|Our morning Mountain House routine|
We weren't without some creature comforts however, Amy Skinner was kind enough to let us use her "mountain house", a cabin situated on the approach to Wolf Point. There, we were joined by our old Lander friends BJ and Emily Tilden, Kyle "Sweet Aleem" Elmquist, Tom Rangitch, and host of other locals along with some new faces and smiles to add to our extended Wyoming family. After a thorough cleaning of the cabin (read - packrats had fully moved in and made themselves cozy) we settled in and our downtime between hiking and climbing was spent congregating in the living room and laughing around the fire. These small comforts were quite welcome after our punishing days out at the crag.
|The Wolf Point massif, the cave visible on the right is the only established climbing on this immense band of limestone.|
|The established sector of Wolf Point.|
We climbed six out of nine days, with the cave going into the shade later and later each day and the sun setting sooner and sooner, our climbing windows were small and we packed in as many pitches as we could. We sampled a good variety of routes ranging from the off vertical pumpy Bark at the Moon .12c and it's extension Full Moon Rising .13b to the central steepness of the cave bulge containing routes like Beholder .13a, Remus .13b, and Romulus .13c. Wolf Point also hosts some brilliant moderate climbing in the 5.11 range like Zach Rudy's Dominant Species .11d and Sam Lightner Jr.s Seventh Continent .11b. We didn't climb on anything we didn't like, the Lander crew has also done a nice job of equipping all the most popular routes with steel permadraws which makes any cragging day easier and safer.
|Sweet Aleem on Alpha Male .13d|
|Climber on Fredo .12b|
|The "wolfman" Zach Rudy and his wife Katy.|
|The always upbeat and super fun Mandy and Brian Fabel.|
|Gunning for the rest on Romulus .13c|
|The Sheriff himself Mr. BJ Tilden|
|Jenny and Rob|