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Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Bowling Alley- aka Durrance... (5.5 PG13)
By: John Gunnels When: Aug 29, 2013

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Comments: Jason, this approach will ultimately take you to the base of the Leaning Column. Most folks "scramble" left, but short roping it is much safer. There are no bolts at the base of the Leaning Column, however you can build your own anchor quite nicely with a couple .75 C3's. Climb safe!


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Feb 21, 2013

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Comments: Don't you boys have anything better to do?.....


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Durrance (5.7) : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Jan 6, 2013

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Comments: This lovely lady is... well... a biker chick.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Dec 18, 2012

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Comments: Loyd... there's something terribly wrong with you...


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Rangers Are People Too (5.10a) : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Oct 4, 2012

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Comments: Yes it was. Schlinkmann and Guilmette were both rangers at the time.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : North Face & Northwest Corn... : Spiney Norman (5.11c) : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Mar 12, 2012

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Comments: Nice first pitch for 5.9 leaders. You can traverse to the anchors for "Whine & Bruises". EXCELLENT pic!


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Mar 12, 2012

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Comments: Surfer Girl?


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Jan 31, 2012

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Comments: Shshshshshshshure...


Location: SD : Raspberry Rocks : Weather Watchers Wall : Carl's Bad Caverns (5.7)
By: John Gunnels When: Aug 16, 2011

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Comments: FA: Carl Coy


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Durrance (5.7) : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Jul 8, 2011

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Comments: Wow... not happy... but LOVE the neon green spandex!


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : Scottfree (5.11b)
By: John Gunnels When: May 21, 2011

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Comments: FA Carl Coy and Johnny Plotke.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower
By: John Gunnels When: May 5, 2011

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Comments: Durrance standard rack: C4's #.3 thru #4. BD Stoppers #4 thru #6. 6 quickdraws and 6 24" runners. The second pitch will accept a #5 C4, but if you pay attention a #4 works fine. Also, many folks use a 4' runner up high in pitch two as well. If you wanna go "old school", a full set of hexcentrics and BD stoppers will also do the trick!


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Feb 10, 2011

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Comments: Santa has a nice rack!


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : North Face & Northwest Corn... : McCarthy's North Face (5.11a) : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Dec 22, 2010

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Comments: EXCELLENT shot!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Moonlight Ridge : The Point / Beside The Poin... : Tiny Knobs (5.7) : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Aug 26, 2010

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Comments: Isn't this "Rocket Man"?


Location: WY : Steamboat Point
By: John Gunnels When: Mar 5, 2010

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Comments: Sorry for the lousy pic. I remember seeing pictures of Heidi Badaracco (sp?) in Climbing Magazine back in the mid-80's on these boulders. I've scoped them out, and it looks like there are OLD anchors on top of one or two. Anybody have any beta?
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Location: SD : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Oct 24, 2009

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Comments: Raspberry Rocks?


Location: SD : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Oct 6, 2009

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Comments: NOW I recognize it. EXCELLENT!


Location: SD : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Sep 29, 2009

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Comments: Nice shot! What route?


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : Far Downs : Of Quartz It Goes (5.7)
By: John Gunnels When: Sep 8, 2009

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Comments: I think the Black Hills Climbing Coalition contacted the first ascent party and were given permission to add bolts to this route. Thinking there were 12 or 13 total now. VERY well protected!


Location: CO : June Voluntary Climbing Clo...
By: John Gunnels When: Jun 30, 2009

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Comments: Being a Tower local is, in fact, sometimes difficult in June.

During the Climbing Management Plan process, I was serving as the "Grand Poo-Bah" of the NE Wyoming Climbing Club. From day one, the vast majority of locals supported the plan... and some even took part in the initial "Cross Cultural Education" functions the acting Superintendent coordinated between Native American Tribal Elders and climbers.

My... how times change.

Original "Marketing Strategy": CROSS CULTURAL EDUCATION and th... more >>


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Inner Outlet : Lander Turkey Shoot (5.6)
By: John Gunnels When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Sorry I wasn't more specific. Anchors ARE intact... but I thought there were chains or webbing at one time.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Inner Outlet : Lander Turkey Shoot (5.6)
By: John Gunnels When: Apr 20, 2009

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Comments: Did Lander yesterday with a couple new climbers. No chains... no webbing. LOVE THE NEEDLES STYLE RAPPEL! GREAT experience for the newbs!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Inner Outlet : ... : Photo
By: John Gunnels When: Sep 30, 2008

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Comments: The route is just right of Lander Turkey Shoot.


Location: SD
By: John Gunnels When: Jun 25, 2008

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Comments: Just met Paul 2 weeks ago in the Needles Eye parking lot. In the short time we spoke, it was clear to me that his reputation of being a GOOD MAN was accurate. His soft spoken nature and eagerness to share his passion for climbing was welcomed and appreciated. Wish I'd have met him years ago...

My wife and I will climb all this weekend in the Needles and do as many of Paul's routes as possible...

God Speed...


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