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Cody Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 5,100'
Location: 44.5259, -109.0613 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Snyder on May 7, 2008  with updates from Greg Sievers
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Description 

The town of Cody is located in Wyomings NW corner, about 50 miles east of the Yellowstone National Park east entrance. Climbing opportunities abound in the Shoshone Canyon West of town, offering sandstone bouldering, limestone and granite sport cragging, and a variety of traditional routes primarily on the granite. In addition, world class ice climbing with an air of adventure can be found 40 miles south of town along the South Fork of the Shoshone River.

Getting There 

The Shoshone canyon is located on Hwy 14/16/20 a few miles west of the city limits. The turn off for cedar mountain bouldering is the first left after entering the canyon. It is the obvious switchback dirt road leading up the mountain. The limestone crags are on the north side of the road on Rattlesnake Mountain accessed by the only two right turn options in the canyon. The granite areas are at the west end of the canyon near the tunnels and deep in the canyon near the river.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.6 miles from here

212 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Cody

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cody:
Mean Green   WI5     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 7 pitches, 900'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Cabin Fever   WI4     Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 200'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Stringer   WI3+     Ice, Alpine, 2 pitches, 160'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Spyin' 'n Flyin'   WI5     Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Moonrise   WI5     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 420'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
The Pillar of Pain   WI5     Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 120'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
The Main Vein   WI3+     Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 900'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Broken Hearts   WI5-6     Ice, Alpine, 7 pitches, 700'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Smoked Turkey   WI3     Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 300'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Sendero Illuminoso   WI4     Ice, Alpine, 425'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Bozo's Revenge   WI3+     Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 100'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Joy After Pain   WI5+     Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 460'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Smooth Emerald Milkshake   WI4     Ice, Alpine, 800'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
The Moratorium   WI4     Ice, Alpine, 2 pitches, 400'   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
High on Boulder   WI4     Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches   South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
Feelin' All Right   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   The Island
Pea Green Limosine   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'   The Island
Illegal Dihedral   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   The Island
Big Ben   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   The Island
Light Tension   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   The Island
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Featured Route For Cody
Rock Climbing Photo: Goliath 5.13a

Goliath 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Wyoming : Cody : ... : Cellular Service Wall
The hardest climbing is the first 3 bolts, with another crux above the 10th clip and a heart breaker thuggy finish. Initially I was stick clipping the first three bolts but realized later that I didn't need the stick clip at all.Consistently overhung with no ledges to rest on, there are amazingly good juggy holds all the way up this thing. You will find some crimps and slopers too but it is the mind blowing pump that gives it the grade.Beautiful, stunning and intimidating - this route is one y...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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Rock Climbing Photo: The water streaked stone of Cedar Mtn.
The water streaked stone of Cedar Mtn.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cedar Mtn. casting it's shadow over Cody, WY
BETA PHOTO: Cedar Mtn. casting it's shadow over Cody, WY

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By Jason Todd
From: Cody, WY
Feb 11, 2016
There is a whole lotta climbing to be had in Cody.

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By Greg Sievers
From: Bozeman, MT
Feb 11, 2017
"the" place to stay to climb in the Southfork Ice is the Double Diamond X Ranch. its located 40miles from Cody and only 2-3 miles from the ice. it is the only facility out there in the Valley, and not only reduces the commute but reduces your chances of nailing one of thousands of deer, skidding off the road, falling asleep at the wheel after a long day, driving to or from town in the dark, and maybe getting a DUI. ddxranchwyoming.com
their bunkhouse has 2 rooms that each have 3 bunkbeds, table, chairs, refrigerator, microwave, toasteroven, hot plate, and 2 each showers, sinks, toilets. beds mattrasses are covered single beds, so bring your own sleeping bag.
this used to be an AAC Hut, but the new owners give 10% off to AAC members on the $39/nite rate.

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