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Lizard Rocks/Honzel and Grettel

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Lizard Rocks/Honzel and Grettel Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.99377, -109.76041 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nate Olsen on Oct 12, 2009
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This great area is good for sport and trad climbing. The trad climbing here is relativly easy and a few sport routes that are somewhat challenging. This place has exhilerating veiws with only a short drive from Pinedale.

Getting There 

From Pinedale follow the Skyline drive road north for about 12 miles. There is a large paved pullout on the left side of the road. Walk about a 1/4 mile north up the road and you will find a clearing on the rght side. Take this and the rocks will come into veiw atop the hill. You will drop down and then back up. There is no established trail.

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14 Total Climbing Routes

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Fill In the Blank 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Wyoming : Pinedale Area : ... : Hidden Buttress
Bolted slab route following double water grooves and ending on a ledge with a 2 bolt rap anchor. edging down low leads to delicate friction above. Fun, but still needs a little traffic!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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By Conor Raney
From: Pinedale, WY
May 4, 2010
Hey, could one of you guys pinpoint lizard rock on the map.
By Wesley Gooch
From: Jackson, Wyoming
Oct 7, 2011
A comprehensive mini-guide to Lizard Rocks is available for free download on . The mini-guide is a free supplement chapter for the Jackson Hole & Pinedale, WY Rock Climbing Guide.
By MH Dolores
Jul 17, 2012
Nasty chossy crumbly rock. The holds just fell apart underneath my feet. And (at least on Vultures & Co and Donkey Days) the bolts are placed so that a short climber has to do the hard move BEFORE clipping. Unsafe and not nice.
By Valerie Bachinsky
From: West Sand Lake, NY
Aug 16, 2012
Big pile o' choss. Like MH said above, the rock just crumbled underneath are feet and the bolting was not intelligently thought out. We were in WY on vacation and were sorry we wasted the time to go here. If you're in the area for a day and need somewhere to go, choose Stonehenge instead...higher quality rock and climbing
By Micah Rogers
From: Asheville, NC
Jul 22, 2013
Not the best rock, for sure. Also came across 2 big piles of bear poop under the roof on Vultures and Co., so climb with caution and keep an eye out.

That being said, if you're looking for a nice easy afternoon climb near Pinedale, there are several beginner-to-moderate routes to hop on after a short approach.
By Jason Burton
From: Pinedale, WY
May 6, 2017
As with many low country granite areas that don't get much traffic, there will be some sandy ledges and an occasional friable holds, but this area hardly qualifies as choss. The second pitches of most routes are a bit contrived and the bolt placements on older routes don't always follow the natural line. I bolted Donkey Day and while it isn't perfect, I bolted it with my 5'5" wife in mind and she has no problem leading it. Go right at the crux and edge up to the hueco not out left into the untraveled terrain. Keep your head about you on these routes and please report loose or missing hardware to the Great Outdoor Shop in Pinedale.

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