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Cody Rock Climbing

by Mike Snyder

Cody is already known as one of the best ice climbing venues in the country and for the sandstone boulderer the density and quantity of problems is unparalleled in Wyoming. What you may not know is that Cody also hosts outstanding granite and dolomite rope climbing as well. Cody Rock Climbing guide features nearly 400 routes of single pitch and mulitpitch sport and trad.

Cody's granite climbing has exploded in the last 10 years. The local favorite crag, The Island has many well protected granite sport routes of impeccable quality with grades ranging from beginner to 5.13a. The awe inspiring and massive river cut gorge of The Lower Canyon Granite has amazing climbing. There are incredibly only 165 routes here with new routes going in constantly. Everything from easy to protect splitters, multi-pitch sport and trad routes, to modern sport cragging exist with a beautiful river and a closed to vehicle traffic, paved road for easy access.

As with so many canyons in Wyoming this one has its fair share of dolomite as well. The Bridge Bands and its various satellite locations, The West, East and Upper bands feature sport and trad routes ranging from technical face climbing to thuggy pocket pulling.

The warm and welcoming town of Cody is just minutes from the climbing and offers hotels, camping, dining and a variety of activities for rest days.

Sectors in alphabetical order:

Bridge Bands64 climbs in 6 sectors
East Bridge Bands41 climbs in 6 sectors
Evil Empire8 climbs
Lower Canyon Granite175 climbs in 3 sectors
The Island Area64 climbs in 5 sectors
The Terrace6 climbs
The Upper Bands23 climbs in 4 sectors
The West Bands24 climbs in 5 sectors

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