Climbing Areas Archives: Wyoming

More On Ten Sleep Shooting

Climbing.com has a followup on the bizarre shooting that took place a few weeks ago in Ten Sleep, WY:

“We know not everybody is a bad guy, and we’ve gotten a lot of strong support from people,” Deaconu says. “It just seems unfair that you save up to travel to a foreign country, get shot, and now have to pay $50,000.”

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Climber Shot In Ten Sleep

While the good news I shared this morning from Ten Sleep is still great news, this is not great news out of Ten Sleep:

Around 2:00 a.m. on Monday, September 16, a climber from Ecuador was shot outside his tent in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, the popular sport climbing destination.

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Behind The Founding Of The Bighorn Climber’s Coalition

Nice piece on DPM about an important step being taken to form a climber’s coalition for the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming which are home to the increasingly popular Ten Sleep Canyon.  Once an area you just heard rumors about1, Ten Sleep has become one of the most popular summer climbing destinations in the U.S. and non-climbing land managers have started to take notice.  Forming a group to represent climber’s interest in the region is a great step.

This is also a good time to give props to DPM editor Mikey Williams who, unlike yours truly, is actually a pretty good climber in his own right.  Most recently he climbed Masters of the Universe, a 5.14c in Ten Sleep.  Nice work!

  1.  I recall hearing about it back in 2001 while visiting the Wild Iris
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The Almighty

Jonathan Siegrist writes about his experience repeating a mixed route called The Almight(5.14a) in Teton Canyon, WY that was first done by local Ty Mack in 2011:

This is one of my favorite ascents to date – I feel that it is my hardest trad lead and it was a really cool process to get there. Ty suggested .14a for The Almighty and I think personally I would suggest .14b for the short person method through the lower and upper cruxes. Because of size we really did climb the route entirely different. Ty’s effort here isreally sick, and I want to make a point to congratulate him again for his efforts opening The Almighty — there really is nothing else like it!

It’s always cool to read these stories of off the radar routes established by off the radar bone crushers.

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Jonathan Siegrist Climbs Wyoming’s Hardest: Moonshine (5.14d)

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Jonathan Siegrist Repeats Moonshine (5.14d)

Jonathan Siegrist, writing on his blog about his 4th ascent of BJ Tilden’s finger tendon nightmare Moonshine (5.14d) at the Wild Iris:

In the end it was this rad community that got me through it. My homie Colby came through with the necessary moonshine, replenishing the resident jar that lives beneath the route, BJ was there to bless me with his belay, and a crowd of good friends – old and new – were at the crag to cheer me on. I’m glad that this tiny little sport route toyed with my emotions a little – I got a condensed version of what BJ experienced over the years – and it made topping out the Erratic that much sweeter.

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Trailer: Wind & Rattlesnakes

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