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Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : The Turnstile Wall : Golden Gate (5.11a)
By: Mike Snyder When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: If it was roadside it would have been climbed a hundred times already because its soooo good. Its a bit of a hike to get to and tends to be windy but totally worth it.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : NWCC WALL : 5.10 (5.10b)
By: Mike Snyder When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: It is kinda slabby, so grade respect goes out the window. However, the section going around the ear or being forced out onto the face is quite difficult and awkward. The stone is bomber and the available holds are obvious, its just tough to execute smoothly. Personally Id say .10c or d though some folks may think .11a. Makes me timid to try the Sting at .11 just to the left, plugging pro.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : Riverside Wall : Marty's Coffin (5.11c)
By: Mike Snyder When: May 9, 2015

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Comments: Dude! I shoulda known to ask you. Thanks a bunch!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Photo
By: Mike Snyder When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: Sheep Reaction .12a, the picturesque arete at the Sidewalk Buttress.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : NWCC WALL : 5.10 (5.10b)
By: Mike Snyder When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: Hardest .10b ever.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : NWCC WALL : 5.7 (5.7)
By: Mike Snyder When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: This 40 foot route has six bolts and is well protected. I don't think the PG13 rating is warranted.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Virga (5.13c/d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Mar 4, 2015

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Comments: The American climbing community has such retarded ideals on the "FA" of a sport route. Credit should be given to the person who had the vision and put the time, effort and coin into establishing the route, period. Red tagging for years as Piana and Skinner did, truly robs the rest of us from climbing experiences and as such should be limited. It is overly egotistical and implies ownership of a thing that cannot be owned regardless of the commitment invested. However, the first person to climb... more >>


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : Bowling Ball Wall : Bowling Ball (5.7) : Photo
By: Mike Snyder When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: Beautiful shot Jon!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Superratic Pillar : Kyberspace (5.13a/b)
By: Mike Snyder When: Nov 5, 2013

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Comments: It does seem at first like a bit of a squeeze, but the truth is that Pick Pocket trends right for the first 2/3's of the route where Kyber goes straight up. Although they share the same starting moves, they DO have separate bolt lines, allowing climbers to climb either route independently. Anyone who has climbed both routes would know these facts and realize that word "squeeze job" doesn't really apply.


Location: WY : w : Counting Coup (WI5+ M6+ PG13)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 20, 2013

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Comments: So let's get this straight Mr. Griz, you left the perfect winter playground of The Southfork in Cody to trespass on sacred and private Indian reservation land to poach this and probably other ice/mixed climbs. You then go on to post your illegal exploits on the internet and, if this wasn't enough, go on to claim an FA of something that was obviously climbed before. WOW! You are my hero.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Leigh Creek : Upper Psychoactive Wall : Suck the Nipple (5.11d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: This one has been called .10+,.11 and .11+ in different Huey guides over the years. It will probably settle at .11b much like the controversial Wyoming Flower Child, both of which are significantly harder for shorter climbers.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Downtown : The Cigar : The Name of the Game (5.13a) : Photo
By: Mike Snyder When: Jul 31, 2013

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Comments: Wow! What a great shot.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Downtown : The Cigar : The Gravy Train (5.12b) : Photo
By: Mike Snyder When: Jun 4, 2013

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Comments: Fantastic shot!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Downtown : John Henry Grotto : Heartbreaker (5.12b/c)
By: Mike Snyder When: Feb 11, 2013

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Comments: This route was equipped by Aaron but the FA went to Mike Snyder. (with Aarons blessing)


Location: WY : Cody : The Island : Big Ben (5.10d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Feb 4, 2013

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Comments: Bill that forearm is lookin swol!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Dry Wall : Cheese Roof : DA ILLA PILLA (5.13a)
By: Mike Snyder When: Jan 21, 2013

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Comments: FA: ALLI RAINEY


Location: WY : Cody : Upper Bridge Bands : The Hideout Wall : On the Run (5.12a)
By: Mike Snyder When: Nov 18, 2012

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Comments: FA: Mike Snyder


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Drugs and Sex : Prison Sex (5.12d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Oct 25, 2012

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Comments: I climbed PS and DC on the same day and I thought the quality of the two routes were very similar, being that they are 10 feet apart on the same wall. I have been on both routes in the past but was never able to redpoint them. I think DC gets more traffic and is perhaps a bit cleaner, though both routes go through the peanut buttery stuff up high which IS pretty sandy. I was trying to give kudos to two old MWendling routes that are actually pretty good, but may have had some heavy handed tink... more >>


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon
By: Mike Snyder When: Oct 25, 2012

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Comments: The only embarrassment to Ten Sleep Canyon is the guy who made this comment:

"Every season I hear more and more comments from traveling climbers about manufactured holds in Ten Sleep Canyon. It would seem that chipping and drilling are not just confined to the 5.14's either. The evolution of this crag makes me sad. It's become another Jack's Canyon and an embarassment to Wyoming."

He is the only one who resorted to chipping and drilling pockets to make his routes go. Then when he was unable t... more >>


Location: WY : Cody : The Island : Bitch With A Broomstick (5.8)
By: Mike Snyder When: Oct 18, 2012

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Comments: Ben this route went in circa 1994 I believe. South Park debuted in 1997, maybe if you had said Beavis and Butthead I would have chuckled. Nice try though. The name refers to the massive cleaning campaign this route under went, it was literally swept off with a broom. Plus if you had been lucky enough to know the late Bobby Model you probably wouldn't have said that.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : The Gully Wall, AKA Dr. Seu... : Stretch Mark (5.11d R)
By: Mike Snyder When: Oct 18, 2012

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Comments: Thanks Pat.


Location: WY : Cloud Peak Wilderness Area : The Merlon : Super Fortress (5.11d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Oct 14, 2012

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Comments: Its been a long time, but I remember being continually amazed by the quality of the rock and climbing on every pitch. This thing is truly a rock star out in the middle of nowhere.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Slavery Wall : EKV: Exo-atmospheric Kill V... (5.12c)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Bills description was correct for 2007. As of 2010, EKV is between Papa Knows Best and Calm Like a Bomb, and including Crown Prince Abdullah, it is 3 routes left of Happiness.
Also if memory serves there are 11 bolts and a sport anchor.
Cheers!


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : Spittin' Bullets (WI4)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 21, 2012

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Comments: FA was Todd Cozzins and Mike Snyder circa 1995


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : World Domination : Sofa King (5.12a)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 15, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this for a 10 year anniversary ascent recently.
The leftward transition from the starting dihedral was a bit dirty but solid.
The pockets and crimps going on forever make the Shinto routes seems like boulder problems.
Solid climbing with 12 well spaced bolts.
It was unfortunate to find zero chalk on this enduro beast. Long but readable, pumpy but manageable. The mantle at the end was humbling. Very psyched to amnesia flash this old girl.


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