In Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest, the granite jewels of Vedauwoo (pronounced “vee-dah-voo”) beckon rock climbers from across the nation. This surreal land features phenomenal formations of rock nestled into aspen and pine forests. Herein lays the perfect mix of wilderness and classroom as well as an expansive spectrum of beginner to advanced climbing. The climbing routes vary in length from 50’ to 200’ and provide excellent opportunities for both single- and multi-pitch climbing.
Named for Cochise, the famous Apache Indian leader who took refuge in the canyon, the Cochise Stronghold still offers the same sense of rugged seclusion as it did centuries ago. Surrounded by steep canyon walls and granite domes, the terrain is maze-like, offering endless opportunities to climb and explore. Routes range from moderate top rope and traditional climbs to more technical crack climbs.
A surreal, magical landscape with Dr. Seuss like plants and many animal species which combine to create an alien-like landscape. The bizarre and jumbled rock formations have created one of the most popular and diverse climbing sites in the U.S., drawing both traditional and sport climbers. Set in the Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree is made up of extensive 50' to 300' granite outcroppings. These provide over 5,000 different routes of all types and for all abilities.