Turtle Rock

TURTLE ROCK While Turtle Rock is the namesake of the entire Central Vedauwoo Massif, it is actually one of several formations that make up Central Vedauwoo. It's located in the northeast quadrant and has the appearance of a large dome not unlike that of a giant turtle...

Land of the Rising Moon

Land of the Rising Moon

LAND OF THE RISING MOON How do I get here?? See another MAP. The Land of the Rising Moon is a rather elusive place. It's not so easy to find, just head towards Glen Dome, and BEFORE you get there, veer up and right. Keep going until you reach...

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...

Master Blaster

Master Blaster

MASTER BLASTER MASTER BLASTER is a fairly hidden area, but most sought after for its namesake climb 'MASTER BLASTER', a severely overhanging ‘test piece’ hand and fist crack about 5.10c. It is strenuous at the grade and has ‘blasted’ more than...

Friction Tower

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...

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...

Holdout

HOLDOUT   Hey dude, where is this place?? Holdout is a superb formation literally bursting with climbing delights. The first documented ascent of this formation was on April 11th, 1954 when John Lund and Walt Sticker made it to the summit. They...

The Nautilus

THE NAUTILUS SECTORS OF THE NAUTILUS (explained below) North Side: the PROW, NE Nautilus, NCentral Nautilus, NW Nautilus. South Side: West End, SW Nautilus, SCentral Nautilus, SE Nautilus, Fri 13th. The BOAT ROCK Captain Nemo never figured on this!! What a superb...

Nautilus: The North Side

THE NORTH SIDE  INCLUDING "THE PROW"  (OFFWIDTH CENTRAL!) North East: Bug Squad, Maxilash, Captain Nemo, Nemo’s Nemesis, Auto Supply, Horticulture, Cannonball and other exceptional climbs are located here. North Central: Mainly the Cool Hand Luke Area and the Tongue...