High On Boulder


Statistics

  • Date - 03/26/2021
  • Elevation - 7,600'
  • Route - High On Boulder
  • Miles - 2.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,500'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Lacee Ankeney, Brian Kooienga, Nick Quesnel

Description

The four of us made a late season trip to Cody, Wyoming, for some ice climbing in the South Fork.  We drove from Denver, Colorado, to Thermopolis, Wyoming, on Thursday evening and then finished the drive to the valley on Friday morning.  We started the weekend with High On Boulder, which was a great warm-up for the weekend.  After driving to the Cabin Creek Trailhead, you basically hike around the Majo Ranch, cross the river, and head up to the climb.  The approach was fairly easy and the climbing was fantastic.  After the climb, we returned to Cody, Wyoming for dinner and drinks at the Proud Cut Saloon.

Photos

High On Boulder from the South Fork of the Shoshoni River.


A close up of High On Boulder from the river.


Brian after the chilly river crossing.


Lacee after the chilly river crossing.


James and Nick approaching the base of the High On Boulder.


Lacee on pitch 1 of High On Boulder.


Brian on pitch 1 of High On Boulder.


James on pitch 2 of High On Boulder.


James on pitch 2 of High On Boulder.


James on pitch 2 of High On Boulder.


James on pitch 2 of High On Boulder.


Nick on pitch 2 of High On Boulder.


Brian on pitch 3 of High On Boulder.


Brian on pitch 3 of High On Boulder.


Brian on pitch 3 of High On Boulder.


Lacee on pitch 3 of High On Boulder.


Lacee on pitch 3 of High On Boulder.


Lacee topping out on High On Boulder.


Nick on pitch 3 of High On Bouler.


James and Brian at the top of High On Boulder.


Views from the top of High On Boulder.


James on rappel!


Lacee, Brian, and Nick recrossing the river on the descent.