Wyoming climber Paul Piana reflects on his historic free ascent of the Salathé 30 years after he and partner Todd Skinner redefined what’s possible.
The mountain loomed in Sam Lightner Jr.’s mind. Thirty years ago, the now Lander resident was searching for karst mountains like those he’d discovered in Thailand, constructed of soluble rock that afforded incredibly steep climbs, with knobs and pockets for
The annual influx of climbing tourists in and around Lander brings a much needed boost to many local businesses.
“I never want to repeat it,” said Jeff Judkins of his helicopter evacuation from the Tetons. “But, that sensation of lifting off the ledge… it’s insane.”
The newest edition of Lander Rock Climbs offers beta on about 1,300 routes near one of Wyoming’s rock climbing meccas.