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Point Rank: # 4,456
Total Points: 129
Last Year: 27
Last 30 Days: 15
12 Compliments
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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Location: WY : Devil's Tower
By: Lucas Barth When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Climbing access trails will be restricted August 8 - 12th. These dates are weather dependent and subject to change.

The National Park Service will be closing the tower trail for a resurfacing project on Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12 the trail east of the Y to the Halfway Point will be closed.

“The 5 day partial closures of the trail are the quickest ways to accomplish the project and still allow visitors to walk portions of the Tower Trail.” said Superintendent Tim Reid. ... more >>


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : P.O.T.C. (5.10d)
By: Lucas Barth When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Cleaned dirt from the bottom of this crack July 2016. The rest of it was very clean.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Black-Jones Direct (5.11b)
By: Lucas Barth When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Nice finger crack to hands/fists. There are a few chockstones when the crack widens up where care should be taken, but they can be stemmed around. The anchor is shared with Manifest Destiny, 5.9 hands and fists. The anchor is two old rusty bolts with homemade hangers.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower
By: Lucas Barth When: Jul 13, 2016

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Comments: The National Park Service in partnership with The Access Fund, will host their annual ‘Adopt A Crag’ event.

July 30th 2016. Come give a little back to Devils Tower. The first 10 people to register in advance will receive one night of free camping. Plus free BBQ and prize raffle for event participants. See flyer for details.

Rock Climbing Photo: 2016 Adopt A Crag Flyer
2016 Adopt A Crag Flyer



Location: WY : Devil's Tower : East and Northeast Buttress... : Gooseberry Jam (5.9)
By: Lucas Barth When: Jul 3, 2016

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Comments: A #5 and #6 are certainly useful. If you didn't bring anything bigger than a number 4 the upper half would be very runout.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Danks : Freakin' High (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Jun 18, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this route a couple days ago and it seemed quite clean, not much sand.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : North Face & Northwest Corn... : McCarthy's North Face (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: Pitch 1 and 2 anchors are new as of 2015. Pitch one length is a few feet longer than 70 meters. Pitch 2 was just top-ropable with a single 70 meter. Great route!


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : East and Northeast Buttress... : Dump Watt (5.10b)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: This route deserves more traffic. It's got really varied, challenging, and fun climbing. I thought it's a bit of a sandbag, but it takes plenty of good gear. 2nd pitch anchor is two 1/4 bolts with homemade hangers. Anchor can be backed up.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South and East Faces : TAD (5.7)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: I thought this route was pretty enjoyable. Yeah, the belay at the top of first pitch is kinda uncomfortable, but the climbing is good. Even my girlfriend with tiny hands enjoyed this, and led the crux pitch. Don't build an anchor off the chockstone, but about 5 feet above.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Rangers Are People Too (5.9)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 10, 2016

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Comments: The route length is more like 120 feet. You can rappel with a 60 and some 5.easy down climbing.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Direct Southwest (5.11b)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 10, 2016

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Comments: Some of the stacked blocks on top of pitch one have fallen down. Be careful as there is still some smaller loose rock debris as of April 2016. It can be climbed around with care.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : Fractal (5.10a)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 7, 2016

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Comments: Really nice and varied route with stemming, face climbing and finger locks. Takes good protection. Comparable in quality and grade to Broken Tree. Go do it!


Location: WY : Devil's Tower
By: Lucas Barth When: Apr 24, 2016

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Comments: 2016 Falcon Nesting Closure information

The following WEST FACE AND SOUTHWEST SHOULDER climbing routes, and the CORRESPONDING EDGES of the TOWER SUMMIT, are CLOSED to protect falcon nesting activity, effective March 15, 2016.

Routes from Good Holds for Godzilla (#135) to Accident Victim (#182)

For a full list of closed routes, picture, and more information see: nps.gov/deto/learn/news/upload...

Devils Tow... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Three Brothers Area : The Folly : The Good Book (5.10d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Nov 29, 2015

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Comments: No rockfall when I did this 2 years ago, but I thought the first pitch was fairly serious. No harder than 5.9, but not much good protection.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Three Brothers Area : The Folly : The Good Book (5.10d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 23, 2010

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Comments: Anybody climb this route recently? Is the loose rock danger from the rockfall still there?


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : East Sector : Comp Rock : The Comp Wall : Shop and Compare (5.10a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: Agreed, a number 2 camalot was nice before clipping the first bolt. Then I removed it after clipping the bolt for less rope drag. No other gear necessary. A fantastic sport route.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : East Sector : The Taco : Bandito (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: There are now anchors at the end of the crack. You don't have to run it out to the top. Excellent route. Great gear and funky fun climbing and jamming.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : King on the Throne : King on the Throne - East : Stan's Roof (5.10)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: "Descend via a tree with rap rings"
-Maybe I missed this tree, but I just built an anchor, brought my second up and descended the chains atop groovy crack.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West : Singapore (5.11a PG13)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: Hey, what about Interceptor and Lary's Annihilation for the best 5.11 cracks at the City. Now those are some real crack climbs.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West : Harvest (5.10d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: I wouldn't really call it ofwidth at the top. By that point you have two great face jugs to pull on. No offwidth technique neccessary. Awesome route.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West : Battle of the Bulges (5.11a PG13)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: I dont know why this route doesnt get more stars. I thought it was excellent thought provoking climbing that protected well at the harder parts. It felt right on at the grade for the "City," and you can do it all in one pitch, I'm not sure why you would break it into two, the rope drag wasn't bad with good use of runners.



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