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Elevation: 6,200'
Location: 41.7973, -107.243 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: natedawg on Jun 22, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: From National Guard Armory.

Description 

Rawlins Wyoming: home to the state Pen and many happily released felons. It is often thought of as the armpit of Wyoming, but this place has a few things to offer the weary traveler: Owl Roofs and great mexican food. The rock is quality quartzite. There are two main roofs, the western most of the two is larger and more featured. The best problem begins on the western roof. Begin on its right side and traverse left 15 ft. to the wobbly jug, then fire straight out for 20 ft. on good holds to the lip. Harder variations go left and right once you pass the wobbly jug. This place is certainly not a destination, but it will provide a good hour of quality bouldering and a good excuse to get out of the car. A crash pad is nice at the lip but not necessary. The name comes from a group of 4 fledgling great-horned owls that were perched on one of the roofs.

Getting There 

From the eastern most Rawlins exit on I-80 drive west toward town, turn right (north) just past McDonalds. Continue north for about 1.5 miles, turn left at the junction (turning right goes to Casper and Lander) and continue west and southwest for about another 1.5 miles, then turn right into the national guard armory parking lot. The roofs are immediately north of the old prision on the north side of town. From the National Guard Armory the roofs are 200 meters WNW.

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Weather station 2.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['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',3],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Photos of Owl Roofs Slideshow Add Photo
shit shelf
shit shelf
Eastern roof.
BETA PHOTO: Eastern roof.
Western roof, armory in the distance.
BETA PHOTO: Western roof, armory in the distance.
Western roof.
BETA PHOTO: Western roof.
Even deer like to boulder
Even deer like to boulder

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By molony
Apr 7, 2009
is there any more beta on different problems (names, grades, etc)? I'm going to be in rawlins for the weekend and was just curious. This place sounds like a good way to kill a few hours
By Conor Raney
From: Pinedale, WY
Oct 22, 2010
I'm gonna stop by here today on my way through. I will add routes and grades. I will need help on names and FA's. lol, if no one wants to help me with names and such, I will take credit as well as name them.... :)
By Conor Raney
From: Pinedale, WY
Oct 25, 2010
Pictures do not do justice to this place...I stopped here on my way thru and loved it. Funnest boulder sesh I've had in a while. Wish it was closer to me...a great way to train!! Will post pictures, routes, grades, etc. Will need your help natedawg. :)

PS- thank you for at least informing everyone on this area, cuz its fun climbing and not a waste of my time. Next time I'm through I might clean all the owl shit and move the firepit and trash.
By Conor Raney
From: Pinedale, WY
Mar 6, 2011
By Conor Raney
From: Pinedale, WY
Aug 28, 2011
SO....my method of claiming FA's and such isn't getting info from anyone. So I'll ask again, does anyone know FA info/names/grades?? haha.
By Conor Raney
From: Pinedale, WY
Aug 28, 2011
SO....my method of claiming FA's and such isn't getting info from anyone. So I'll ask again, does anyone know FA info/names/grades?? haha.