Cody, Wyoming, the eastern gateway to Yellowstone, offers excellent rock climbing opportunities. Rock climbs are located just minutes from town in the North Fork of the Shoshone River. Climbers of all abilities will find fun and challenging objectives.
Just two hours north of Cody, the Beartooth Mountains offer stunning scenery, wilderness, fishing, climbing, and hiking. Jackson Hole Mountain Guides offers rock climbing, wilderness treks, and mountaineering trips in this magnificient range. JHMG guides weekly ascents of Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana.
This half-day class is required prior to climbing Granite Peak with JHMG. We will introduce you to the gear and cover the basic rock climbing systems needed to successfully climb Granite Peak. Some rock climbing is included.
If you have never climbed or just want to brush up your basic skills, this class is for you. During this introduction to rock climbing you will learn basic climbing terminology and commands, knots, belay and rope skills, be introduced to protection and anchor systems and learn the fundamentals of climbing technique and movement. Once you experience life in the vertical world, you will be hooked! No previous climbing experience necessary.
Building on the skills taught in our basic climbing class, this course gives students the tools necessary to bring their climbing to the next level. Students will be introduced to and practice the climbing techniques needed to complete longer, multi-pitch and more difficult routes, while refining their belay, rope and anchor building skills. Prior experience or Introduction to Climbing class required.
This class is designed for experienced climbers who want training in lead climbing, improvised rescue, or other advanced techniques. Prior experience or Intermediate Climbing class required.
Granite Peak Prep Price:$200 private; $100 per person in groups of two or more.
Introduction to Climbing Price: Full-day, $370 private; $185 per person in groups of 2 or more; Half-day, $200 private; $100 per person in groups of 2 or more.
Intermediate Climbing Class Price: Full-day, $370 private; $185 per person in groups of 2 or more; Half-day, $200 private; $100 per person in groups of 2 or more.
Advanced Climbing Class Price: $370 private; $185 per person with two.
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Cody, Wyoming is located in the northwest quadrant of Wyoming, 52 miles east of Yellowstone Park. Cody is positioned at the intersection of U.S. Highway 14-16-20 and WYO Highway 120. It’s 100 miles from Billings, the closest large airport, and is several hours from Denver. The Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody is the closest regional airport. The Cody office is located inside Sunlight Sports at 1131 Sheridan Avenue in the heart of downtown Cody. We are open every day from 8 am to 5:30 pm. The Cody office can be reached at 307.250.0763VIEW PDF
Cody, Wyoming, lies just east of the high plateau of Yellowstone National Park and is considered the park’s eastern gateway. Cody is located at the western edge of the Bighorn Basin, a depression surrounded by the Big Horn, Wind River, and Absaroka ranges. At the western edge of Cody, a deep canyon formed by the North Fork of the Shoshone River provides the only passage to Yellowstone’s Eastern Entrance.
The weather in the Big Horns are highly variable. Large temperature swings are always possible. Cold winters can normally bring lows of -40 °F (-40 °C). and hot summers can bring 100 °F (38 °C). The humidity of the air is usually 30% or less, which is fairly dry. Precipitation averages 9 inches (229 mm) of rain per year, making the surrounding area a semi-arid desert. During the summer months of June, July and August, if it does snow, it is usually brief and melts quickly. Such events are not frequent, but there are sudden and drastic shifts in weather conditions.
Wind is almost a constant presence in the Cody area and the Big Horn Basin in general. The air flow in the Basin is turbulent, but during the winter, most storms seem to move in from the north-northwest. During the summer, it is not unusual to see storms move in from the southwest. Throughout a normal day, winds can be experienced as coming from almost any direction, mostly from the north and west, but sometimes from the south and east. The Canyon at the west end of Cody seems to funnel rain and wind across the city from the west. The winds can be quite strong at 30 to 40 mph (50 to 60 km/h) and last for several days.Climbers take note: Cody enjoys about 300 days of sunshine per year.
- Approach, Hiking, Running Shoes
- Technical Rock Shoes (available to rent, please cal the office if you have not already made reservations)
- Socks: 1 pair
- Short Sleeve Shirt: non–cotton is preferable
- Fleece or Lightweight Down Sweater
- Lightweight Wind Shell
- Lightweight Rain Shell
- Synthetic loose fitting pant
- Synthetic Loose Fitting Shorts
- Rain Pants
- Backpack: 30-40 Liter – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30
- Sun hat: baseball or full brimmed
- Water : water bottles/hydration bladder are best
- Food: energy bars, fruit, sandwich, bring enough
- Sunscreen/Lip Balm
Mountain Weather can change on a dime. It is important to be prepared for any eventuality of weather. If you are unsure about conditions do not hesitate to contact the office at 307-733-4979 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides provides all technical climbing equipment including:
- Belay devices
Technical rock shoes are available for rent. Please contact our office for availability.
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