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This is perhaps the most accessable formation in the Sweetwater Rocks. It is quite obvious east of Agate Flat Road at the turn off at the second cattle grate past the Sweetwater River, where you start into Hampi Boulders and the north side of Lankin Dome.
Turn north off the highway east of Jeffrey City onto Agate Flat Road. Drive to the second cattlegrate past the bridge over the Sweetwater River. Immediately turn right and follow a sandy road along the fence line. Where the main road turns left, continue along the fence line on a fainter track going straight to the rock above. Park behind a boulder just below the rock. To approach routes 1,2,3,4, and 7, walk up to some slabs right of a brushy gulley, scramble a bit up to a long ramp leading right. This puts you on a nice bench below the center of the face, above which is route 1 on the topo. Scrambling up and right a bit brings you to a cool alcove behind a large tree where route 2,3,4, and 7 on the topo are found. To get to routes 5 and 6, cross the fence by the car and walk up a faint ridge paralleling the face until you get to a little meadow below a slabby area. Scramble up ledges for 50 feet or so to a bench. Routes 5 and 6 are above.
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Face along a crystally ramp until beneath the ominous looking hanging flake. Amazingly it is only about 5.7 to lieback onto this thing. Proceed up the corner to the roof. Go left around to a Half Dollar flake, then traverse more left and slightely up to a thin right facing flake. You can place a TCU in the Half Dollar, but runner it good and be sure the rope doesn't run around the bottom of the flake when you get higher, or it will jam. Go straight up past bolts (10b) to the anchor. The se...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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