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Location: MT : Natural Bridge and Falls : Porcelain Wall : Hillbilly Heaven (5.10a)
By: Mike Snyder When: Aug 21, 2016

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Comments: This route begins on Death Camas and traverses to the right before the crux of that route. It finishes on the last bolt and anchors of Quality Control. It is just a link up, but is really fun and climbs well. TR Quality Control after doing this and lowering, it is also really good.


Location: MT : Natural Bridge and Falls : Porcelain Wall : Pageant of the Transmundane (5.12c/d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Aug 21, 2016

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Comments: It looks as though the original method involved squeezing and slopey opposition down low heading up and right. This is not really neccessary as there are good holds to traverse farther right on and still clip the bolts. There may have been a high crux too, however I stayed right a bit and found good edges and sidepulls all the way to the anchor. This route, even at .12c feels pretty soft compared with the other .12's here at NB.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Valhalla : Drugs and Sex : Vitamin K (5.12b)
By: Mike Snyder When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: Welcome to Ten Sleep Spencer, there is a wide dispersion of difficulty within a single grade from crag to crag, developer to developer and even year to year. Take those little gifts with grain of salt, the next .12- might just hand you your own arse. Cheers!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Leigh Creek : Upper Psychoactive Wall : Shut the Fuck Up (5.13a)
By: Mike Snyder When: Jun 26, 2016

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Comments: Saved this route for quite a while as I could never seem to do Go Back to Colorado in the several times Ive tried it over the years. Hoped on STFU today and onsighted it, then proceeded to fall at the top of Go Back to Colorado, yet again. This is a very quality route but perhaps the easiest long .13a I have tried in Ten Sleep, very long and multiple small cruxy sections but also big jugs to rest on.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch : Sector D'or et Bleu : Sky Pilot (5.13c/d)
By: Mike Snyder When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: No 'Rose' move on Sky Pilot, however there is one on Esplanada right after the third clip.


Location: WY
By: Mike Snyder When: Mar 8, 2016

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Comments: Link here to download a free sample of the new Cody rock climbing guidebook. This app for your mobile device has an always current guide to the fantastic rock climbing found in Cody, Wyoming.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Mondo Beyondo : Antarctica : The Fabulous Gordini (5.10b) : Photo
By: Mike Snyder When: Feb 22, 2016

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Comments: Although this is a good angle and a pretty neat shot, this is not The Fabulous Gordini. This is Alexanders Arete and probably a climb called Just Like Diocletians Blues .10c, which is super cool and long unlike TFG which is short and not cool.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Mondo Beyondo : Antarctica : Moon Unit's Secret Shinto R... (5.10a/b)
By: Mike Snyder When: Feb 22, 2016

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Comments: That rope is a Huey original relic left behind and abandoned for years now. I untied it from the tree on top a couple years ago and threw it down while I was up there establishing several lines to the left on Metropolis. Instead of falling to the ground where I could gather it up and dispose of it, it still hangs, tied to a bolt above the first pitch anchor. I never went up to clean it off though it needs to be done. The second pitch looks to be intact and climbable. Anyone???


Location: WY : Cody : The Bridge Bands : Cowboy Wall : Chief of Scouts (5.11d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Dec 17, 2015

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Comments: Alaric Miller added Cigar Store Indian and Space Wrangler in 1994 or 5. They are between the arete climb Wild West Show and Chief of Scouts. In fact most of the second tier routes on the Cowboy Wall got added around that time over the course of two days, including Blood Drive (retro bolt), Shootin Blanks, Madcap Cowboy and Best Shot in the West


Location: WY : Cody : The Bridge Bands : Cowboy Wall : Chief of Scouts (5.11d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Oct 28, 2015

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Comments: Based on the Aune guide the arete above the block is called The Wild West Show. As I remember it the crux is moving to one of those hamburger-like churt pieces while wrestling the arete. This I believe is the route Todd and Scott put up.

Chief of Scouts starts just left of Cigar Store Indian and trends left initially for some tough face climbing, though the crux is going through the bulge at the end. FA Mark Herman I believe.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : The Single Malt Wall : The Chillarete (5.11c/d) : Photo
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: Cool photo John!


Location: WY : Cody : East Bridge Bands : The Rest of the East Bridge... : Circus Roof (5.11a/b)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: This is listed in Aune's 1998 guidebook as Circus Roof. Its the only name I've ever heard it called. Have you got some legendary sage wisdom I need to know about?


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Lake Point : The Cobra : Mini Blonde Bomb (5.11-)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: This route was bolted by my daughter Eden Snyder who is 11. I helped set the rope and rigging for her but she ran the drill and cleaned the pockets with a bit of Papa supervision. She is my little Blonde Bomb, very proud of that girl! We thought it was .11- but weren't quite sure. Glad to hear people are climbing and enjoying it!


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Cartoon Graveyard (5.12d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Aug 16, 2015

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Comments: I was on this route today and the old two bolt anchor below the last roof is gone. I assume this was the original .12d finish, now you make awkward and difficult moves involving a huge span and a slap for an undercling flake. Poor feet and a weird sequence lead to the only anchor I could find. Is this the new and forced .13c? finish?


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Downtown : John Henry Grotto : Shitstorm aka Big Bend (5.13+)
By: Mike Snyder When: Aug 11, 2015

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Comments: As far as I know Kipp, no it hasn't. Also to the left of Heartbreaker is Easy Wind, another .13+ project.

Have at it!!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Leigh Creek : Upper Psychoactive Wall : Go Back to Colorado (5.12b)
By: Mike Snyder When: Jul 10, 2015

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Comments: Like so many of the routes on this wall, you feel like a hero chugging away on those giant pockets until the end...


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : The Turnstile Wall : Golden Gate (5.11a)
By: Mike Snyder When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: If it was roadside it would have been climbed a hundred times already because its soooo good. Its a bit of a hike to get to and tends to be windy but totally worth it.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : NWCC WALL : 5.10 (5.10b)
By: Mike Snyder When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: It is kinda slabby, so grade respect goes out the window. However, the section going around the ear or being forced out onto the face is quite difficult and awkward. The stone is bomber and the available holds are obvious, its just tough to execute smoothly. Personally Id say .10c or d though some folks may think .11a. Makes me timid to try the Sting at .11 just to the left, plugging pro.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : Riverside Wall : Marty's Coffin (5.11c)
By: Mike Snyder When: May 9, 2015

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Comments: Dude! I shoulda known to ask you. Thanks a bunch!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Photo
By: Mike Snyder When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: Sheep Reaction .12a, the picturesque arete at the Sidewalk Buttress.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : NWCC WALL : 5.10 (5.10b)
By: Mike Snyder When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: Hardest .10b ever.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : NWCC WALL : 5.7 (5.7)
By: Mike Snyder When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: This 40 foot route has six bolts and is well protected. I don't think the PG13 rating is warranted.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Virga (5.13c/d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Mar 4, 2015

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Comments: The American climbing community has such retarded ideals on the "FA" of a sport route. Credit should be given to the person who had the vision and put the time, effort and coin into establishing the route, period. Red tagging for years as Piana and Skinner did, truly robs the rest of us from climbing experiences and as such should be limited. It is overly egotistical and implies ownership of a thing that cannot be owned regardless of the commitment invested. However, the first person to climb... more >>


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : Bowling Ball Wall : Bowling Ball (5.7) : Photo
By: Mike Snyder When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: Beautiful shot Jon!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Valhalla : Superratic Pillar : Kyberspace (5.13a/b)
By: Mike Snyder When: Nov 5, 2013

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Comments: It does seem at first like a bit of a squeeze, but the truth is that Pick Pocket trends right for the first 2/3's of the route where Kyber goes straight up. Although they share the same starting moves, they DO have separate bolt lines, allowing climbers to climb either route independently. Anyone who has climbed both routes would know these facts and realize that word "squeeze job" doesn't really apply.


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