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Lies and Propaganda

I spent Memorial Day with three awesome people in Ten Sleep Canyon, Wyoming. Like most of my climbing trips, it was fun, beautiful, and eye opening. Deep thanks to our veterans for their service.

Ten Sleep Canyon.

Ten Sleep Canyon.

Greg- crushing it on "Hanoi Hilton", 5.11d

Greg- crushing it on “Hanoi Hilton”, 5.11d

Ten Sleep also has the advantage of having the best climbing guidebook I’ve ever seen. Go buy it. Amazing photos, solid beta, and a healthy dose of humor. Guarantees a good time during your stay.

On Limestone, the footwork is key.

On Limestone, the footwork is key. (Hannah Reagan Photo)

"Circus in the Wind." 5 Stars. 5.11a. Full Value.

“Circus in the Wind.” 5 Stars. 5.11a. Full Value. (Hannah Reagan Photo)

Hannah figures out the limestone on "Washakie's Arrowhead" 5.6.

Hannah figures out the limestone on “Washakie’s Arrowhead” 5.6.

Dang.

Dang.

It's all fun and games until someone forgets a spoon.

It’s all fun and games until someone forgets a spoon.

"If you aren't flying, you aren't trying."

“If you aren’t flying, you aren’t trying.” Yours truly, airborne from the top of “Pump Me Like a Shotgun” 5.11d.

 

It's fun to make new friends fast.

It’s fun to make new friends fast.

No cell service, endless sport climbing, and plenty of laughter. Life is good.

Shameless selfie. I'm lucky for my friends.

Shameless selfie. I’m lucky for my friends. (Hannah Reagan Photo)

Evening light.

Evening light.

Rattler

Beyond the somber tone of my last post, I’ve also been getting out for plenty of climbing and other outdoor fun.  The past two weekends I’ve gotten a primo introduction to the rock climbing goods at Rattler Gulch, about 50 minutes east of town.  Very grateful for fun and motivated partners on both weekends, I’ll let the photos tell the rest:

Always pushing ahead- Steve gets chewed up by "Puppy Teeth", 12a.

Jamie gets on it with grit and grin.

The climbing is mostly solid limestone with funky little pockets and sharp edges- and reminds me a lot of many pitches at Smith Rock.

Yours truly sticking the crux on the 11b I fell off last weekend.

Jess steps up her game and gets down to business on a 10b.

Proof that if you go for it, it’s probably going to be good!  Get out and love the spring.

Don't forget to look back after you top out, the views are not to be missed.