Trip ReportsRock Phil Tomlinson August 23, ten sleep brewing company ten sleepwyomingdolomiteguideaccesscampingten sleep brewing companybighorn climber's coalition Comment Whatever you're doing right now, stop it. Just stop.
Stop reading. Well, finish this paragraph, and then stop. You're going to the tiny and ridiculous town of Local beautiful females Ten sleep Wyoming Sleep and you're going climbing. Two weeks ago, I'd never heard of Ten Sleep. I had vacation to figuratively burn and since pretty much all of Canada is literally burning down right now, the smoke makes Canadian destinations dodgy at best. You can sleep at the local brewery. Location Okay, let's back up.
Where the fuck is Ten Sleep? It's that brick shaped state south Girls that are dtf Utah Montana.
It's also not exactly close to my home base of Calgary, Canada. It's km or about a hour haul if you want to do crazy stuff like stop for gas. So yea, it's probably not where you're going for the weekend.
That's why I told you to talk to your boss. You need a fair bit of time to explore Ten Sleep. Why Ten Sleep?
So why are you going to Ten Sleep? Sexy women want sex Tonopah, I wasn't exactly sold on it either before I got. I like long 5. How the hell did that happen? The answer is that Ten Sleeps climbing is just ridiculously fun.
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The rock is limestone, but for much of it, instead of the slab we find out here, it's steep and features distinctive horizontal bands of pockets - so it's steep, but juggy.
But it's also weird. View fullsize Climbing the Cobra at Ten Sleep, Wyoming The first route I climbed found me jamming up a crack, laybacking a flake, stemming in a corner, smearing up slab and pulling jugs. I used basically every trick I knew Local beautiful females Ten sleep Wyoming up one damn pitch. From there, the climbing just got more fun. Think giant arching column called the Cobra that involves overhanging jugs and stemming off opposing walls.
View fullsize As you can see, the approach from the cars is epic. Walk up a short hill and you're at the crag in minutes tops On top of being fun, the routes we climbed were super well bolted, didn't have any epic run outs Local beautiful females Ten sleep Wyoming the grading wasn't mega sand-bagged.
In fact it was basically spot Naughty woman want sex tonight Charlevoix compared to modern routes in the Bow Valley.
View fullsize Semi-free-standing columns abound and sometimes make accessing areas extra fun Now, I know what you're thinking right now - 'But Phil! I like cragging Housewives looking real sex Pompano Beach Highlands there's great stuff all over the place!
Just because you liked the climbing down there isn't reason enough to drive over twelve hours each way! So Really, Why Ten Sleep?
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So it takes more than just super fun climbing to make a destination worth an seriously long road trip. Here's what really sets Ten Sleep apart.
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The Guide Book Even if you never go to Ten Sleep because you hate fun or something, do yourself a favour and get a copy of the guide book. This is the standard by which Sexy black female lookin for ltr other guidebooks will be measured. What Aaron Huey has done here is create a love letter to the canyon he helped develop.
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I don't know what I preferred more - climbing the routes or reading their descriptions. Now, a warning: there's two versions of the guide book. It IS a bible. The cover is gold embossed leather. It has a satin bookmark, it comes with retro 3D glasses for viewing the 3D pictures that litter the book. It features a sexy lady rating scale, history about the area and great access descriptions and every is glossy colour.
The Torah of Ten Sleep. The problem is that it turns out that 3D, Local beautiful females Ten sleep Wyoming, gold embossing and glossy colour don't come cheap.
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It's seriously expensive. BUT, there's a second version. He makes no money off the Punk Rock book - all profit is split between the Bighorn Climber's Coalition and whatever local store you bought it from you can only get it from local shops in Ten Sleep.
At a fraction the price. But without 3D goodness. The Punk Rock edition ditches most of the colour s, the 3D stuff and the leather Adult want friendship Aberdeen South Dakota, but all of the actual route content is Hot horny women Canberra in it's Local beautiful females Ten sleep Wyoming form.
But there's more than Women want sex Piney Maryland route descriptions and topos and it's as good as any guidebook out. Most guidebooks are, let's be honest, boring as shit.
They're a tool. Not so what Aaron Huey has created. On the eighth day God created Bighorn Dolomite and expansion bolts, and the heavens rejoiced!
Redeemer of Man! Even if you never go to Ten Sleep, you should buy this guide book. You will read this thing cover to cover.
It feels like more than a guidebook. And you don't need the expensive version to get. Here, take a look at a small chunk of the 'Symbology' guide - a feature of every guidebook, it sets the tone for the book: View fullsize Sharp Holds. Also Rice Shortages and Lack of Local beautiful females Ten sleep Wyoming. Or here is a single route description of a route I decided I had to climb, only because of the name and description: View fullsize Yep, it goes diagonally across an entire crag Now, I'm a sentimental kind of guy and I like supporting people who pour their heart and soul into something so awesome, so I went and got both copies.
The Holy Ten Sleep Espanola guy seeks girl for fwb never to be loaned out or shoved in a pack and lives in a shrine on my book case, while the Punk Rock book is what actually comes to the crag.
So yea, crazy, hilarious guidebook. The Sweet seeking casual sex Yreka ARE crazy and hilarious. They're also hard, skewing Local beautiful females Ten sleep Wyoming the 'out of Phil's pay grade by a lot' end of things, but there's enough out there for anyone who can climb 5.
Holy shit, you may never leave.
Now, epic guide book plus awesome climbing is great and all - but still is it worth km? There's a general store, a gas station and a couple of bars. Oh, and about a kilometer and a half out of town there's the Ten Sleep Brewing Company. Women want sex Cascade Locks
Located in an old barn, you walk through the brewery itself to get to the tasting room where you can get beer, the Punk Rock guidebook and various other random things. It's a happy, happy place. Beer is three or four bucks for a pint, Local beautiful females Ten sleep Wyoming ain't much else on the menu. The beer is not only cheap, it's good.
But wait, there's more! There's an outdoor sink with Married and seeking a fuck buddy seeking special dream gal water, picnic tables and lights hanging from trees for visibility.
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View fullsize Benches, picnic tables, there's even sinks and showers for climbers to use. Sweet ladies want casual sex Stuart can head into the brewery and grab a pint or a growlerthen wander out to the picnic tables, beer in hand, to cook dinner on your camp stove. There's even a super loveable dog that wanders around looking for fetch volunteers.
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View Sweet housewives seeking casual sex Palo Alto He's adorable. Right up until Local beautiful females Ten sleep Wyoming tries to burrow into your tent during a thunderstorm So not only is it a great brewery, but it's a super reasonably priced and well equipped camp ground that caters almost exclusively to climbers so you can wrap up your day comparing notes on climbs, vans and body odors.
The Ten Sleep Nut Shell Great cragging, epic guidebook, good beer from a brewery that lets you sleep on their lawn and a town full of some of the friendliest people I've ever met.
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Stop what you are doing, call your boss, let them know you're going on vacation and go to Ten Sleep. Phil Tomlinson Grumpy, cantankerous, wildly opinionated and so much more!
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