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One Way Out S 
Poke in Your Pocket S 
Searchers, The S 
Total Eclipse of the Heart S 

Crazy Woman Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Trevor Bowman on Jun 7, 2009

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Epitome of roadside cragging. Possible to camp rig...

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The lefthand (eastern-most) of the group of cliffs as seen from Highway 16. This wall holds the most routes (22 total) and the greatest concentration of classic lines for the intermediate sport climber. The routes are largely concentrated on the right and left sides of the cliff, with a few scattered in the middle. The right side is open and exposed, while the rest of the crag has trees growing along the base offering shade in hot temps. Very mellow approach of a couple minutes; good undeveloped camping in the forest nearby.

Getting There 

From Buffalo, follow Highway 16 west for 24.5 miles, and turn left onto Forest Service Road 473.
Reset your odometer here.
473 immediately forks—turn left onto Forest Service Road 472. This road is rather rocky, but passable for low clearance vehicles.
1.5 miles: a minor junction is encountered—stay left.
2.5 miles: the cliff rises prominently above the road and another minor junction with Forest Service Road 496 is met—stay right on 472. Continue for a couple hundred yards until you’re below the right end of the cliff and park off of the road.
Hike uphill for a few minutes to the cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Crazy Woman Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Crazy Woman Cliff:
Bury the Hatchet   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For Crazy Woman Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Total Eclipse of the Heart

Total Eclipse of the Heart 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Wyoming : Eastern Big Horns : ... : Crazy Woman Cliff
A great new addition to a beautiful crag that's already stacked with classics. Begin with a hard boulder problem (stick clip!) leaving the ground and continue through 5 bolts of fun, unique low-end 5.12 climbing. Rock over and milk the no hands rest. Once rested adequately, pull a few entry moves then begin the nearly perfect ladder of pockets (mostly 2-finger) that builds to the crux below the last bolt. A few moves of easier tech will see you to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

Photos of Crazy Woman Cliff Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The cliff seen from the approach road.
BETA PHOTO: The cliff seen from the approach road.

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By Nick Stayner
From: Wymont Kingdom
Aug 19, 2013
After having climbed extensively at both places, any one of the four-star rated climbs at this crag would be a highly travelled, highly chalked classic if it were in Tensleep. Hopefully some more folks will check out the goods!

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