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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 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.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Slavery Wall : Superfly (5.12c/d)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 15, 2012

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Comments: FA was Jim Hausman, circa 1998. Kevin Wilkinson tweaked the bolts at the bottom a few years ago to eliminate a difficult clip and a potential ground fall.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Vietnam : Pussy Control (5.11a)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 4, 2012

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Comments: Overlooked for years, this route has seen a lot more traffic and has become a lot cleaner. It is perhaps one of the best on the wall now.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Metropolis : Luthor (5.9)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: Actually the extension is called Crux Luthor and the FA does go to AH, circa 1998.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Metropolis : Jesus Christ Super Jew (5.11b)
By: Mike Snyder When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: Yes the new guidebook has the brilliant first pitch at 5.10d. Please remember that Aaron Huey and many of the regular 1st ascentionists in Ten Sleep are sport climbers and really don't have good 'technique' for cracks. That being said I would place it at .10- based on the first two or three moves alone. I have climbed most of the 5.11's in Tensleep and somehow I glossed over this beautiful gem. This is perhaps one of Ten Sleeps finest climbs of any grade. The guidebook also says 'you must d... more >>


Location: WY : Steamboat Point : Photo
By: Mike Snyder When: Aug 22, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for the link to Mikes page Kevin. All the info about the Skinner route and the new route are described in detail as only Milky could. In case the link does not work or you are too lazy to go to his blog page. The new arete route is called Fanning a Twister and checks in at 5.14a while the old Skinner route dubbed Stub Farlow is 5.12d. His write up is a great read, if you are so inclined.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Drugs and Sex : Face Melter Roof (5.11c)
By: Mike Snyder When: Aug 19, 2012

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Comments: This route was started by Mike Snyder in 2003 and never finished. The entire Face Melter Roof was my creation down to the base of the roof. I walked away after pulling off the largest flake I had ever removed with nothing more than the claw of my hammer (nearly decapitating poor Darth Vader in the process). Some nice person chopped my fixed line about 15 feet up shortly thereafter making continued work problematic. I left it alone and Aaron decided to finish it in 2009 adding the 5.10a begin... more >>


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Wall of Denial : Bosephus (5.11c)
By: Mike Snyder When: Jul 17, 2012

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Comments: Might be fair to just go ahead and call it .12a.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch : Sector Shinto : Wafer thin Mint (5.11a)
By: Mike Snyder When: Jul 17, 2012

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Comments: Wafer Thin Mint and Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimey Greenie Guts are reversed in the 2011 "Lies and Propaganda Guidebook".


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