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Cedar Mountain Boulders

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Cedar Mountain Boulders 


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Elevation: 5,500'
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Mike Snyder on May 11, 2008
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Description 

Sandstone bouldering in an idyllic setting of cedar trees, with an aerial view of Cody. The bouldering here is great with a good variety of problems; about 800 and increasing. Similar to Joes Valley sandstone but a bit softer stone. For this reason climbing here after recent moisture is not a good idea. Fortunately, Cody sees nearly 300 sunny days a year, so moisture is rarely a problem.

The Stone Hedge Areas, Land Beyond and Carcass Crags get better sun and have a more southeastern aspect catching the winter sun. The Sheep Camp, Dirtboss, Africa, Mid-mountain, Maze, Bat Cave, and Roof Ridge Areas on the north side are arctic and shady in the winter months. Climbing in these areas in the winter is possible but requires a warmer day and no snowpack. Otherwise you can climb on Cedar Mountain year round.


Getting There 

Heading west out of town on highway 14/16/20, the switchback road is noticable going up the mountain on the left also known as Cedar or Spirit Mountain. This road accesses nearly every bouldering area on the mountain. Take the first left turn after entering the canyon, just before the blue building. Go left at the 'Y' and begin winding up the switchbacks. At the end of the 3rd switchback there is a turnout on the right. About half the areas on the mountain are accessed from here. Other ares are accessed at the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 12th switchbacks.


11 Total Routes


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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cedar Mountain Boulders:
The Ripper Point   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 10'   Mid Mountain
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Featured Route For Cedar Mountain Boulders
Leif Gasch in mid crux eyes the prize on Two Face V7 in the Bat Cave.

Two Face V7 7A+  WY : Cody : ... : Bat Cave Area
Begin down in the hole on the left. climb up and out of the hole using the long solution pockets. Throw out and right to move into the right groove, throw from there to the lip and top out. An absolute classic, one of the best on the mountain....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By El Ray
Apr 13, 2009

HEy what is the problem on the boulder that is right next to the bonfire parking its starts low and is kinda steep?

By Drew Haman
Mar 23, 2010

Wilford's Wretch V7

By C.J. DeYoung III
Feb 15, 2014

My wife and I will be visiting in late late July. Is there anywhere we can get more beta on the area?

By Reese Irwin
Mar 21, 2014

There is a guide available in several local shops. Talk to Mike Snyder (the page admin) about how to acquire a copy.