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Aah... Me Wrikey 
Arrowhead 
Balls? 
Big Ben 
Bitch With A Broomstick 
Black Wall 
Bobby and The Bosch 
Bruce's Crack 
Certain Damage 
Community Service 
Digital Jedi 
Easy Ramp 
Egyptian 
Feelin' All Right 
Free Time 
Hole A Day 
Horn of Plenty, The 
Illegal Dihedral 
Jesus Loves You 
Last Freedom 
Light Tension 
Pea Green Limosine 
Redhead 
Rescue 
Rub the Nub 
Search 
Silent Spaz 
Spider Pig 
Spring Cleaning 
Squintch 
Value Jet 
Welcome to Billings 
Wild Thing 

The Island 


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Elevation: 6,000'
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Mike Snyder on May 7, 2008
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Description 

A granite alcove at the west end of the Shoshone Canyon. Mostly sport climbing with several trad routes thrown in for good measure. There are about 30 routes with grades ranging from 5.6 to 5.12+. The ground is flat so belaying and spreading out is easy. Other than the walk along the highway to get there, this is a kid friendly site.


Getting There 

Drive west from Cody into the Shoshone Canyon and park on the right before the entrance to the first short tunnel. A five minute walk west through the two short tunnels is a bit harrowing with cars whipping by on the highway a few feet from your head, but over with quick.


33 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',5],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',9],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Island:
Jesus Loves You   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bruce's Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bitch With A Broomstick   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'   
Feelin' All Right   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   
Illegal Dihedral   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   
Light Tension   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Dan Miller on the 1st Pitch of Spider Pig 5.11a.

Spider Pig 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b  WY : Cody : The Island
The first and currently only sport route to go to the top of the Tunnel Wall which ranges from 120' to 200' tall. Airy and fun, this well protected climb is challenging and ascends fantastic rock the entire way.Pitch 1: Steep right from the start for 15' to the ledge. Head straight up on good jugs to slopier holds aound the sixth bolt. Several mantles higher up will keep you on your toes. Bypass the sporty single pitch anchor via a thin slanting rail to mantle yet another ledge and find a ch...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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view of tunnel wall, Bitch with broomstick follows ramp to the right. Community service starts just to the left of it. Aah..Wrikey starts right of the crack/corner at the edge of the photo.
BETA PHOTO: view of tunnel wall, Bitch with broomstick follows...
tunnel wall on the left, the island plug on the right. view from the old parking lot. Bosch follows the right side of the Island in the photo.
BETA PHOTO: tunnel wall on the left, the island plug on the ri...
Egyptian area (egyptian route behind the tree).
BETA PHOTO: Egyptian area (egyptian route behind the tree).
Arrowhead formation (facing the Island). Two routes start from the 'point'. Redhead(5.12+) on the left, arrowhead on the right (5.11), after the initial crack/dihedral.
BETA PHOTO: Arrowhead formation (facing the Island). Two route...
entering the tunnels
entering the tunnels
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