The Solar Collector

SOLAR COLLECTOR Where is it? About half way around the Turtle Rock Trail, you will see Solar Collector about 100 yards to the north.  The above shot is taken from the top of Glen Dome (VM = Valley Massif;  SC = Solar Collector;  TRT = Turtle Rock Trail).  If you’re...

Turtle Rock

TURTLEROCK HOME OF THREE VERY UNIQUE AREAS: LAND OF THE RISING MOON HYPERTENSION HEARTBREAK HOTEL TURTLEROCK Rob Kepley proving he's a 'Master of Sport' (12c) HOME OF THREE VERY UNIQUE AREAS: LAND OF THE RISING MOON HYPERTENSION and HEARTBREAK HOTEL For More...

Land of the Rising Moon

Land of the Rising Moon

LAND OF THE RISING MOON How do I get here?? See another MAP. Not so easy to find, just head towards Glen Dome, and BEFORE you get there, veer up and right. Keep going until you reach flat ground between Glen Dome and Turtle Rock. It’s not much...

Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

HEARTBREAK HOTEL ”Since my baby left me, I’ve found a place to dwell…” 1.) Atherolichenous Plaque (*11a start, then 9+) Begin in a challenging offwidth slot (crux) that used to be overgrown with lichen using a #4 Bro or # 2 Dude. Then move...

The Hypertension Cirque

THE HYPERTENSION CIRQUE A hidden, beautiful little cirque is found on the NE top of Turtle Rock. Only two routes exist here at present, and one is the highly sought after area’s namesake climb “Hypertension”, a severely overhanging, very challenging and strenuous...

Friction Tower

FRICTION TOWER HOME OF THE CRYSTAL FREEWAY The Crystal Freeway makes up the entire north face of the Friction Tower in Central Vedauwoo. It’s one of the true hidden wonders of the area. It’s a gigantic upturned slab that appears smooth from a distance, but it really...

Old Easy

OLD EASY “M R C” Amongst more than 800 challenging and sometimes bloodthirsty crack and sport climbs lie some real classic lines. The best of all may be ‘MRC’, the “Mountaineer’s Rock Climb”, on the west face of Old Easy. When viewed from the west, from the Lower...

Poland Hill

POLAND HILL Poland Hill can be seen from just about everywhere in Vedauwoo. In fact its the first formation one sees when turning off Interstate I-80 and heading towards Central Vedauwoo on USFS Road #700. Its shape was most likely responsible for the name of the...

The Valley Massif

THE VALLEY MASSIF According to nearly everyone who has climbed here, it is well worth the journey, sometimes battling swarming mosquitos and slogging through swampy bogs, and many return time after time. The Valley Massif is an incredibly aesthetic formation, a silent...

The Reynolds Complex

REYNOLDS HILL Reynold’s ‘Hill’ is basically surrounded by the ‘Devil’s Playground’. The name ‘Reynolds Hill’ appears on USGS maps for decades and in the ‘official’ USBGN, GNIS survey dated 05-06-79, ID: 1603915. What is not clear is how much terrain is encompassed by...