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Devils Tower Partner Wanted July 10thish
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Jun 19, 2016
Heading out a twomonth climbing and motorcycle trip and looking to climb a bit. But I will be solo. Plan is to hang out and do some riding in the Black Hills and look for a partner for a day or two of climbing.
But the bigger deal to me is climbing Devils Tower and I will likely hire a guide. But if anyone wants to lead an old out of shape climber up the Durance or any easy route I can return the favor at the Gunks one day, beer, dinner, or whatever.
I can follow old school trad (gunks) 7 or 8's or so, but have no crack or offwidth experience, so it may be an adventure. I will have my rack and rope, but thinking this would mostly be a following day.
Anyone interested? If not any ideas on a guide service. Their prices seem to vary a lot and I do not think I need much protection, and definitely won't need gear.
RichBeBe
From New York City, NY
Joined Oct 26, 2013
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Jun 19, 2016
sylvanrocks.com R.Walters
Joined Sep 27, 2006
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Jun 19, 2016
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I hope you have a great trip!

I will say that if you are going to the Black Hills, make sure you go climbing in the Needles or Cathedral Spires. That climbing is world class. I haven't been to Devil's Tower, but I know the next time I am in the area, it will be to the Black Hills again for me, instead. The climbing is limitless. :)

Also I second the Sylvan Rocks recommendation. We interacted with some of their folks and watched them with clients. They seem top notch.
JRM89
From New Haven, CT
Joined Feb 17, 2015
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Jun 19, 2016
I spent a good bit of time talking to Frank Sanders and one of his guides. They were great people and seemed to know their stuff as guides. Kent Richards
Joined Jan 10, 2009
81 points
Jun 20, 2016
The thing about Devils Tower is in 1989 I was there as a tourist and I saw this "super human freaks" climbing it and it seemed so out of reach. So now that I climb, it is a goal to climb it. But yes I hear great things about the Black Hills and will spend some time there. RichBeBe
From New York City, NY
Joined Oct 26, 2013
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