It is close to Lander (9 miles from the center of town); is accessible by one of two short trails from the parking lot below; and it provides challenging climbs for every level of climber. Breathtaking views of the Wyoming plains to the east and the Wind River Mountains to the west are sure to encourage you to the top!
Sinks boasts year round climbing, enjoy sunny winter days and/or early mornings or evenings in the summer. The geography of Sinks provides a variety of climbing on sandstone, limestone & granite cliffs and boulders. The limestone sport climbing on Sinks Canyon “Main Wall” is the most popular area in the canyon. Also check out Fairfield Hill to get away from the crowds of the Main Wall, or to sample some less travelled routes. Another sport crag seldom visited, Fossil Hill, is situated near 9000 feet at the top of the switchbacks on the loop road, and also has excellent routes and scenic views.
Sinks Canyon Campgrounds
(4 options all on South/left side of the canyon road as you drive up):
- 1st campground - Sawmill Campground (State Park) at the entrance of state park and across road from the Sandstone Buttress. 3 camping sites, group shelter and playground. $6 per vehicle resident, $11 per vehicle non-resident.
- 2nd campground - Popo Agie Campground (State Park) roughly middle of the canyon, close to the Main Wall. $6 per vehicle resident, $11 per vehicle non-resident. 24 sites total (19 pull in and 5 tent), 2 vault toilets, tables, fire pits and potable water. 307-332-6333. Open: May 1st to October 1st.
- 3rd campground - just past cattle guard on your left and within walking distance to the Main Wall. 9 sites total with 1 vault toilet, tables and fire pits. Open May 1st to October 1st with non potable water. Shoshone Forest Service 307-332-5460. $15 per vehicle.
- 4th option - FREE camping area just past the Missouri Field Camp. Walking distance to "the Wilds" or Fairfield Hill. Also known as Hugh Ottie. Limited sites, 1 pit toilet and no tables or fire pits. Please keep the area clean. Do not drive off road in wet or dry conditions!
Lander, Wyoming is a great place to climb. Whether you are looking for steep sport climbs, long alpine routes, or granite cracks, you'll find it all. Averaging 320 climbable days per year, Lander has earned a reputation as both a winter destination and a place to escape the heat of midsummer. Whether you're seeking out classic 5.7 routes or 5.14 testpieces, this guide will help you find your way to over 1,000 routes on crags of granite, dolomite, and sandstone. This edition of Lander Rock Climbs covers all of the crags in previous editions, with full-color photos and maps. We have also included the newly developed cliffs of Little Popo Agie Canyon, including Wolf Point and the Sweatlodge. Packed with action photos and more detailed maps, the 2015 edition covers Lander climbing like never before.