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The West: Vedauwoo
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The West: Vedauwoo

Vedauwoo is a granite trad area in southeastern Wyoming, famous for its high concentration of off-width cracks. Because of its remote location and sharp rocks, the “Voo” is rarely crowded. Tape up your hands before climbing here and be prepared for sweaty, painful thrashing on stiffly graded routes. “The top off-width testing-ground, for sure,” Hunter says. “Tape up, because the rock is abrasive. You’re gonna have a tough time if you’re not used to that style, but it’s really the best off-width area in America, no doubt about it.”

Closest Town: Buford, Wyoming
Grade Range: 5.6 – 5.14
Notable Routes: 715
Classics: Edward’s Crack (5.7), Middle Parallel Space (5.9), Friday the 13th (5.10 a/b), Spectreman (5.11), Max Factor (5.11c), New Mutant (5.12c)
When to Visit: May-October

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