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Areas = 15
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Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South Face Lower Buttress : Little Creatures (5.9)
By: Lucas Barth When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: A good route, but the climbing is a little heads up because of loose rock and sometimes small gear. I would recommend being solid at the grade. It's also a little hard to tell where to traverse left, but you are aiming for traversing just above a little roof and into the shallow right facing dihedral (NOT the big left facing dihedral straight above). See picture for more info. Anchor is not the best.
Rock Climbing Photo: Little creatures is green dotted line. Climber is ...
Little creatures is green dotted line. Climber is on Little Fingers.



Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South Face Lower Buttress : Flight 714 (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: Anchors look fine as of 2016.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South Face Lower Buttress : Little Fingers (5.9)
By: Lucas Barth When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: Good route! Nice crack the whole way with good gear. This route and "Little Creatures" gets shade for longer than everything else on SW Buttress.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower
By: Lucas Barth When: Aug 9, 2016

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Comments: Climbing Routes closed on August 19th, 2016.

The following routes will be closed for a technical rescue training on August 19th, 2016 from 8am - 3pm:

Patent Pending, New Wave, Broken Tree, Assembly Line, Maid in the Shade, and Surfer Girl.

Other routes on the North Side will remain open.

Thanks for your understanding.

Devils Tower Climbing Rangers.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : P.O.T.C. (5.10d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Jul 24, 2016

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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: Jul 24, 2016

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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 : 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: Update: The 2016 falcon closure has been lifted! All routes are now open.

Devils Tower Climbing Rangers


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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