BETA PHOTO: The Barrel as seen from the anchors of Nut Strut. ...
A highly aesthetic, black, barrel shaped wall that provides some gnarly overhanging and bomber lines. Only the lines that could be traditionally protected have been climbed at this point. Though there is definitely a possibility for some hard sport lines up the barrel, they have not been bolted in fear that the bolts would streak the beautifully black barrel.
From the top of the meadow 15 min below the parking lot, the barrel is the obvious wall found in the lower south end of the gulch. At the bottom the meadow begins a faint trail that skirts the hillside. There are trail markers but the free ranged cattle seem to knock them over. Don't worry if your not on a trail, for the most part it's easy terrain.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 8.3 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Barrel
Time in Space 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a WY
: Bear Gulch
: The Barrel
Time in Space climbs a bouldery 45 degree overhanging crux start and continues through all sizes from hands to chicken wings.Time in Space is a steep burl-fest of a climb. The gear is bomber and the jams are solid, so give it your best and fight the pump. The name was inspired by the feeling you get in the first couple moves..."Were am I?... like in time or space." OR it was coined by the effect of poor pump management because if you don't keep something for the top your going to spend a lot of ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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By Taylor Spiegelberg
From: Sheridan, Wyoming
Jul 25, 2012
Congrats Clay, this place is a Bighorn gem!
By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
Jul 26, 2012
Excellent looking lines for sure!