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Location: WY : Lander Area : The Sweat Lodge : Indian Giver (5.11d)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: 1 day ago

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Comments: bolted by Steve Babits, fa Jesse Brown


Location: WY : Lander Area : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Rodeo Wave : Single Cell (5.13b)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: This route is actually the ending of a new "super project," dubbed Mutation by the mutant who envisioned it. The idea is to start on Rodeo Free Europe, climb through the Stetson crux, across Cow Reggae and Bobcat Logic, eventually coming into the beginning of Ground From Upside Down, and finally finishing out Single Cell. That's like 70 moves on the steepest wall in Wyoming. There are two other climbs that have been done in preparation for the... more >>


Location: WY : Lander Area
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Apr 22, 2016

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Comments: As of April 15, 2016, the access to any of the crags past Wild Iris (i.e. the Little Popo Agie canyon including the Sweat Lodge, Wolf Point, and the Strawberry Roan wall) is closed. The forest service put in a new gate just past the cabins at Pass Creek last fall. Due to spring conditions, the road is subject to extreme erosion from vehicular traffic. Climbers have been working with land managers to come up with a more long term solution to this problem, but for the time being there is no way... more >>


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : One Love (5.13c)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: Rebolted last week with all stainless. Thanks, BARF!


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : The Successor (5.13b)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: Rebolted last week with all stainless. Thanks BARF!


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : The Throne (5.13a/b)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: Rebolted last week with all stainless. Thanks BARF!


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Busload of Faith (5.14a)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: Rebolted last week with all glue ins. Thanks to the BARF!


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Endeavor to Persevere (5.13c)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: Rebolted last week with all stainless. Thanks to the BARF!


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Happy Wheel Wall : Pet Arete (5.10d)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Feb 7, 2016

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Comments: Best route of the grade at Sinks? Or maybe in central Wyoming? Sublime movement and position. Would give it five stars if possible.


Location: WY : Lander Area
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Jun 13, 2015

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Comments: The new guide does not include the North Country. The parking access is very tenuous at that particular cliff and the Forest Service has had problems with too many cars parked there. Until a better solution is found, it has been decided not to put the cliff in the guidebook so as to limit traffic at the area and not jeoparize the access we now have.


Location: WY : Lander Area
By: Tom Rangitsch When: May 29, 2015

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Comments: The New guidebook came out yesterday here in Lander. It is on sale at the Wild Iris. Not sure about distribution to other shops or on the Internet. It is a big improvement over an already good guidebook.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Virga (5.13c/d)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments: This was a closed project of Piana, if memory serves. Just because someone stole the first repoint, and so amazingly on sighted it (wow, 5.13d, that almost never happens!), does not make it their route.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Brown Trout (5.11c)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: May 22, 2013

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Comments: This route is not even worth doing once.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Bragging About Jesus (5.10a)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: FA Steve Bechtel circa 1993. The name is from a bumper sticker we saw on a car in Laramie the day Steve did the route.


Location: WY : Sweetwater Rocks : The Great Stone Face
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Dec 9, 2012

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Comments: I updated the approach description, Matt.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Nov 29, 2011

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Comments: The fire from a few weeks back has done almost nothing to the cliff itself. It barely touched the cliff face. One kind of obscure route, Praying to the Aliens, was scorched. A bush at the bottom of Blushing Crow also burned and a few footholds at the start are now blackened, but that is all. The walk up to the Addiction wall goes straight through the middle of the burn zone and it will be interesting to see how much erosion occurs there. Otherwise it's been really good for the last few week... more >>


Location: WY : Lander Area : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Hot Tamale Wall : Hot Tamale Baby (5.11d)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Oct 1, 2011

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Comments: This route now sports a fixe anchor with captive biners, very cush. Great second pitch to get you ready to try the harder routes on the left side of the main wall.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Satellite : Pinball Simulator Area : The Valsalva Maneuver AKA: ... (V9-10)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Sep 10, 2011

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Comments: Lee- thanks for the praise, but you are definitely a stronger bastard than I will ever be. Guess I will take the 10- grade, since it means that I have actually accomplished a long term goal of mine, if only in retrospect.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Poland Hill : Piece of Dirt (5.11a)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Aug 23, 2011

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Comments: This route was originally done placing gear blindly behind the layback flake. Tim added the bottom few bolts after someone broke their ankles falling and zippering their gear.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Satellite : Pinball Simulator Area : The Valsalva Maneuver AKA: ... (V9-10)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Aug 22, 2011

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Comments: I think I did the first ascent of this problem with Adam Barber around 2001or 2002. Adam did the "First Arete" to its right and a few days later I was able to send this one. I called it The Valsalva Maneuver (which is the act of bearing down to take a dump), as it requires a bit of tension to do the crux. We assumed that our "first ascents" were really repeats of Bob Murray problems as he was known to get around. I wonder if the problem has broken or something because I felt it was about v8.... more >>


Location: WY : Lander Area : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Hot Tamale Wall : Hey Mr. Vacquero (5.12c)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Jul 5, 2011

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Comments: Just trying to do my part in battling grade creep. Don't want the Iris to become another Tensleep.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Wild Horses Wall : Two Kinds of Justice (5.12b)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Jun 9, 2011

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Comments: NFR (Nation Finals Rodeo) is just left of this route. Finally redpointed by BJ Tilden this week at 5.13d. Gored is to the right of Two Kinds, then there is a 11d/12a (not completely sure of grade) to the right called In Todd We Trust that goes up a dihedral/crack feature.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Baldwin Creek : Photo
By: Tom Rangitsch When: May 13, 2011

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Comments: Nice photo. Festus climbs just to the left of the tree growing against the cliff. You lower off in the branches of that tree as the climb trends to the right.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Questa Dome : Questa Dome : Question of Balance (5.11- PG13)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Jun 14, 2010

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Comments: Great route, highly recommended. The traverses on pitch 3 are super cool, thoughtful, but not too scary. Definitely the best multipitch I have done in New Mexico.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : The Sanctuary (of Eternal B... : Foundation (5.12c) : Photo
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Apr 30, 2010

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Comments: Yes, this is the Foundation section of the Sanctuary. Routes correct from left to right. Ratings are approximate as these have only seen one or two ascents each.


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