Devils Tower

Climbs 150 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 5000m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
USA--Wyoming. Known to native Americans as Bear Lodge. Known to us Brits as 'that crazy rock tower from Close Encounters of the Third Kind'.

Approach notes
IMPORTANT: Climbing on the Tower is now strongly discouraged throughout the entire month of June by the Lacota people and other tribes. The 'no climbing on the tower in June' is entirely voluntary, although the park service also strongly discourage climbing during that month. The affected tribes are very pleased with the observation of this pratice and, to be honest, it would be pretty bad karma to ignore this. Just come back in july etc.

Devils Tower Black Hills: Needles (1996)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Walt Bailey Memorial5.9 ***8
2Broken Tree5.10b **8
3Dump Watt5.10b **1
451755.11a **1
5Tin Tin Does Doughnuts5.9 **1
6Bonhomme Variation5.8 *6
7Belle Fourche Buttress5.10b ***4
8Everlasting5.11a ***4
9Little Fingers5.9 *1
10Tulgey Wood5.10a ***5
11El Matador5.10c ***7
12McCarthy West Face5.10b ***4
13Carol's Crack5.11a 1
14Mr. Clean5.11a 2
15One Way Sunset5.10c 2
16Rangers Are People Too5.10a 1
17Burning Daylight5.10b 1
18McCarthy's North Face5.11a 1
19Hollywood & Vine5.10c 3
20Soler5.9 4
21Durrance5.8 ***12
22Mystic and the Mulchers5.8 ***2
23New Wave5.10a **8
24Assembly Line5.9 ***8
25Patent Pending5.6 1
26South West Direct5.8 1
27Rangers are perverts too5.9 1
28El Cracko Diablo5.8 1
29Bountiful5.8 1
30Eva 9115.9 1
31Weissner5.7 **1
32TAD5.7 **1
33Klondike5.10a ***1
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a brilliant and iconic venue in a remote part of the US in north east wyoming near dakota. Famous for its sustained jamming and crack climbs. It featured in the sci-fi movie 'close encounters of the 3rd kind'. The tower rises 900ft out of fairly flat plains. There is camping nearby and single pitch routes as well as multipitch summit routes
brianrunner - 31/Dec/07