This place is desolate and dangerous WYO desert with very few amenities nearby, and zero assistance should you find your pretty-little-self in a bind.
The people are ornery and the land is mean. I don't recommend coming here at all. If the rednecks, miners, roughnecks vagabonds or land doesn't get ya, some dehydrated whacked-out windblown sunbeaten climber just might. . . . Sweetwater Rocks and adjacent areas require LOW-profiles and LOTS of respect and consideration. Keep all fences/gates as you found them. Do not build fires. Adhere to all posted signs. Do not drive off of existing paths (roads). Do not let your dog run around (chances are great that it'll be shot, bitten, trampled or fed upon). Do not take anything from this land. . . and do not leave anything. Good BLM quads are essential (make sure they're up to date). Granite Mtns (Sweetwater) area closures are adjustable and are done so via ranchers and BLM officiales. Great tracts of this area are privately owned; meaning that they are always closed. For example: Lankin Dome BLM as of last year was closed 04-30 thru 06-31 for public AND private lands; between 03-01 thru 04-31 it was closed on private land. So, sometimes private easements are opened, and sometimes they aren't. . . same with public lands; oh, and mining claims too! Pay particular attention to any signage and postings.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
Cranner rocks is a good area close to the road, facing NE. Granite.
Summit of Split Rocks is 2.2 miles from the road.
From the summit of Split Rocks head South west (250 true) .2 miles until you are cliffed, do a 30 foot rap off of a 6 foot spike of rock, your rope will easily pull down. Pick your way, down climb scramble, thru an amazing gully system (130 degrees true) that, if done correctly does not require any raps.
The Oregon trail crosses just east of here, well that's what the sign said.
From intersection of 287 and 220 in WY aka Three Forks, go north on 287 approx 8.2 miles until the parking area to view Split Rocks.
The 11c crack climb is a 10 minute walk around to the North side of the parking area cliff, Cranner Rocks.
We tried to get to Split Rock a couple of weeks ago through the rancher's gate as the guidebook suggested. We were told in no uncertain terms that the gate was closed and that another neighbor closed her access as well. It seems that to get to any of the rocks, you'd have to go down Agate Rock Road and then head east to Split Rock. Good luck.