Cody Ice Climbing
South Fork Shoshone, Wyoming
Perhaps America's best venue for multi pitch ice climbing, the South Fork of the Shoshone provides more alpine style routes with complicated approaches, incredible climbing, and a drier climate (less post holing). Near the western feeling town of Cody, Wyoming, the climbing is all less than a 1 hour drive from lodging. Long moderate climbs with many more challenging variations or bonus pitches can be found here. Aspects and sun exposure run the gamut, so good ice can be found somewhere any time of the season. Being so close to Bozeman, I regularly visit Cody and keep a pulse on conditions. Many opportunities are abound for custom trips given your skill level and group size. Reach out for inspiration!
The climbing in the South Fork is stacked with many naturally forming ice flows, some of which are only a 30 minute walk from the car. Being further from airports and cities may make travel harder, but because of this, having to wait on other climbers is very uncommon. For those of us looking for lots of ice climbing, adventure, and scenery, this is the ice climbing destination in the lower 48.
The South Fork climbing is just South of Cody, leaving the best lodging options in Cody or at the Double Diamond X Guest Ranch close to the climbing. For travel, many climbers fly directly into Cody or drive through on an extended road trip. Some climbers decide to fly into Bozeman, warming up with a few days in Hyalite before driving (3 hrs) to Cody.
Cost includes guide, gear (Ice tools, boots, crampons, rope, screws, etc.), and expertise.
Cost does not include airfare, trip insurance, or gratuities.
**Advanced objectives are subject to higher cost
South Fork Shoshone, WY
Experience having climbed ice is required.
A gearlist will be provided after booking. All group technical equipment is provided.
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