Rogers Canyon has seen a lot of recent devolpment and bolting. There are now many fun sport climbs. The rock is limestone, some of which is very good and is some that is sharp. Rogers is mostly on BLM land, a few climbs are on a local livestock companies land, but traditionally they have been kind to local outdoor user groups. Please respect their property and tread lightly. When top roping please run the rope through your own biners to save wear on the anchors. (Description taken from rockclimbing.com)
Theres also a lot of opportunities for bouldering here!
Take 9th Street north out of Laramie about 10 minutes. When the canyon walls rise up, you're in Rogers Canyon. For climbing in the lower canyon, please park in the large rock-lined pull out on the left side of the road (as you go up canyon) just opposite the dark side (big blue wall on your right). There have been a few near misses with cars parked along the narrow road. (description from rockclimbing.com)
You have to go left to get the 5.12 rating. Although there is a bolt missing at the top, making for a scary topout. If you go right on bolts it makes the rating 5.10. This route starts with really cool underclinging up to harder moves....[more]Browse More Classics in WY
Those descriptions from rc.com were originally posted by Josh Helke and myself. Just to avoid plagiarism issues (such as they are).
There is filing happening in the canyon, but this is done to avoid a circular problem. The rock is incredibly sharp. It needs loads more traffic before the holds become even somewhat smoothed so you don't lose your finger tips after a few burns. However, it is so sharp (and Vedauwoo so close) that it could take decades for enough climbers to travel the routes that this will happen naturally. To put it simply, the rock will not wear down fast enough to make filing unnecessary. Holds are not being chipped or improved or anything of the sort. The burrs and excessive spikes are being removed, but no worse.
i have bolted some routes in rogers canyon and filin is absolutely unnessisary. i also have seen filing go to the point where holds are dramatically changed to where you might as well call it chipping. at the very least do not file other poeples routes. only your own if you feel this way.
as far as i can tell this is not actually dolomite but true limestone. i could be wrong. the area being tiny is probubly more so why traffic is going to be low.
I have done a bunch of climbing here in the short small canyon of Rogers this spring. It offers mostly 3 to 6 bolt bouldery sport routes. I have seen some of the examples of chipping and very little filin and i don't don't like either. If you don't like sharp rock don't climb here and if locals are gonna comment, come on, really? we destroy our skin in Vedauwoo after one climb.
I thank the people who put in the work and money to sink in all the bolts and anchors and put new routes up in Rogers.
This is a local crag not a destination, but could break up a boring drive along the I-80 as its only 12 from the exit and the short cliffs are a stones throw from the car. Only 9 miles from my old apt. in Laramie.