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solitudeclimber


Dec 12, 2006, 8:21 AM
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Cheyenne WY Rock/Ice Info Needed  (North_America: United_States: Wyoming: Eastern_Wy_)
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Greetings everyone. I'm considering a job offer in Cheyenne WY and was wondering if anyone has any info on how close the rock and ice climbing is. I'm also interested in quality and types.

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Great rockclimbing 30 miles west in Veedauwoo (http://www.mountainproject.com/v/wyoming/vedauwoo/105744307). There have been rumors of some bolted limestone in the canyon NE of Laramie but I don't know any specifics. Anything else is at least 2 hours away.
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Yeah, Vedauwoo (sp) is awsome, half hour from Cheyenne. Huge granite formations, trad mostley. Awsome cracks and sick off-widths. Lots of bouldering. Keep going to Lander, and you have Wild Iris and Sinks canyon, tons of limestone sportclimbing. As for ice, your actually not that far from Rocky Mountain National Park (3-4 hours). The Winds and Tetons are across the state.


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Lets see, Vedauwoo is about 20 minutes from town, and there's plenty of trad climbing and bouldering to be had there. Roger's Canyon, north of Laramie (just get on 9th street and drive until you see bolts on Dolomite) has some short sport climbing, although its not exactly a destination. There's alpine rock climbing in the snowies, with a few couloirs that might ice up before they close the road each season, otherwise its a 10 mile hike/snow machine trip in. You've got a ton of rock near Ft. Collins, especially Horsetooth Resevoir, but also Grey Rock. There's also a lot of bouldering and sport climbing in Poudre Canyon. You're about an hour and a half from Boulder, which gives you Eldorado Canyon, the Flatirons, and Boulder Canyon. In fact, most of the Front range is a few hour's drive. You're maybe 4 hours from Vail, 2 hours from Rocky Mountain National Park, both good sources for ice. Cody is around 6 hours from Cheyenne, and the ice is worth the drive. You're also about 4 hours from Lander, which means the Wild Iris and Sinks Canyon, and maybe 5 hours from Pinedale, the preferred entrance to the Wind Rivers. Also, about 5 hours to rifle. Plan for 8-9 hours to get to the Tetons, but only 4 or 5 hours to get to Devil's Tower. Likewise for Tensleep. There's a ton of undeveloped bouldering and routes at Flaming Gorge Resevoir, which is technically in Utah, but developed exclusively by Wyoming climbers. Its just an hour south of Rock Springs. If you're feeling strong, there's an unsent crack project that'd go at V3 if it weren't for the 6 foot dyno between finger locks right at the start. Moab is also about 7 hours away. You can expect a 12 hour drive to Las Vegas, and so no more than 16 hours to get to Joshua Tree.

So there's a ton of good stuff just for a day's cragging (Lander is still close enough to go for only a day, but a weekend is much better), and a lot of world class destinations within a day's drive.


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Another place that seems to have been over looked is Fremont canyon. Its located near Casper and has a life time worth of crack and trad routes on the granite walls. Many of them multipitch. It also has several sport climbs. This place is cool because it is never crowded. it is about 2 and a half hours from cheyenne. check out www.fremontcanyon.com if you need a guide book for this area check out mountain sports in casper or stop by the peak indoor climbing gym. The name of the book is Steve Petro's Classic Rock Climbs: Fremont Canyon/Dome Rock, published by Falcon Books (available from Mountain Sports, Casper,Wy. 1-800-426-1136


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