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Upper Bridge Bands  


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Elevation: 7,500'
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Snyder on May 11, 2008
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Some of the best pocket pulling in Cody for sure. There are about two dozen high quality sport pitches, most of which have clip and lower sport anchors. Most of the routes are short at 50 feet or less, with low cruxes. Grades range from 5.10 to 5.12d. The southern aspect and grueling hike make this a good candidate for fall, (nice) winter, and spring days, though often a bit hot for summertime.

Getting There 

Park as for the Bridge Bands, at the parking lot just west of the bridge in the canyon. Begin the hike for the Bridge Bands and after about 100 feet turn left. This trail traverses under the scree slide to the left of the Bridge Bands. Let the switchbacks begin, did I mention that this is a 30 minute straight uphill battle to the good band in the center of the cliff. Toward the top, cross the scree heading east and traverse back and forth along the ledge system. The first wall is The Hideout and the area farther east is the Bandit Wall.

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3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['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]


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Tarris Weber grabbing a quick chalk before the real pulling gets under way.  The Kid 5.12d.

The Kid 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  WY : Cody : ... : The Hideout Wall
This route tackles the cleft formed at the right side of the roof. You'll find yourself upside down working good pockets gunning for the lip. The crux is rounding the lip in an efficient manner, which may include hanging and clipping a draw. The headwall above is no gimmie and rests are few. The crack to the right isn't used as it is quite dirty and there is a perfect line of pockets and edges up the face. This line is my favorite on the wall....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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