South Piney Creek Canyon: The premier sport climbing destination of the eastern Bighorn Mountains

South Piney Creek Canyon is a stunning limestone canyon with a wide array of rock climbing routes for a range of ability levels.  From creekside cragging on moderate climbs to steep jug hauls and technical headwalls, the canyon has an incredible selection of classic sport climbs on varied terrain.  Not to mention Piney is home to some of the best scenery in the range as the walls loom over a picturesque valley of old growth Ponderosa pines and sweeping bands of Bighorn Dolomite. Although often overshadowed by nearby Ten Sleep Canyon, South Piney Creek Canyon is a noteworthy sport climbing destination by itself.  Nestled near the sleepy town of Story Wyoming and within striking distance of Sheridan and Buffalo Wyoming, South Piney Creek Canyon is also a very accessible and convenient option if you’re looking for a quick approach to an amazing sport climbing area.

The Bermuda Triangle in South Piney Creek Canyon

Crazy Woman Canyon at a glance:

Type of climbing:

Single pitch sport climbing

Difficulty of climbing:

Beginner to advanced

Style of climbing:

Pockets, steep jugs, technical slabs

Best season(s) to climb:

Spring, summer, and fall

Best time of day to climb:

Morning and late evening


Paid camping, guest ranches, hotels

Other activities in the area:

Fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking

Programs available in South Piney Creek Canyon:

Resources for planning your trip to Crazy Woman Canyon

Contact us:

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