Sediments

Like it was made to be climbed...

Like it was made to be climbed…


The Hills have lots. Limestone is one of our most abundant resources. Most of it is the typical yellow stuff, with many small pockets, butter-dish edges and thin cracks.
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There is some black rock mixed in. Much of it is moderately overhanging, with a few roofs, often close to the ground.
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There is also a bit of sandstone. Nothing like the acres of patina found in the South, but of good quality.
Looking up at the roofs on Dedicated to the Game on the SW shoulder of Devils Tower

Looking up at the roofs on Dedicated to the Game on the SW shoulder of Devils Tower


For sport climbers and boulderers, there are worse places to be. Still, the magma-forged stone is the main attraction.
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2 thoughts on “Sediments

  1. Borut Kantušer says:

    Hello Doc!

    Thanks for sharing this overview of the diversity of rock at disposal in the Hills.

    Is the route called Dedicated To The Game one of yours? Or what is its relationship to the title of your site?

    • keithnoback says:

      The route was there long before I came to the Tower. It is one of my favorite training routes, a 5.9 face, an .11a roof, an .11c crack through another roof, then a .9 crack through another roof. It’s also one of my favorite route names, so I did plagiarize.

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