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.
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.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
205 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Cody
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cody:
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The Otters Tooth 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Wyoming
: ... : The Power Station Wall
Climb up into the crack system past a bolt to get a #1 cam. Crank a tough move back to the right past another bolt and place another cam then the #11 stopper at the base of a good constriction. Leave the comfort of the big fang-like feature and solve the crux. Several more #1 sized pieces take you to the top. Mantel a shelf to clip chains. Great movement and quite a fight to boot....[more] Browse More Classics in Wyoming
The water streaked stone of Cedar Mtn.
BETA PHOTO: Cedar Mtn. casting it's shadow over Cody, WY
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.