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The Great Stone Face

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The Great Stone Face  

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Submitted By: Tom Rangitsch on Apr 29, 2012
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  • Description 

    A large batholith with single and two pitch routes on very clean granite. The south side has seen most of the development. Collins/White Lander Rock has information on many of the older established routes, but there are quite a few newer routes not in that guide.

    Getting There 

    The only legal approach is through Agate Flats road and behind Lankin Dome, passing through Point of Rocks, and then continuing on to the GSF. You pass by Haystack on the way there.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 5.6 miles from here

    1 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

    Featured Route For The Great Stone Face

    The Name of the Wind 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  WY : Sweetwater Rocks : The Great Stone Face
    A short, burly crack with 3 distinct sections. Begin in an overhanging A-frame and execute a funky boulder problem on flared hands and a knee bar to gain a jug in the crack. Next hand traverse out a welded seam, following 2 bolts. This is the technical crux, and is crimpy with sequential feet. The third part of the route is a very flared hand crack with crappy thin hand jambs and slippery feet. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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    By m.wendling
    Dec 6, 2012
    The approach described above involves trespassing on the McIntosh Ranch and using a private bridge constructed and maintained by the McIntosh family. The ranch has asked repeatedly that climbers refrain from using their road and instead drive around and approach through Lankin Gap. Sweetwater Rocks is a sensitive area, please respect land ownership.
    By Tom Rangitsch
    From: Lander, WY
    Dec 9, 2012
    I updated the approach description, Matt.
    By natedawg
    Dec 9, 2014
    Bring a land ownership map. Parking on the highway and crossing the river on a small bit of state land will allow you to access this crag.
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