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Rock Climbing Photo: Flight of the Antelope, Sweetwater Rocks


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Location: WY : Lander Area : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Rodeo Wave : Single Cell (5.13b)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Sep 10, 2016

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Comments: Mutation was sent by BJ Tilden a couple of weeks ago at 5.14d. It is currently the hardest route in Lander.


Location: WY : Lander Area : The Sweat Lodge : Indian Giver (5.11d)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Aug 26, 2016

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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 : 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 : 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 : 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.


Location: Europe : Spain
By: Tom Rangitsch When: May 3, 2009

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Comments: There is a "Rock and Road" type database on desnivel.com that lists the areas in Spain, number and type of routes, closest camping/water/food, etc. The direct link for the English version is
escuelasdeescalada.com/ingles/...

Happy cragging.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : The Sanctuary (of Eternal B... : Obscured By Cloud (5.10a)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Mar 25, 2009

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Comments: Hey Bob, Sorry if this wall has another name (not the Sanctuary). BJ Tilden and I put up a bunch of routes last year and didn't think it had a name. Do you call it something else? I can edit the info here if you do...


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Upper Blair : Upper Blair Boulder Problem... : Finnigan's Ladder (5.11a)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Oct 4, 2008

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Comments: This climb is called Finnigan's Ladder. I did it with Jessie Stover back in 1993. I think it's a dumb name, but Jessie really wanted it to be called that. It's a song by Firehose or something.
I also talked to Rob Kelman shortly after the first ascent. He claimed that he and another guy had done it without any bolts. I find that hard to believe, but whatever.
Justin- why do they call you Squatting Bear?


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Sandstone Buttress : Gunky (5.8)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Sep 30, 2008

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Comments: I don't think Gunky is PG13. It has good gear the whole way if I remember correctly. The route is a bit sandy, but safe. Don't be detoured as the route is really worth doing and a fun outing.


Location: WY : Ferris Mountains : The Great Divide (5.12c)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Sep 29, 2008

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Comments: To see more photos and a short video, go to
web.me.com/kondus/DEA/DaveAnde...


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Pingora : South Buttress (5.8)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Aug 17, 2008

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Comments: If you are doing the Cirque Traverse, this is the easiest/fastest way to get to the top of Pingora. You can simul-climb the last bit of pitch one/two(probably 220 feet) and then hurry up the K crack pitch (pitch 3 as described in Bechtel's guide), then scramble up to the top. We did it in about 40 minutes and we weren't moving too fast. The rappel down to the notch by Tiger Tower/Wolf's Head is not as obvious as described in the new guide. You need to head to climber's left to get to the se... more >>