The Gear Junkie Stephen Regenold recently made a trip to Wyoming and spent part of his time scaling Devil’s Tower, the iconic volcanic neck which came famous thanks to the Steven Spielberg classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
GJ and his friend TC Worley joined Frank Sanders, owner of the Devil’s Tower Lodge, to spend a day climbing the a route known as El Cracko which is rated as a 5.8, with a couple of challenging pitches, and some long sections of easy climbing mixed in as well.
His trip report offers up more information and some cool photos of the Tower and their day spent climbing there. Stephen says he’s actually climbed the Tower on a number of occasions, and on more challenging routes, but he still enjoyed the ascent and the opportunity to return to a familiar place.
On a side note, I have to say that the Gear Junkie has a damned cool job. He gets to go off on these adventures on a regular basis, testing all kinds of new gear for future reviews, and he gets paid for it. Sounds like a pretty good gig to me. I’m not jealous though. Nope, not one damn bit.
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