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|Type:||Trad, 160 ft (48 m)|
|FA:||Walt Bailey and some of his students, 1956|
|Page Views:||2,812 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Joe Collins on Sep 1, 2002 · Updates|
|Admins:||Peter Gram, Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson|
The National Park Service asks that climbers choose not to climb the Tower during the month of June. The June voluntary climbing closure was selected as part of the Devils Tower Climbing Management Plan by a working group that included two climber organizations, two American Indian organizations, and other agency and local government representatives.
Climbers are strongly encouraged to consider enjoying the many other climbing options available in northeast Wyoming and the Black Hills area of South Dakota, during the month of June.
SEASONAL RAPTOR CLOSURE (Effective March 15)
A complete and regularly updated list of closed routes can be found on the park’s website.
Climb the crack through an awkward start to a good rest. Though the difficulty of the climb is mainly in keeping it together for a long pitch with many hard sections, the next 30 feet are probably the crux... a mix of laybacking and stemming past lots of fixed pins. When the crack peters out near the top, moderate but runout face climbing leads up and right to the exit moves on Burning Daylight.
Double rope rappel from the anchors of Burning Daylight. This pitch could also be toproped by first climbing Belle Fourche Buttress or Burning Daylight.