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The Merlon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 12,000'
Location: 44.3798, -107.1609 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Snyder on Oct 10, 2012
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top of pitch ten, Dinner Plates!


A giant plug of Granite rock adjacent to Cloud Peak. The Merlon is the 1300 foot tall tooth-like formation just North of the saddle separating Bomber Mountain and Cloud Peak.

Getting There 

From Highway 16 travel North on West Ten Sleep Lake Road (Forest Road #27) to West Ten Sleep Lake. Hike North on Misty Moon Trail (#63) 4 miles to Misty Moon Lake. Continue on the trail to Paint Rock Creek drainage, which is followed eastward to the saddle between the Merlon and Bomber Mountain. Expect a 5 to 7 hour hike in good weather.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 17.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Merlon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Merlon:
Super Fortress   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1300'   
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Featured Route For The Merlon
Rock Climbing Photo: Created by Mike Snyder and Dan Miller a day after ...

Super Fortress 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Wyoming : Cloud Peak Wilderness Area : The Merlon
Two 3rd/4th class pitches are followed by a 5.4, a 5.7 and a 5.10 corner/face pitch. The upper 7 pitches are all 5.11, with bolts protecting many of the cruxes. The first and last 5.11 pitches are the hardest at 5.11+. Double bolt anchors are available at every belay ledge. Refer to the attached photo for route topo, picture and description....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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