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Jewel Cave passes 200 mile mark

Over 100 years ago Frank and Albert Michaud first crawled into a hole that was blowing out a wild wind. Recently Jewel Cave National Park is celebrated its 200th mile of surveyed passage.  The last few years have been exciting as explorers have found exciting new leads and large passage that has really made the miles add up. There is still cave to be explored and surveyed …

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Geology and how Devils Tower was formed.

How was Devils Tower formed?  What is the Geology of Devils Tower?    When you are driving across north eastern Wyoming and Devils Tower pops into view it is hard not to be struck by awe.  Most people who see it are drawn closer and can’t help but want to climb it.  Several American Indian tribes have legends about the formation of Devils Tower and you can …

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Blue Bell Lodge Review

The Blue Bell Lodge This is the place to stay if going horseback riding is on your Black Hills vacation agenda.  Custer State Park trail rides operates near the lodge and will take you through some of the most beautiful areas in the park on their horseback rides.  There are chuckwagon dinners and cowboy entertainment to keep the whole family entertained (and fed) after a day of …

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What is it like on the top of Devils Tower?

If you’ve never been on top of Devils Tower you are probably wondering what it’s like up there.  Over the years climbers have come up with many creative tall tales to tell tourists when asked what is on top –  a crystal blue water lake, an elevator shaft up the middle that they took down, an ice cream shop, McDonalds, a skinny gentleman with billowing white chest …

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What does it cost to climb Devils Tower?

So…if you want to hire a guide to climb Devils Tower dressed as Uncle Sam that will probably cost extra.  Most guide companies including us have prices posted on our websites and those prices change with the seasons to account for cost such as permit fees, travel, guide welfare, training and feeding, and of course a big one in America…insurance.  In general round numbers, you can plan …

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New Website for Sylvan Rocks Climbing!!

In 2006 Cheryl and I became the 3rd owners of Sylvan Rocks Climbing School and Guide Service.  Seems like yesterday…seems like forever ago.  This will be our 3rd website rebuild since then.  Technology changes and so does Sylvan Rocks Climbing.   Not nearly as fast though.  Our programs have changed only slightly since 2006, but my cell phone has changed pretty dramatically.  We have simplified the offerings …

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Walter Ego and Dirt biking in the desert.

Normally people think of me as some slacker climber, but when Walter Ego is in the house…things are…. well…things seem different.  A:  There is usually an Air Guitar party scheduled or B:  It’s time to go dirt bike riding.   Dirt biking has become my latest reason for waking up in the morning.  Recently loaded up the minivan with the dirt bike and headed to Utah to …

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Testimonials and reviews our guest have shared over the years.

During our busy time of the year when we are too tired to think.   It’s good to reflect on how taking people rock climbing has made some people really happy.  Some guest even claim the experience changed their life.  Sylvan Rocks Climbing has great climbing guides who are passionate about what they do.          TripAdvisor  is where most people post reviews these days, …

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