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The Bridge Bands Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,200'
Location: 44.51309, -109.15686 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Snyder on May 10, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Bridge Bands

Description 

A south facing limestone crag smack dab in the middle of the Shoshone Canyon. The crag is the lowest good band of rock on the North side of the highway above the main bridge. A mostly slabby formation several 100 yards wide, it is bordered by scree. The rock tends to be prickly though occassionly pocketed dolomite. There is a tier running from the left side to nearly the right side of the formation but not all the way. This ledge bisects the cliff creating a walkable ledge system and therefore two separate pitches. The lower ones are almost exclusively slabby and the upper are closer to vert with the occassional roof or bulge. The Mud Wall holds a handful of techy 5.11 slabs, brilliant if you are into that sadistic kind of stuff. Above, the Cowboy wall holds a dense concentration of good 5.11's and one 5.12. The right side of the cliff boasts longer routes and another short bulge feature as well. New routes now exist around the corner on the east face as of Spring 2008. Recommended are Blood Drive .10d, Shooting Blanks .12a, Space Wrangler .10a, Best Shot in the West .11c, Seam Dream .11a, Brother Jugs .8, Feels Like Summer .9, Stilts .10a, Bobby's Bulge .12d, The Peacemaker .12b.

Getting There 

Drive into the Shoshone Canyon just west of the town of Cody. The parking area is the big teardrop shaped area on the north side of the highway. Enter this parking area via a turnoff immediately west of the bridge. Park at the east end where the trail up to the wall begins.

Climbing Season

For the Cody area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Bridge Bands approach. 5-10 minutes
BETA PHOTO: Bridge Bands approach. 5-10 minutes
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the parking lot.
BETA PHOTO: View from the parking lot.

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