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The Maze (aka Amaze-ing)

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Christie's Ultimatum  T 
Conjugal Visit T 
Convict, The S 
Cosmic Quarantine S 
Flake Toprope TR 
Gates of Lodore, The T 
Malicious T 
Mirror Images (aka Tuber's Birth Canal) T 
Mr. Pickles Learns to Swim T 
Not Long Enough T 
Pandora's Box has Cracked T 
Shocker, The T 
Short Stuff T 
Stepford Wives T 
Sweet Nothings T 
Turd Launcher T 
Twisted T 
Unpredictable T 
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The Maze (aka Amaze-ing) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 41.18017, -105.32848 View Map  Incorrect?
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  • Road 700B is closed to vehicular traffic MORE INFO >>>
  • Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 MORE INFO >>>

  • Description 

    The Maze is an outlying crag from Central Vedauwoo, approximately double the distance to from the start of the dirt road to Reynold's Hill. It contains single pitch climbing with a large collection of chimneys. The maze is really maze-like with several routes starting in hidden chimneys and corridors.

    Getting There 

    Drive Vedauwoo Road until you reach 700B. 700B is about 5 miles from the spot where Vedauwoo Road becomes a dirt road. Per Skip Harper, 700B is 'semi-permanently' closed to vehicular traffic as of early 2014, so park near the closed gate. You can still reach the area by walking a short way down road 700B until you reach a faint trail on the left. You can easily identify the faint trail by the well established trail that is on the right, directly across from the faint trail on the left. This road soon intersects with an older road which curves around northward (near Crow Creek) and heads straight at the formation. It's roughly a 20-25 minute hike from the start of 700B. When the rock is first visible, you are looking at the east side.

    Alternatively, you can stay on 700b as it starts out in a northerly direction, taking a decisively west turn near a fence in about 1/2 mile. About 300 yards further along, take Road 700ba heading south up over a small rise and down into a little valley where you will see the Maze.

    If 700B is ever reopened, know that it's a 4x4 drive road and again turn left onto 700BA to reach the Maze.

    Access 

    Per Skip Harper: it appears the USFS has 'semi-permanently' closed off Road 700b to vehicular traffic as of early 2014. That doesn't mean you can't hike the existing road(s) into the formation.

    Park near the closed gate. Stay on 700b as it starts out in a northerly direction, taking a decisively west turn near a fence in about 1/2 mile. About 300 yards further along, take Road 700ba heading south up over a small rise and down into a little valley where you will see this most unusual formation.

    Alternatively, about 200 yards past the gate across the road, take off westward across an open meadow curiously spotted with granite blocks (placed here to dissuade mudboggers) where you will soon come across an older road which curves around northward (near Crow Creek) and heads straight at the formation. Either way you hike in you can't miss Amaze-ing. It will be roughly a mile and you won't save 5 minutes one way or the other.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 4.6 miles from here

    20 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',4],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['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]

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Maze (aka Amaze-ing)

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Maze (aka Amaze-ing):
    Short Stuff   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Mirror Images (aka Tuber's Birth Canal)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Sweet Nothings   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Cosmic Quarantine   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
    Stepford Wives   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
    The Convict   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
    Pandora's Box has Cracked   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
    Befuddled   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Conjugal Visit   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
    The Shocker   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
    The Gates of Lodore   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Christie's Ultimatum    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
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    The Convict 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Wyoming : Vedauwoo : The Maze (aka Amaze-ing)
    The Convict is a wide chimney. Enter from the top of a rock. You may be able to reach the first bolt before starting, which would keep you from falling down into the chimney. It starts as a back and foot chimney that progressively widens to wild stemming at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

    Photos of The Maze (aka Amaze-ing) Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: A topo of The Maze.  Credit to Skip Harper for the...
    A topo of The Maze. Credit to Skip Harper for the...
    Rock Climbing Photo: FIGURE 1, a topo showing some of the climbs and fe...
    BETA PHOTO: FIGURE 1, a topo showing some of the climbs and fe...
    Rock Climbing Photo: The MAZE (aka Amaze-ing).
    The MAZE (aka Amaze-ing).
    Rock Climbing Photo: Note: 'Unpredictble' is multi-graded (see the desc...
    Note: 'Unpredictble' is multi-graded (see the desc...
    Rock Climbing Photo: This is a view inside of the Confusion Alcove ('C'...
    BETA PHOTO: This is a view inside of the Confusion Alcove ('C'...
    Rock Climbing Photo: The entrance to Hallway A and 'Pandora's Box'.
    BETA PHOTO: The entrance to Hallway A and 'Pandora's Box'.
    Rock Climbing Photo: The well defined trail on the right directly acros...
    The well defined trail on the right directly acros...
    Rock Climbing Photo: The faint trail on the left used to hike into the ...
    The faint trail on the left used to hike into the ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Maze.
    The Maze.

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    By Skip Harper
    Oct 14, 2014
    ACCESS
    It appears the USFS has 'semi-permanently' closed off Road 700b to vehicular traffic as of early 2014. That doesn't mean you can't hike the existing road(s) into the formation. Park near the closed gate. Stay on 700b as it starts out in a northerly direction, taking a decisively west turn near a fence in about 1/2 mile. About 300 yards further along, take Road 700ba heading south up over a small rise and down into a little valley where you will see this most unusual formation. Alternatively, about 200 yards past the gate across the road, take off westward across an open meadow curiously spotted with granite blocks (placed here to dissuade mudboggers) where you will soon come across an older road which curves around northward (near Crow Creek) and heads straight at the formation. Either way you hike in you can't miss Amaze-ing. It will be roughly a mile and you won't save 5 minutes one way or the other.

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