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Elevation: 6,350'
Location: 42.4536, -107.546 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ross Swanson on Oct 11, 2006
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Looking South West from Split Rocks summit. That's...

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Cranner rocks is a good area close to the road, facing NE. Granite.

Summit of Split Rocks is 2.2 miles from the road.

From the summit of Split Rocks head South west (250 true) .2 miles until you are cliffed, do a 30 foot rap off of a 6 foot spike of rock, your rope will easily pull down. Pick your way, down climb scramble, thru an amazing gully system (130 degrees true) that, if done correctly does not require any raps.

The Oregon trail crosses just east of here, well that's what the sign said.

Getting There 

From intersection of 287 and 220 in WY aka Three Forks, go north on 287 approx 8.2 miles until the parking area to view Split Rocks.

The 11c crack climb is a 10 minute walk around to the North side of the parking area cliff, Cranner Rocks.

N42 27.215 W107 32.748

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Weather station 8.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Split Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Split Rock:
Standard Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The route goes up the right side of the shield to ...

Standard Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Wyoming : Sweetwater Rocks : Split Rock
This route follows the crack to the base of the huge overhanging rock at the top of the cliff, at the OH go left. No harder than 5.5...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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Rock Climbing Photo: Prometheus Unchained; 5.9 Split Rock S. Face
Prometheus Unchained; 5.9 Split Rock S. Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Split rocks descent Gully
Split rocks descent Gully
Rock Climbing Photo: East side of Split Rocks, Drain Pipe is on left si...
East side of Split Rocks, Drain Pipe is on left si...
Rock Climbing Photo: From summit of Split Rocks looking north. Moonston...
From summit of Split Rocks looking north. Moonston...

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By allen simons
May 4, 2007
This rock looks like it would take multiple routes. Are there really only two on it or are there more not listed? Allen
By Umph!
Sep 1, 2007
There are many routes - a good guide is the Lander Rock.
By RockinGal
From: Boulder CO
Sep 7, 2012
We tried to get to Split Rock a couple of weeks ago through the rancher's gate as the guidebook suggested. We were told in no uncertain terms that the gate was closed and that another neighbor closed her access as well.
It seems that to get to any of the rocks, you'd have to go down Agate Rock Road and then head east to Split Rock. Good luck.
By nate maxon
Feb 29, 2016
You can access by crossing the Sweetwater, on state land, a couple miles west of the Cranner parking lot. After crossing the river,it would be a mile or two hike to the base, navigating around private land. And yes, those ranchers out there are supreme jerks and think that they own all of those public lands.
By Brett Yost
From: Bend, Oregon
Dec 6, 2016
Did a couple of very very excellent 4-5 pitch moderate face routes here in 1996 off of a hand drawn topo we got from a guy we met in the Winds. Is there a reason these aren't included on this page?

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