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Dingus McGee

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Laramie
Feb 20, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
Mike,

There is a 63 square mi watershed above the now frozen stream flow gauge and most of the contributing acreage is north facing and above 7000' so there would not be much melt yet and likely no flow. Conditions in Box Elder cyn would be little sunshine and residual snow for some time in those zones of no sunlight. This setup allows for a lot of cold air to flow down the stream bottom.

The road to the park is open year round and plowed as there are many ranches and retreat home further up the road. The big falls which is very difficult to view from anywhere near the road is your best cold choice. But getting down to it is no easy task when the canyon sidewalls are covered with snow and the angle of talus is steep enough for one to easily slip for some distance when the slope is dry. But do it as an ice climbing descent?

A second option to get to the falls this time of year would be starting from the mouth of that canyon down stream on the farmland. That entrance land is private.

A third option is to walk down the frozen stream bed from the upper bridge to the falls top and rap on in. I would imagine this way to pretty neat and it offers a pleasant gradient that would be easier on the knees.

All 3 ways require a tooled up hike with less fang work going upstream.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2014 - 06:05pm PT
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jack finishing el cracko diablo.
mike m

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black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2014 - 10:06pm PT
Saw the eastern Wyoming big four today. A bald eagle, a deer, a prairie dog, and a squirrel. Truly inspiring.
mike m

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black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2014 - 12:42am PT
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Made it to cody, the big horns, and the tower this week and made some new friends from South Africa that have been ice climbing throughout the west.
mike m

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black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2014 - 11:39am PT
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Jack and I got in a couple of routes done in Tounge River Canyon before the rain came in hard.
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mike m

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black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2014 - 11:55am PT
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mike m

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black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
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Wyoming tubing.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 11, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
Tongue River looks stellar.
We meant to stop by driving back from the Batholith Bouldering Bash but were pressed for time. Ended up with a $500 speeding ticket outside Buffalo as a result.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 11, 2014 - 06:18pm PT
$500? Were you doin' over a ton? Mine a couple of years ago was only $60 or
$80 for doing 80+ in a 65. Cheap by Cali standards.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 11, 2014 - 06:23pm PT
Ever driven between Buffalo and Casper?
Not much going on, full on straightaway.
We were pushing 120mph.
The officer was actually pretty cool about it, laughing about how notorious that hwy is for speeders.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 11, 2014 - 06:27pm PT
Speaking of the Batholith looks like some good times are going on.

http://www.montanabouldering.com/
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2014 - 07:14pm PT
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Watchtower in the rain/sun.
mike m

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black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
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mike m

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black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2014 - 07:27am PT
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Jack and I on top of Wolfs Head.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 12, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
mike m

Trad climber
black hills

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2014 - 11:55am PT

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What are those peaks in the background Mike?
I can't tell if it's solid rock or chossy scree.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
All good stuff in the Deep Lake area. Haystack, Steeple, and East Temple.
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Here is a closer look at Haystack and Steeple with East Temple and East Temple Spire beyond that.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 12, 2014 - 02:12pm PT
Ah okay, good stuff, looks menacing and unrecognizable from that angle.
Need to get back there soon.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 12, 2014 - 02:14pm PT
Those traverses on Wolfshead are awesome.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Aug 15, 2014 - 06:28am PT
Cool light on Wolf's Head.
Cirque of the Towers
Cirque of the Towers
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Cool chimney on Steeple.
And the earth broke apart.
And the earth broke apart.
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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 16, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
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