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Rock Climbing Photo: DOLO topos - The Wind Tower - FA I. Altman, K. All...
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By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
Apr 1, 2014
Climbed this last week and really enjoyed it, an obscure classic with great climbing (esp. p1) and a cool setting! There's a great campsite below, on the banks of the river, which is where you want to park to wade across (good rock-hopping, but a second pair of footwear to get wet is needed). Approach up decent, steep wash in 20min or so. Sun in the afternoon. Rack and topo good on beta and gear suggestions. Bring extra webbing for the anchors. The "tower" is only detached at the summit from the neighboring cliff by about 10' or so, not 100'. Rap to ground from summit in 35m.
By ian altman
From: CO
Apr 8, 2014
Glad you had a chance to climb the Wind Tower. An obscure classic for sure! First time we ventured over there in the '90s, it took a boat and, as I recall, a harrowing crossing! But the drought has paved the way to more climbing across the river in recent years. Hope you had a chance to check the 'Ten Mile Crag' too. That camp is ideal for both. It's funny, I remember it being farther away from the main buttress but must have just been tower struck:) Stoked you got up the thing… may have been the 2nd or so ascent...?
By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
May 29, 2014
Hey Ian, just saw your response. Didn't look like the tower had seen much action recently judging from the webbing. Hopefully the info you've provided here will motivate a few more folks to check it out! Didn't do any cragging in the area on that trip but will be back as I really enjoyed the setting and rock quality. Thanks for the efforts you guys put in here and for the topos and beta you've provided!
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DOLO topos - The Wind Tower - FA I. Altman, K. Allinger, & J. Kelly, 1995. FFA - I. Altman, J. Hooten, 2001.

Submitted By: ian altman on Feb 28, 2014
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