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Bowling Ball Wall 
Brown Wall, The 
Cellular Service Wall 
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Gully Wall, AKA Dr. Seuss Wall, The 
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Power Station Wall, The 
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Single Malt Wall, The 
Turnstile Wall, The 
What's Cool Area 

Lower Canyon Granite Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,500'
Location: 44.50324, -109.1785 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Snyder on May 9, 2008
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Beautiful fall day in the canyon


This granite area is at the bottom of the canyon near the river. It begins near the power plant and continues up river toward the dam. There are dozens of bolted, mixed and pure traditional climbs. The Moose Wall, The Power Station, The Cellular Service Wall, The NWCC Wall, The Single Malt Wall and The Dragons Den are some of the areas that have groups of climbs in close proximity. Other climbs are by themselves and not associated with any certain area. There are also climbs on the North side above the road which can get some good sunlight. The climbs on the South wall on the other side of the river can be chilly and are nice in the summer. The seasons for climbing down here are spring and fall on nicer days and comfy most days in the summer. Expect highly featured, fractured granite that climbs well and has good friction but can be condition dependent.

Getting There 

Located in the Shoshone Canyon a few miles West of Codys city limit. The Lower Canyon Granite refers to the granite climbs accessed from the Hayden Arch Bridge road, which runs paralell to highway 14/16/20, but below it in the bottom of the canyon. Park at the western most pullout in the canyon on the south side (the one with the historical marker for the power station). Hop the guard rail and skitter down the steep trail to the road or walk under the highway through the drain pipe (scary). Head west into the canyon following the paved road.

Climbing Season

For the Cody area.

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

74 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Canyon Granite

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Canyon Granite:
Bowling Ball   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   Bowling Ball Wall
I'll Tell You What's Cool   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 7 pitches, 500'   What's Cool Area
Dee's Freeze   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 450'   The Moose Wall
Single Track   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Single Malt Wall
Golden Gate   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Turnstile Wall
Can You Hear Me Now?   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Cellular Service Wall
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Featured Route For Lower Canyon Granite
Rock Climbing Photo: I'll Tell You What's Cool, 5.8, Sport, 7 pitches, ...

I'll Tell You What's Cool 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Wyoming : Cody : ... : What's Cool Area
Tell a friend!! Clean sport climbing on adventurous 5.8. Tops out on the rim! Enjoy spectacular views as you wander up the spacey arete with great face climbing and airy exposure. All pitches sport protected! Bring 13 draws! Rap route from any anchor with 60m rope or walk off.P1 -- 9 bolts, 5.3, 120'P2 -- 6 bolts, 5.5, 60'P3 -- 11 bolts, 5.8, 100'P4 -- 9 bolts, 5.8+, 90'P5 -- 13 bolts, 5.7, 100'P6 -- 11 bolts, 5.7, 100'P7 -- 5 bolts, 5.5, 50'Keep an eye out for unintended rope drag on wandering ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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By Katy Fast
Jun 14, 2017
Great stuff here! But watch out for poison ivy (or oak, not sure). It was all over the place, but avoidable for the most part. :)
By Jason Todd
From: Cody, WY
Jul 23, 2017
Not sure what Katy was seeing, but I've never seen any poison ivy (or oak) in the lower canyon along the main walls off the asphalt. Certainly not an abundance of it.

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