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Atheist Childhood S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bazooka Face S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Born Again S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Happy Pants S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ignorant Bliss S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Joy of Heresy S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
July Jihad S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Last Starfighter, The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ocean of Terror S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Raiders of the Lost Ark S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
SassyKat Superstar S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Shaared S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Smarty Pants S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Unsubstantiated Propaganda S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Shared By: kyber on Aug 18, 2008
Admins: Mike Snyder


this massive freestanding "boulder" is easily recognized as there is nothing else quite like it around. Shady most of the day with noon to dusk being the best (if its chilly outside expect to it to be more so here). rock quality is good with areas of choss (nothing big though just small pebbles and rock dust).

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upon getting to the Mecca follow the right "trail" (goes through the boulder field) staying on the inside of the fin.

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Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
Much thanks to beccs and the others who busted the new approach in. It rocks. Thanks for the quality new contributions at the crag! Jul 17, 2017
We showed up early and the gate at the top of the old road was closed and the old road cut off. We cut a new trail starting at the first gate, hopping the barb wire fence, over the meadow and then an easy hike up traversing the big hill. Joins where the trail goes into the woods. It takes about 40min at a leasurly pace. I much prefer this to the slog described in the guidebook. Jul 7, 2017
Toby Butterfield
Portland, OR
Toby Butterfield   Portland, OR
The rock might look kind of chossy but it feels bomber to me. Absolutely worth the hike to get away from folks on the weekend--the formation is really cool looking and the routes are very aesthetic, imo. They have good movement to back up their looks, as well! Sep 15, 2012
Parker, Colorado
DavidHH   Parker, Colorado
I'm with Phil. DTP, I agree that it could be considered a bit dirtier I think that's just because people avoid the confusing hike back there. The Joy of Heresy and Last Starfighter are 2 of the most elegant lines I have done period. We were the only party out there on a Saturday last summer, it has such a different feel than the rest of the canyon. Aug 17, 2011
Shirtless Mike
Denver, CO
Shirtless Mike   Denver, CO  
I hate to be negative, but his was my least favorite wall that I visited in Ten Sleep. The lines are fun but the rock is chossier and dirtier than other areas, resembling mud more than amazing dolomite. In addition some of the holds seemed a bit questionable making this less of a destination than Slavery Wall, Supererratic, and FCR. Aug 17, 2011
Phil Lauffen
The Bubble
Phil Lauffen   The Bubble
This place had the best climbing I did in 4 days at tensleep. If you go to tensleep... go here! Aug 12, 2011

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