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Swift Creek Spire 

Swift Creek Canyon 


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Elevation: 6,200'
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jul 29, 2007
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Description 

This is the pretty canyon just east of the town of Afton. A popular hiking destination, the "Periodic Spring", is at the end of the well maintained road.
There is a lot of limestone in this canyon and room for a lot, like hundreds, of moderate sport routes. However, many of the fins that make up the canyon are of dubious quality. Finding the good bits is the challenge.


Getting There 

Turn east on 2nd Ave in Afton. Follow the road until it enters the canyon (turns to dirt). It winds up the canyon along the stream for a few miles with a number of ponds and hiking trails being on either side. Rock fins start appearing immediately.


6 Total Routes


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The southwest face of Swift Creek Spire

Pull the Plug 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  WY : Swift Creek Canyon : Swift Creek Spire
This is a very good limestone sport climb. The route has had only two ascents, so little bits of the surface will be breaking off (as they do on all new-dolomite/limestone climbs in the US, but after a few ascents it will be as clean as can be.Start the route in an alcove on the southwest face. Move up and right over some loose rock for 15 feet, then onto the proper face. Climb this overhainging wall for 120 feet to the summit, passing a 15 bolts and a rap anchor (part way up) on the way.Warning...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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