Cody, Wyoming – Custom Tower Climbing Trip

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Climbing free-standing volcanic towers near Cody, WY

 

Explore the wild and scenic tower climbing in Cody, Wyoming

 

We offer custom guided rock climbing trips on free-standing volcanic towers in Cody, Wyoming near the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park.  The area is home to hundreds of uniquely shaped breccia towers that make for some adventurous yet moderate climbing on remarkably good rock.  The tower climbing in Cody is akin to that in Fisher Towers, UT but with bigger holds, better protection, and even more improbably shaped towers.  What’s more, the high-desert setting is unlike any other, with bighorn sheep and bison roaming in a wind-swept landscape riddled with rock spires, natural arches, and impressive peaks.  If you are looking for adventurous climbing on unique features and an awesome experience exploring this wild and scenic part of the country, a custom tower climbing trip to Cody is for you!

 

Why climb in Cody with us:

 

Our rock climbing guides are experienced professionals, talented climbers, and well-trained teachers.  They are also humble, personable, and overall great humans to be around in the mountains.  Our guides are adept at providing safe, supportive, and inclusive climbing experiences for people of all backgrounds and ability levels.  Many of our rock climbing guides live and climb in the Cody throughout the summer, which is a major advantage because they know the areas they guide extremely well.  Being based in the area also minimizes travel for our guides, which makes our service more affordable than our competitors and reduces our carbon footprint.

 

Favorite tower climbs in Cody, WY:

The towers we guide are all located on BLM lands near Wapiti, Wyoming between the town of Cody and the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

The Titan (5.8, 2 pitches)

  • The Titan (5.8, 2 pitches) – The Titan is one of the tallest and most impressive free-standing towers in the Cody area.  Two pitches of engaging yet moderate climbing on excellent rock lead to a large summit platform with outstanding views of the Wapiti valley.  This route features great movement on big holds, solid but well-spaced protection on both bolts and large cams, and lots of exposure as you climb high above the surrounding sagebrush steppe.  The 3.5 mile approach is one of the longest among the towers we guide but is mostly flat and well worth it for this classic tower climb.

 

The Grizzly Tower (5.8, 1 pitch)

  • The Grizzly Tower (5.8, 1 pitch) – The Grizzly Tower is an all-time classic route with one of the best single pitches of moderate climbing in the Cody area.  The tower is strikingly beautiful, the rock is unlike anything you’ve ever climbed, and the climbing is fun but very exposed as you climb on either side of a steep arete.   The route can can be protected entirely on bolts but supplemental mid-sized cams can help be helpful as well depending on your comfort level with long runouts.  This route is also conveniently located next to the other Four Bear Towers making for a fun day of climbing multiple towers!

 

Honey Bear Tower (5.9, 1 pitch)

  • Honey Bear Tower (5.9, 1 pitch) – The Honey Bear Tower is a fun and varied route on a free-standing tower in the Four Bear Towers area.  The route is slightly more difficult than its neighbors but is still mostly moderate and features some incredible roof movement on massive holds.  Like its neighbors, this route can be protected completely on bolts but medium-sized cams can be helpful.

 

Trip Itineraries and Rates:

 

  • 1 Day Itinerary  

Cost: 1 person – $375; 2 people – $625

Our 1 day custom tower climbing itinerary is a great option if you only have a single day to climb but you want to make the most of it!  Your guide will work with you to select some exciting objectives (typically area classics) that are appropriate for your skill and fitness levels and that feature fun, high quality climbing on good rock. Our primary objective with this trip is providing a safe and highly rewarding tower climbing experience that you will remember for many years to come!

 

  • 2 Day Itinerary 

Cost: 1 person – $350/day; 2 people – $550 /day

Our 2 day custom tower climbing itinerary is a full-value experience for those looking for an action-packed two days of guiding in one of the best tower climbing venues in the country.  Your guide will coordinate with you to choose exciting objectives that align with your climbing goals and are well-suited to your skill level. Generally people like to choose several moderate objectives for day 1 to work on technique and streamline their systems followed by more challenging objectives on day 2 to push themselves on harder climbs.

 

  • 3 Day or More Itinerary

Cost: 1 person: $300/day, 2 people: $475/day

This is our most popular custom tower climbing itinerary by far!  Our 3-4 day itinerary is an excellent option if you’re looking to really progress in your climbing and explore a variety of climbs in the area.  Your guide will work with you to select objectives for each day that align with your climbing goals and appropriate for your skill level.  We suggest climbing in as many different crags over the course of your trip in order to experience the incredible variety of terrain the area has to offer.  We also highly recommend scheduling at least one rest day after two days of climbing in order to recharge for the rest of your trip.

 

Trip availability:

 

Our custom tower climbing trips to Cody are available from May to October.

 

Guide to climber ratio:

 

All of our custom tower climbing trips to Cody have a 1:1 or 1:2 guide to climber ratio.

 

Trip logistics:

 

Transportation: Nearby Cody, Casper, and Sheridan have airports serviced by Delta and United Airlines.  You can also fly into neighboring Billings, Montana (where flights are often cheaper) and rent a car to drive to Cody.

Accommodations:  We recommend staying at either a hotel or bread and breakfast in Cody.

Meeting location:  You will meet your guide at Rawhide Coffee in Cody.

Daily schedule:  We typically will meet at 8am, drive to the climbing location, and finish climbing by 4pm.

Equipment:  Many climbers choose to bring all of their own gear, but we can provide all technical climbing equipment including CAMP helmets, harnesses, and Butora climbing shoes.

 

Contact us:

 

Interested in booking a custom tower climbing trip to Cody with us?  Please send us an email including your name, email address, phone number, climbing experience, in addition to a description of what, where, and when you’d like to climb.

 

 

Additional information

Size of party

1, 2

Trip Length

1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days

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