd vehicle to get up the crappy road. And then there's the 2 mile approach that sucks on the way out because it's really uphill. Winter access (when the weather would be awesome) is impossible as the road is closed around Thanksgiving.
Leave Lander on the Baldwin Creek/Squaw Creek loop. Take a dirt road at the far end of the loop and start switchbacking up towards Shoshoni Lake. The road gets really bad at the top of the switchbacks. You park at a small pulloff near a kiosk and hike in on a faint trail from there.
If you enjoy climbing on the surface of the sun, pay attention to the graph just below. Otherwise come here as late in the fall as possible and pray for clouds.
Climbing Season For the Lander Area area.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Baldwin Creek
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The Brave Cowboy 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Wyoming
: Lander Area
: Baldwin Creek
Perhaps the best 5.12a in the Lander area. This route begins on the left side of the main wall at Baldwin. Start up an incipent crack that peters out as the wall steepens. Expect small pockets and crimpers. The crux is around mid height with a "six pack" undercling mono/thumb hold for he left hand. Pumpy and sustained....[more] Browse More Classics in Wyoming
Baldwin Creek Cliff, looking east, aroundabouts Tw...
Suicide Point from the parking area (Wind Drinker ...
By Joseph M.
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 27, 2011
Saw a video about climbing a route called Wind Drinker at Suicide Point and was just curious if there was any information on this cool looking prow.
By Crimp Nasty
From: Chosstown, USA
Jul 7, 2013
Is it possible to make it up here in a subaru?