(LIST OF CLIMBS + 2 "TRIP REPORTS")
Category: Wyoming
Elev: ~5,500 ft
Rock Type: Granite
 
2014, 2020
 

FREMONT CANYON Climbing


Fremont Canyon is a climbing area in the middle of Wyoming. The canyon is about 200 (sometimes more) feet deep and composed of high-quality granite. To access many of the routes, you rappel from the canyon rim down to the base of the route just above the rushing almost neon green river, pull your rope (or not if you are toproping), and climb back up to  the rim. The canyon has several hundred routes, mostly trad and some sport, and ranging from 5.7-5.13. Most routes are single pitch, but there are some routes up to three pitches. The area has a wild and remote feel and it is possible to feel you have the entire place to yourself. 

Climbing in Fremont Canyon.

The first time I climbed in Fremont Canyon was in July 2014, on a quick stop on the drive to Devil's Tower in Wyoming. I only got a flavor for the climbing on this quick trip, but I knew someday I would come back. I finally returned in June 2020, for a few days. It was awesome. I will be back for sure.

I just keep a list of the climbs I've done there (on this page). Below the list, I've also included my original trip report from my first major trip to the area (made to establish this page on my website), and below that I have photos from subsequent random days of cragging in Fremont Canyon.



ON THIS PAGE:

LINK
List of climbs I've done in Fremont Canyon
2014 trip report (1st trip to Fremont Canyon: a couple of routes)
JULY
28
2014

 TR #: 172b
2020 trip report (2nd trip to Fremont Canyon: 2.5 days)
JUNE
9-11
2020
   TR #: 420





(Still quite short)List of climbs I've done in Fremont Canyon

(Alphabetical order)
CLIMB DIFFICULTY
    =multi-pitch
AREA

Color-coded:
   =Bridge Area
   =West Canyon
   =The Narrows
DATE CLIMBED

Color-coded: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
B-25 5.9, 1p Bridge Area, North Rim June 10, 2020
Dillingham Blues 5.10c, 1p Bridge Area, South Rim June 10, 2020
Easy Day for a Lady 5.9-, 1p Bridge Area, North Rim June 10, 2020
Hemateria Left 5.8, 1p Bridge Area, North Rim June 10, 2020
Stone King 5.9+, 1p Bridge Area, North Rim June 10, 2020
Superman 5.11d, 1p Bridge Area, North Rim June 10, 2020
A couple of routes. In a rare moment
in 
documenting my climbing exploits,
I never recorded 
what routes we actually
climbed! But it was good enough I made
a mental note to return someday
.
5.9-5.11 ? Bridge Area, Noirth and South Rims July 28, 2014

Cashew Corner 5.9, 1p West Canyon, Main Wall June 9, 2020
Catch 22 5.11d R, 160' 1p
(toprope solo)
West Canyon, Main Wall June 11, 2020
Cheyenne 5.11b, 160', 1p
(toprope solo)
West Canyon, The Indian's Head June 11, 2020
Chief, The 5.9, 1p
(toprope solo)
West Canyon, The Indian's Head June 11, 2020
Pale Face 5.10d, 160', 1p
(toprope solo)
West Canyon, The Indian's Head June 11, 2020
Thantos 5.10b, 1p West Canyon, Main Wall June 9, 2020
What, No Rope? 5.10a, 160', 1p
(toprope solo)
West Canyon, The Indian's Head June 11, 2020
Wine and Roses 5.11a, 1p West Canyon, Main Wall June 9, 2020
 
The Slab Route 5.10a, 3p The Narrows, Slab Buttress June 9, 2020


Photos

Color coded by area:
   =Bridge Area         =West Canyon           =The Narrows    

FIRST TRIP TO FREMONT CANYON

JULY 28, 2014
w/ Eric Schweitzer
 I originally posted the following photos on my Devil's Tower trip report, but added them here when I created this Fremont Canyon page in 2020. These photos were taken during a half-day in Fremont Canyon, when we stopped to climb a route on the drive to Devil's Tower. In a rare moment in my climbing exploits, I cannot find a record of the name of the route (or routes!) we climbed!

1. The steep granite walls of Fremont Canyon.
2. To climb in Fremont Canyon, you set an anchor and rappel and then climb up. Pretty unique! (I think this climb is Easy Day for a Lady at The Bridge area.)
3. Eric climbing in Fremont Canyon.

Color coded by area:
   =Bridge Area         =West Canyon           =The Narrows
SECOND TRIP TO FREMONT CANYON

JUNE 9-11, 2020
w/ Will Starks
Finally, I returned to Fremont Canyon!

1. Getting ready to rap down our first route of the trip, Cashew Corner at the West Canyon Main Wall.
2. Rappelling down Cashew Corner at the West Canyon Main Wall.
3. A view over at Wine and Roses at the West Canyon Main Wall. Gotta climb that!
4. Looking down Cashew Corner at the West Canyon Main Wall.
5. Some of the upper rap stations are conveniently labeled with the route name.
6. Thantos at the West Canyon Main Wall.
7. Steph climbing Thantos at the West Canyon Main Wall. (Photo by Will.)
8. Thantos at the West Canyon Main Wall.
9. Bolts at top of Wine and Roses at the West Canyon Main Wall. We toproped this stellar 5.11a.
10. Wine and Roses at the West Canyon Main Wall.
11. Will startin up Wine and Roses at the West Canyon Main Wall.
12. Bolts at top of The Slab Route at The Narrows area.
13. View down canyon from The Narrows area. (Photo by Will.)
14. Saddlebagging rope to prevent it from getting wet.
15.Will starting up Pitch 1 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area.
16. Pitch 1 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area.
17. Pitch 1 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area.
18. Top of Pitch 1 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area. (Photo by Will.)
19. Pitch 2 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area.
20. \Steph starting up Pitch 2 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area. (Photo by Will.)
21. Fun corner on Pitch 2 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area.
22. Fun corner on Pitch 2 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area.
23. Will cruising up the fun corner on Pitch 2 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area.
24. Will leading Pitch 3 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area.
25. Steph nearing the top of Pitch 3 of The Slab Route at The Narrows area. (Photo by Will.)
26. Cactus flower.
27. The Bridge at the Bridge Area.
28.  Cliffs of the Bridge Area.
29. Afternoon at the picnic area at The Bridge area.
30. Studying numerical analysis in the evening....gotta pass those prelims in August!
31. Where we camped. This place has awesome camping.
32. B-25 at the Bridge Area.
33. B-25 at the Bridge Area.
34. The Bridge Area. (Photo by Will.)
35. B-25 at the Bridge Area.
36. Stone King at the Bridge Area.
37. Hermateria Left at the Bridge Area.
38. Rapping off the railing at the opverlook.
39. #4-#5-sized offwidth ofEasy Day for a Lady at the Bridge Area.
40. Belaying above the river.
41. Easy Day for a Lady at the Bridge Area.
42.  Easy Day for a Lady at the Bridge Area.
43. Topping out at the overlook.
44. Looking over at Dillingham Blues at the Bridge Area.
45. The wide splitter is Easy Day for a Lady at the Bridge Area.
46. Rapping off the bridge to get to the base of Dillingham Blues at the Bridge Area. Not every day you get to use a bridge for an anchor.
47. The alcove belay at the base of Dillingham Blues at the Bridge Area.
48. Dillingham Blues at the Bridge Area.
49. Will exiting the alcove belay  on Dillingham Blues at the Bridge Area.
50. Steph climbing Dillingham Blues at the Bridge Area. (Photo by Will.)
51. Toproping Supermans at the Bridge Area.
52. Looking over at Dillingham Blues at the Bridge Area. (Photo by Will.)
53. More studying....
54. Anchor at top of The Chief at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
55. Fun crack in corner on The Chief at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
56. Fun crack in corner on The Chief at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
57.Looking up  What, No Rope?
 at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
58. Toprope solo setup.
59. What, No Rope?
 at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
60. What, No Rope?
 at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
61. View up canyon. (Photo by Will.)
62. Looking up Pale Face
 at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
63. Toprope solo setup.
64 View up canyon. (Photo by Will.)
65. Keeping the rope from getting wet. (Photo by Will.)
66. Will enjoying a toprope solo lap on Cheyenne at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
67.Will enjoying a toprope solo lap on  Cheyenne at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
68. Looking up Cheyenne
 at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
69. Will enjoying a toprope solo lap on Pale Face at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
70. Steph enjoying a toprope solo lap on Cheyenne at the West Canyon The Indian's Head. (Photo by Will.)
71. Steph enjoying a toprope solo lap on Cheyenne at the West Canyon The Indian's Head(Photo by Will.)
72. Steph enjoying a toprope solo lap on Cheyenne at the West Canyon The Indian's Head(Photo by Will.)
73. The river 200 feet below. (Photo by Will.)
74. Will pulling the fun roof on Pale Face at the West Canyon The Indian's Head.
75. Cactus flower
76.Will taking a refreshing dip before the drive home.
76.My choice of refreshment. (Generally I am keto, but taking a break for a bit and taking advantage of it...and ice cream Snickers are pretty darn hard to pass up on a hot day after climbing!)