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Burgess Picnic Area

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Burgess Picnic Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,040'
Location: 44.78482, -107.52727 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matt Wenger on Jul 27, 2016
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Granite walls about 15 seconds - 5 minutes from the parking area. Afternoon shade. Cooler temps when it is hot in the valley below. Right next to the North Tongue River. Nice easy access area with at least one really fun crack! If you need a quick stop, and you're passing through, check it out. Nice place to have lunch and a few pitches.

More routes can be found in Trevor Bowman's "Rock Climbs of the Eastern Bighorns" guidebook.

Getting There 

From Sheridan: Head up into the Bighorns on Hwy 14. At Burgess Junction, exit right onto Hwy 14A. About 1/4 mile after you exit, turn right on Hwy 15 (Freeze Out road). This will turn into dirt. Drive down about 1 mile, and turn right onto a narrow dirt road towards the Burgess Picnic Area. Walls start right at the end of the road near the turn around. First climbs are literally 15 seconds from this turn around.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Burgess Picnic Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Burgess Picnic Area:
Picnic Lunch Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Burgess Picnic Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Entering the crux of Ain't No Picnic. Me climb...

Ain't No Picnic 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Wyoming : Eastern Big Horns : Burgess Picnic Area
A great pitch that ends too quickly. The climbing gets on you right from the ground as you crank through fingers/tips with some key faceholds for hands and feet. Bust an angling crux sequence, cop a rest and enjoy a short but sweet couple of handjams. Shake out again and work a cool flare to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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