Ten Sleep

Until three or four years ago, you may have never heard about Ten Sleep. This area has undergone a huge growth spurt, and it shows in the growing number of guidebooks that continue to spawn. It’s popularity is understandable because of the limestone, care taken to upkeep hardware, the liberal bolting, loaded cliffs of climbing at all grades and the sense of the area being a climber’s destination. The Dolomite Limestone offers stellar pockets, sharp crimps and the general feeling that you are climbing in a gym.

Ten Sleep Rock Climbing
Ten Sleep is gaining popularity among climbers, emerging as one of the best limestone areas in Wyoming

If you climb 5.10 fairly consistently in the gym, you will have no problems finding routes here. Most areas have an abundance of routes from 5.10 and beyond. Areas such as Shinto and Big Kahuna Pillar contain a great number of routes at the 5.10 grade. For 5.11, head over to almost any area. Just to name a few, Back Forty, Shinto, and Circus Wall. If you’re interested in 5.12 and on, you can look at areas like Shinto and Ark offer abundant 5.12 routes and Grasshopper harbors a few 5.13’s.

About the author

Cody Bradford

Cody Bradford

AMGA Certified Rock Guide and 57hours Ambassador

Cody began his guiding career with the North Carolina Outward Bound School in 2012 where he received his AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certification in November 2012. Cody gained his AMGA Rock Guide Certification in April 2018. Follow him on Instagram @thecodybradford to see #TechTipTuesday where each week he demonstrates a skill or technique to make your climbing more efficient and fun.

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