“there is more climbable rock in the Bighorns than anywhere else in Wyoming”Todd Skinner
The quality of rock climbing in the Bighorn Mountains is unsurpassed – that’s why people travel from all over the world to climb here. But some of the best limestone in the Bighorns isn’t anywhere near the popular roadside crags, making for some steep and scenic treks into the backcountry. Whether you’re roping up for the first time, pushing the grades, or exploring the far reaches of Paint Rock Canyon, you’re sure to have a smile as wide as the Wyoming sky.
All of our sport climbing trips include personalized instruction on the following topics and techniques :
- Climbing safety, belay, and anchor systems
- Top-rope and/or lead climbing techniques
- Minimal-impact climbing strategies to safeguard resources and heritage
- Leave No Trace and “Beyond Leave No Trace” practices
- Lessons on each area’s geology, ecology, archaeology, and history
These hands-on lessons are followed by top-rope or lead climbing on routes of your choice.
Our half-day rock climbing trips are perfect if you’re passing through, looking for a quick adventure, or an affordable way to learn the fundamentals of rock climbing. We recommend climbing in Ten Sleep Canyon or Crazy Woman Canyon – both areas are easily accessible from Highway 16 and don’t require long or strenuous hikes. We’ll provide transportation from Worland, Ten Sleep, or Buffalo if needed.
The most bang for your buck. You’ll have more time to develop your understanding of climbing safety systems, work on specialized techniques, and explore the ecological niches of the Bighorn canyonlands. Our day trips also give you more flexibility to choose where you want to climb. You have the option to climb in more than one area per day. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can head north to Paint Rock Canyon. We will provide transportation from Worland, Ten Sleep, Hyattville, or Buffalo.
Contact us to customize your sport climbing trip