This is a typical Vedauwoo 5.6. The route starts left of the tree and the roofs shown in the guidebook (Rock Climbing at Vedauwoo, Wyoming). You can see a beautiful but short open book, with parallel cracks at the left end of the wall. Climb the open book and move left to belay under a large roof with a tricky anchor. Note that in 2009, there was a DEATH rappel anchor set at the top (webbing around a hollow, small rock). If you don't want to die on this rappel, I suggest traversing into the small, "slabby," flaring chimney and continue moving right after this chimney to a second flaring, wide crack until you get to an obvious topout. Here you can head left into an arduous downclimb.
A standard rack will do fine with the addition of a 4" cam.
|By Kyle Anderson|
From: Westminster, CO
Aug 24, 2009
This was a fun route for sure. I thought I was disappointed with the fact that the opening dihedral is not as long as I envisioned, but you can continue to meander up the wall from there for a fun time. Avoid the Death Rappel....