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MoonerUp I Go


04/04/15 Via Durrance Route
Posted Apr 13, 2015 2:58 pm

alpineairSeveral trips.  Sucess!


Good campsites and great climbing every time I've been there.
Posted Nov 9, 2013 11:41 am

blueshadeFun and challenging  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2013


July 19 and 20.

Walt Bailey, New Wave, and Assembly Line
Posted Jul 29, 2013 11:12 pm

rasgoatLove the Tower  Sucess!


Some stout climbs! great stuff
Posted Jul 27, 2013 8:54 pm

WyomingSummitsLove the tower  Sucess!


Live 45 minutes from the tower...love it!
Posted May 12, 2013 4:21 pm

tylordthemightyUmmm good  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2012
Can't get enough of the Tower. Durrance is a crap shoot, but Walt Bailey, Soler, El Cracko, McCarthy's West, and Assembly Line is soooo good!
Posted Apr 15, 2013 9:17 am

shanahan96durrance route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012


climbed the durrance route with A.J., led P1, P2 and P6. the route took 15 hours as we were stuck behind a group of three, two of whom shouldn't have been on the tower, that wouldn't let us past. the climbing was great, but 2 hr naps in between pitches is an experience i don't need to go through again.

Posted Mar 20, 2013 11:18 pm

Tie-Dye MikeMemorial Birthday Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

Tie-Dye Mike

Climbed El Crack Diablo. First day's attempt unsuccessful cause of clouds. Second day we were successful, Good strong route and climb overall.
Posted Dec 2, 2012 8:57 pm

PanamaRedDurrance/Soler/Tad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011


This was my second lead climb ever. It was AWSOME! Met Frank Sanders near the top. He was kind enough to share some water with me. Thanks Frank! I have since climbed both the Soler and TAD routes on the tower.
Posted Sep 29, 2012 6:50 pm

espreckDevils Tower Wyoming
Date Climbed: May 22, 2004


Was to young to climb, Someday will conquer this monument
Posted Aug 18, 2012 1:04 am

strudolyubovDurrance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012


Climbed Durrance Route. Led all pitches. Lots of off-width.
Posted Aug 12, 2012 2:04 pm

mtneeringTwo times  Sucess!


Posted Aug 7, 2012 3:39 pm



el cracko diablo, teachers lounge and new wave. 5-8, 5.10 and 5.10
Posted Oct 10, 2011 11:32 pm

wyomtmanHOTT!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011


We climbed El Cracko Diablo. Fun climb, begining of the first pitch was alittle blocky but then good hand the rest of the way especially the second pitch. Good to touch the top with my future wife!
Posted Jul 12, 2011 4:33 pm

grabbs146first time to the tower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2011


glad to have made it out there. The weather was good for two days and then the rain came and sent us home. climbed the durrance route and patent pending.(only went to the teachers lounge on p&p)
Posted Jun 7, 2011 8:49 pm

pyergerdevels tower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2005


durrance route to the top
Posted Jan 14, 2011 3:44 pm

JoeyBagoDonutsDurrance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2010


The perfect day.
Posted Oct 19, 2010 7:36 pm

noahs213Interesting  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010


Interesting. 90% offwidth... but a classic
Posted Aug 17, 2010 1:11 pm

paclimberDurrance. Rap in rain and lightning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010


Did Durrance with friends Patrick and Aleya. Little "greasy" in spots but can't complain cause it's a classic climb. Realization of a 6-year dream. Been wanting to climb since a visit with my Dad in 2004.

Started at a little after 7am. 5-6 climbers ahead of us that passed us rapping down, otherwise saw no one else on the Tower.

Ran into trouble coming down, as winds howled and rain fell and lightning flashed. Also had to contend with rope-eating cracks, and twisted, wet ropes. Felt like a rock star as we waded through tourists at the bottom. It was the first day of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Posted Aug 12, 2010 10:24 pm

bigwallyFalcon Closure Lifted
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2010


News Release

June 25, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2010-10

Devils Tower National Monument Lifts Current Prairie Falcon Climbing Route Closure

To protect prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus) nesting sites, the National Park Service (NPS) temporarily closed climbing routes along the west face of Devils Tower beginning April 20, 2010. This closure is an annual event established under the monument's 1995 Climbing Management Plan, with authority from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. NPS professionals have been surveying the Tower to determine the presence or absence of nesting prairie falcons. To date, the surveys documented early nesting behavior by the falcons but lately no activity has been observed around the nest site. Under authority of the park Superintendent and in consultation with biologists from the National Park Service Intermountain Regional Office, park climbing rangers and resource management staff climbed to the site to determine if it was currently being utilized by the falcons. Observations indicate that the nest site has been abandoned. The falcons have since been observed flying around the Tower but have not been exhibiting behavior consistent with nesting or tending young. Because no falcon nesting activity has been observed, the prairie falcon nesting closures currently in effect will be removed on Saturday, June 26, thus opening these areas to normal recreational climbing activities. The areas to be reopened include climbing routes on the west face between and including the “Vulture” and “Abject Cathexis” (routes #154-176 in the Devils Tower climbing handbook) as well as the “Tulgey Wood” and “El Matador” rappel routes.

NPS professionals will continue to survey the Tower to determine the presence or absence of nesting prairie falcons, and climbing and rappel route closures may change in the future based on the location and behavior of nesting falcons. Any areas closed due to nesting falcons will remain closed until young falcons fledge, generally between July 15 and August 1. Updated information on climbing access can be obtained at the climber registration office, the park climbing kiosk, or at the park visitor center or administration building.

These annual closures are implemented not only for the protection of the birds, but also for the protection of climbers, as prairie falcons are known to defensively dive in order to protect their nests. Prairie falcons are extremely protective of their nests and are easily driven from an area. The presence of climbers near or above falcon nests is distressing to parent birds; too much disturbance from climbing activities may cause falcons to abandon eggs or chicks.

Posted Jun 25, 2010 2:44 pm

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