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Barnum Route, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Circus In My Pants S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Circus in the Wind S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Clowns Eat Kids S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
I Love the Big Top S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Les Rocks! S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Lil Smokie Goes to the Circus S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lucky Bozo S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shadows of Crowes S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Step Right This Way S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sucker Born Every Minute S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Yankee Doodle Dandy In A Gold Rolls Royce S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
You Gotta Play to Win S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Matt Wendling
Page Views: 2,185 total · 18/month
Shared By: Mike Snyder on May 9, 2008
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Do the tricky Step right this Way start then go left. As soon as you hit the black streak it gets difficult with multiple 5.12 cruxes and some 5.11 edge crimping for good measure at the top. Excellent movement with several options for each hard section, make this route tough to onsight. As cliche as it may sound, the hardest route at the crag is usually the best. No different here.


The route between Step Right This Way and Circus In The Wind. Same start as Step Right This Way, but go left after the second clip.


11 clips, sport anchor


Brady Robinson
Boulder, CO
Brady Robinson   Boulder, CO
Fantastic route! Sep 8, 2009
Mike Snyder
Cody, WY
Mike Snyder   Cody, WY  
Finally ticked this one. Matts retarded sandbag grade of 5.12a should be ignored entirely. This route is 5.12d and is on par with many other 12+ routes in Tensleep as far as quality and difficulty goes.
Also an easy one to work, as you can climb Circus In The Wind 11b, and swing over to the right to place draws and inspect the route or set up a toprope. Jun 11, 2010
Might have felt stiff as this was the last route I got on after a five day trip, but goddamn lovely movement - fun set up into a very cruxy middle section, and then a good rest before a casual finish. Jul 14, 2012
Dan Brayack
Marmet, WV
Dan Brayack   Marmet, WV
On my working burn, I went out left at the top on edges instead of doing the gimme finish to the right...yup totally blew off one of those foot pebbles and took a heck of a ride!! awesome route!!! One of the reasons I came back to Ten Sleep!! Jul 1, 2013
Don't come to Ten Sleep and miss this one! Jul 29, 2015
Stupendous, worth spending the time to work out finicky beta at the crux. Sep 29, 2017

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