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rockrat2Durrance Route  Sucess!


Route seemed a little polished from so much traffic and was hotter than hell in July. Otherwise great climb, great scenery. Can't wait to do it again, next time in cooler weather.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 2:46 am

dvsanbtMay 2006 climbs  Sucess!


Several routes - New Wave, Assembly Line, Fritz's Fantasy, Broken Tree, and Soler. Assembly Line is awesome. One sustained pitch with good jams (fingers and hands) and great gear. Got my 'say no to
crack' friend hooked on cracks with Assembly Line.
Posted May 29, 2006 8:21 pm

bigwallySpring Has Sprung at Devils Tower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2006


The Notorious John Walker came out to the Tower today. A bit nippy in the morning so we didn't leave the parking lot until 10 a.m. However, we found the rock to be warm, welcoming and even encouraging. We climbed El Cracko, Soler, Tad and Walt Bailey Memorial. Dear John was ready to call it a day, but I brought my age to bear by alerting him to the fact that I was about halfway through my 6th decade and ready for another, so we did Bon Homme to finish out the day and retired to the Lodge by 5:30......Yes, I was quite Happy.....and quite Sore the next day.....but please don't let John know. BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO LIVE OUT THEIR DREAMS.
Posted Apr 12, 2006 5:50 am

NanitaDRoute Climbed:Durrance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 1992


I was warned that the Durrance crack was the most difficult part of the route so I was pumped to do it. It was a stretch for me to stem and at one point and at another point I had to ask my partner to hold me on the rope so I could shake my arms out. However, I made it up Durrance just fine only to struggle on an easier chimney pitch above it. Then I caught a leader fall when my partner slipped climbing across the thin "Jump Traverse". The top is amazing...with the same look and feel of the terrain below. Breath-taking repels!
Posted Feb 24, 2006 5:01 am

patb4365Route Climbed: Durrance Date Climbed: 6/19/1993  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 1993


With my great friend Steve Smith. This was my second attempt. We were having so much fun climbing that we kept going straight up instead of traversing over to the right to follow the normal route.
Posted Feb 23, 2006 8:51 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Durrance Date Climbed: September 15, 2003  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2003


Hot day, but fun climbing. Summit was infested with tiny little bugs everywhere. I did this climb and then drove over and trail ran Harney Peak (South Dakota's highpoint) on the same long day.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 10:11 pm

spidy21Route Climbed: Durrance Date Climbed: Labor Day '05  Sucess!
My first multi-pitch. It's pretty cool have visited the Tower when I was a little kid (before I started climbing), and had seen rock climbers on it and thought that was so cool, but didn't really think I could be a climber. And now here I am a little older, climbing it.
Posted Dec 1, 2005 5:55 pm

alpinedanRoute Climbed: Durrance Route Date Climbed: august 2000  Sucess!


great climb
Posted Nov 15, 2005 10:47 am

wyomountaineerRoute Climbed: Durrance Date Climbed: September, 1995  Sucess!
Labor Day weekend. It was extremely hot, we were extremely slow, and did not take near enough water. Made for a long day. Oh, and there were flying, biting, ants on the summit.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 4:55 pm

outofstep80Route Climbed: Durrance Date Climbed: June, 4, 2005  Sucess!


Didn't plan to climb in June. We were continually rainned out towards the end of May. Climbed with my sister and her fiancay and I must say it was an excellent experience. I can't wait to get my self onto some more multi-pitch routes.
Posted Oct 17, 2005 11:06 am

althegreekRoute Climbed: durrance Date Climbed: september 2002  Sucess!


great fun. regret taking a pack with me.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 5:23 pm

GlennMerrillRoute Climbed: Durrance Date Climbed: Sept 2005  Sucess!


The weather looked like it might rain so we had packs. Taking packs up the Durrance route was a mistake.

Lots of outwidths and chimneys. Probably not the best route to top, but doable for novice climbers.
Posted Sep 20, 2005 6:51 am

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: Soler Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!


Great route, with Frank. Why did it take me so long to get to this corner of the state? well worth the effort!
Posted Sep 4, 2005 9:21 pm

desainmeRoute Climbed: Teachers Lounge Date Climbed: August 2, 2005


I spent a day at the Devils Tower Lodge and wish to thank our host, Frank Sanders, for his warm hospitality and great climbing at the Tower. I did the Teachers Lounge on the North side of the the Devils Tower, climbing with the estimable Jaap Pierse, the crack is said to be a 5.3. The ledge affords great views of the Belle Fourche Valley, Devils Tower Lodge and the entrance to the mounument.
Posted Aug 5, 2005 4:14 pm

dvsanbtRoute Climbed: pseudo/extended weissner Date Climbed: july 2, 2005  Sucess!


summited via standard meadows thrash after climbing pseudo/extended weissner. realized that i am not a fan of offwidth/squeeze chimney, but the pitch below that was fun.

the next day, climbed the first pitch of el matador to have a up close and personal look at 'The Pitch'. also climbed the first pitch of mccarthy north face (a long pitch, start the belay as high as you can up the slabs). both these first pitches are great climbs in their own right (or, in other words, i can't yet lead the second pitch of either climb :)
Posted Jul 7, 2005 5:40 pm

mtnsavyRoute Climbed: Durrance Date Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!
Posted Jun 21, 2005 2:09 am

ksolemRoute Climbed: Assembly Line Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!


A great outing with My favorite SP lurker Assembly Line is a strenuos by not too difficult classic crack climb. I was also here in 2000 with Larry Cote and climbed here some in the late '80's as well. A very special place.
Posted Jun 16, 2005 7:39 pm

pakmassaroRoute Climbed: Durrance Date Climbed: September 2004  Sucess!


My husband and I climbed Devil's Tower with some friends 9 months after the birth of our first child. It was a wonderful experience and incentive to get back into climbing shape. My sister came along to watch our daughter while we climbed. On the last pitch, I could hear our daughter crying.
Posted Jun 6, 2005 2:04 pm

dvsanbtRoute Climbed: Soler, El Cracko Diablo Date Climbed: April 22, 2005  Sucess!


Summited via Soler on 22nd. fun climb, nice day. also climbed the first pitch of El Cracko.
Posted Apr 25, 2005 3:48 pm

jtreeRoute Climbed: Durrance Date Climbed: Summer 1992  Sucess!


A guy we met in the parking lot named Roy Burke bummed a ride on the rope in exchange for taking some photos. Strange summit. I could hear the cows like they were right next to me.
Posted Mar 18, 2005 10:55 pm

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