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Location: Asia > Thailand > South - Islands & Beaches > Laem Phra Nang (Railay & To...
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 25, 2017

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Comments: I las visited Tonsai in 2011, and I've heard it has changed a lot since then with the beachfront now all larger resorts like the Raillay side. Has anyone been there and seen the changes and can comment on what it's like now compared to several years ago. Are there still cheap bungalows and relatively cheap food to be had? Have any of the waste issues been dealt with i.e. burning trash and dumping sewage straight into Tonsai bay?


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > South and East Faces > Soler Eclipse (5.11b)
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 1, 2017

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Comments: You can rappel the route with a single 70 meter rope.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > South and East Faces > Dusk In Dogtown (5.10c)
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 1, 2017

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Comments: This is a fun and beautiful overlooked classic. Every move is memorable with Toweresque jamming and stemming. The anchor was replaced in 2015. Only a single #2 required, doubles below that. Go past El Cracko Diablo (right of the route) through some exposed scrambling sections, following the line of least resistance through some bush. Just after 5 minutes you'll reach a beautiful alcove beneath the Window, the most striking feature on the Tower. As a bonus, you can top rope 90% of Animal Crac... more >>


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > East and Northeast Buttress... > Adrenaline Surfer (5.11)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 30, 2017

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Comments: What's with the mess of 3 metolius rap anchors within about 10 feet of each other on I'm guessing the 2nd pitch?

Top roped the 3rd pitch after climbing Witchie and it was pretty good. I thought one part felt about 11+ or 12a where the feet disappear.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > East and Northeast Buttress... > Witchie (5.10b)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 30, 2017

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Comments: Really fun quality climbing and mostly clean... Unfortunately some bad rock quality in places makes this climb a little exciting at times. I recommend doubles from green c3 to #3 camalot, and a healthy selection of nuts. 1st and 2nd pitch anchors replaced by myself and Phil Knecht 9/29/17.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > East and Northeast Buttress... > Soaring (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 11, 2017

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Comments: I talked with a climber who tried to approach this route from the 1st pitch of Ants on Angel Food, but he was deterred by at least 2 hangerless bolts on the first pitch. I'm not sure what type of bolts they were, some sort of star drivin nail with expansion sleeve. From the pic he showed me it didn't look like a modern hanger would even work on it.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > North Face & Northwest Corn... > Psychic Turbulance (5.11b)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 11, 2017

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Comments: 2nd pitch anchor and protection bolts on p2 have been replaced as of 8/2017


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > East and Northeast Buttress... > Everlasting (5.11b)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 9, 2017

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Comments: 1st pitch is 115 feet.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > West Face > Lack of Enthusiasm (5.11c/d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 3, 2017

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Comments: Easy to set up a top rope from Man without a planet or while rapping down after climbing Deli Express. Fun and mostly easier climbing with a crux at the last 2 bolts. Well bolted and the bolts appeared to be in good condition. Most look like they have been replaced somewhat recently. Blue guidebook reports the name as "Loss of Enthusiasm"


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > West Face > Billie Bear Cranks the Rad (5.12b/c)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 3, 2017

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Comments: Great short and pumpy route. Unique for the tower.Takes great gear, cams or nuts, just difficult to hang out and place. If you're not sure about leading it and want to suss out gear, you can climb Accident Victim, 5.7, just to the right and shares the anchor. I thought the grade was warranted, but it is a short crux section.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > West Face > Astro Glide (5.12)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 3, 2017

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Comments: Top roped this route recently (easy to do from the anchor just a few feet up and right of One Way Sunset.) The route is in the process of getting retro-bolted. Great route and great position. Check it out!


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > West Face > Scottfree (5.11b)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 3, 2017

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Comments: Great Route! Anchors and 2 protection bolts replaced as of 9/2/2017. The route was quite dirty, but is now cleaned up and waiting for you to send it. Lots of small offset nuts, and c3 cams in the first half of the route and is mostly stemming. The second half opens up to mostly wide fingers from .3 - .75 camalot. 165 feet. Climb Jerry's Kid's or Up in Smoke to get to the start, then move up and right.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > South and East Faces > Rocksuckers (5.11d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Aug 30, 2017

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Comments: This is a really fun route and is easily top roped from the Hollywood and Vine anchors/Solar Eclipse anchors.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > South Face Lower Buttress > Down and Out (5.7)
By: Lucas Barth When: Aug 29, 2017

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Comments: There is no fixed anchor on this route. There used to be slings around a horn at the top of the route but as of Aug 2017 those are gone. If you are going to climb the route bring your own webbing and rap rings to rappel from. The route is about 80 ft. long


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower
By: Lucas Barth When: Aug 2, 2017

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Comments: The 2017 Falcon closure is lifted today, Wednesday, August 2nd at 12pm. All routes on the tower will be open after 12pm. Thanks to climbers for respecting the closure and allowing two chicks to successfully fledge.

- The climbing rangers


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > West Face > La Vaca Solitaria (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Jul 23, 2017

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Comments: Excellent route, and really varied finger crack and stemming. It needs a little traffic to clean up some of the lichen. Well worth the effort.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower
By: Lucas Barth When: May 27, 2017

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Comments: See the full discussion about the June closure, referred to by Dennis' above posts here:

mountainproject.com/forum/topi...

and

supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2...

Devils Tower Climbing Management Plan:

nps.gov/deto/planyourvisit/upl...

For questions, b... more >>


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > Photo
By: Lucas Barth When: May 27, 2017

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Comments: The 2017 Falcon closure has been changed. As of today, May 27th, closed routes are from Hollywood and Vine to Belle Fourche Buttress. Popular routes that are closed include Hollywood and Vine, Soler, TAD, El Cracko Diablo, Dusk in Dogtown, Casper College, Burning Daylight, and Belle Fourche Buttress. The park website has been updated with a full list of closed routes

nps.gov/deto/planyourvisit/cur...

The previously closed area on the N. side has been re-opened... more >>


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower
By: Lucas Barth When: May 27, 2017

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Comments: The 2017 Falcon closure has been changed. As of today, May 27th, closed routes are from Hollywood and Vine to Belle Fourche Buttress. Popular routes that are closed include Hollywood and Vine, Soler, TAD, El Cracko Diablo, Dusk in Dogtown, Casper College, Burning Daylight, and Belle Fourche Buttress. The park website has been updated with a full list of closed routes

nps.gov/deto/planyourvisit/cur...

The previously closed area on the N. side has been re-opened... more >>


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > South Face Lower Buttress > Tintin Does Doughnuts (5.9-)
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 29, 2016

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Comments: Anchor and all protection bolts replaced by Frank Sanders and Leigh Lassle on 10/28/2016.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > South Face Lower Buttress > Lakota (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 29, 2016

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Comments: Anchor replaced by Frank Sanders and Lee Lassle 10/28/2016


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > Durrance Approach > Tunnel Vision (5.12)
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: Anchor replaced by Frank Sanders 10/2016.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > West Face > Digital Extraction (5.11d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: I have just done the first pitch, but it protects well with a double set of small - medium nuts, doubles on cams from a green c3 to .75 camalot, and a single #1. Small offset cams are also useful. 2nd pitch anchors replaced by Joel McKillop and Lee Terveen on 10/22/16. Buttonhead protection bolt on pitch 2 is gone. It protects fine with small cams and nuts. And at least one pin still exists on p 2.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > West Face > Deli Express (5.11d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: 2nd and 3rd pitch anchors replaced by Joel McKillop and Lee Terveen on 10/22/16. 3rd pitch is worth doing as well. Not nearly as sustained as p2, but one or two moves that are harder. Protects well.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > West Face > Jerry's Kids (5.10b)
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: Anchor replaced by Taylor Lais and Cali Terveen on 10/22/16.


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