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Rodeo Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,100'
Location: 43.30207, -110.76243 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Jun 21, 2006  with updates from Jesse Bryant
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At the base of Alive in Wyoming, October '16.


Rodeo Wall is the best crag for moderate sport climbing near Jackson Hole. It doesn't look like much from the road, and it doesn't look like much once you hike up, but the climbing is surprisingly fun. The rock is a form of limestone, less then or near vertical, and seems to alternate between either polished or super-sharp. Go figure. There are about twelve routes between 5.9-5.11 to keep you busy. The crag faces East, and during the Summer goes into the shade by 2:30pm, so it makes a nice evening destination.

Getting There 

Take highway 89 south from Jackson for about 10 miles and go through Hoback Junction. After Hoback Junction drive about 2 miles and you'll see the crag up the hill to your right (West). There is a developed turnout for parking, and the trail begins right there. Approach time is about 10 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.4 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rodeo Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rodeo Wall:
Betty Tendon Blaster   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Alive in Wyoming   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Copenhagen   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
I Against I   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Quickdraw McGraw   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Buck Dancer   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rodeo Queen 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Wyoming : Jackson Hole : Rodeo Wall
Intriguing movement on some strange holds. Probably my least favorite route here (although I've heard "Middle Route" is pretty bad too). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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By Nick Stayner
From: Wymont Kingdom
Mar 27, 2007
Just curious (doubt you'll ever see this), but what were you doing with a LoweBall at Rodeo Wall?
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jun 19, 2012
Free miniguide available here:
By Greg Miles
Apr 21, 2015
Rodeo Queen was updated with new bolts making this heavily used route much safer and reasonable for its grade 5.8?. Belay stance bolts have been added at the base of routes to protect climbers on the exposed narrow ledge system that runs along the base. As summer progresses routes especially ones I established here years ago will be upgraded with new hardware. Look for updates.
By Greg Miles
Apr 24, 2015
"Bulldogging" just got updated with new bolts and hangers. The original wandering line was straightened out a bit to line up more directly with the anchors above. 2 additional bolts were added to runout sections making for enjoyable mostly 5.9-5.10 climbing with a couple of 5.10+ moves just below the anchors. Next up for the same treatment is 8 Second ride. Look for updates.
By Nick Stayner
From: Wymont Kingdom
Apr 28, 2015
Thanks Greg for all your efforts over the years. Cool to see that Rodeo is still getting some love!
By Greg Miles
Jun 14, 2015
Quickdraw McGraw had one bolt added to the finish that eliminates the 20' 5.8 runout section to the anchors that previously existed.
8 Second ride got a facelift as well with new bolts and hangers. Runout sections were eliminated. I made every effort to keep this route separate from Bulldogging while maintaining the natural path of least resistance on larger holds and not forcing it to the right. It does get a little close around the second and third bolts before moving back right. All in all a fun route and a needed upgrade.
By Mitch Alexander
From: SLO, CA
Aug 29, 2016
What a fun area! Amazing crimps and fun roofs, and so well protected. Thanks Greg Miles for the beautiful bolts, never felt run out. Wish my local crag felt the same way haha.
By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
Aug 29, 2016
Thank you Greg for the continuing stewardship in updating Rodeo Wall recently, and Hoback Shield awhile back! Your commitment to preserving and even enhancing the integrity of these routes you bolted decades ago is admirable.
By Greg Miles
Sep 2, 2016
Just cleaned up " Cowgirls wearing chaps only" on 9.2.16. All new bolts and hangers. I added 2 additional bolts to runout sections above, I may need to add 1 more we'll see what the verdict is. I used rust colored anodized hangers to distinguish this line from 8 second ride since it shares the first two bolts.

Thanks for the encouraging comments on my retro work. My attitude is that easily accessible decent rock is such a limited resource here in Jackson why not make these areas best outing experience we can?

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