Explore the best of sport climbing in Ten Sleep, Wyoming
We offer custom guided sport climbing in Ten Sleep Canyon, Wyoming. Ten Sleep Canyon is a world-class sport climbing destination that features over 1500 bolted sport climbs in a spectacular limestone canyon on the western slope of the Bighorn Mountains. Thousands of climbers from all over the world flock to Ten Sleep each summer to climb on its shaded walls of pocketed dolomite. Ten Sleep Canyon is home to a wide range of sport climbs from 5.6 – 5.14 with a concentration in the 5.10-5.12 grades. If you’re looking for an awesome experience climbing in one of the country’s best sport climbing areas, a custom sport climbing trip to Ten Sleep is a must-do.
Why climb in Ten Sleep Canyon with us:
Our rock climbing guides are experienced professionals, talented climbers, and well-trained teachers. They are also humble, personable, and overall great humans to be around in the mountains. Our guides are adept at providing safe, supportive, and inclusive climbing experiences for people of all backgrounds and ability levels. Many of our rock climbing guides live and climb in the Bighorn Basin throughout the summer, which is a major advantage because they know the areas they guide extremely well. Being based in the area also minimizes travel for our guides, which makes our service more affordable than our competitors and reduces our carbon footprint.
Favorite places to climb in Ten Sleep Canyon:
- Hound Dog Crag – Hound Dog Crag is one of the best crags in the lower canyon and long-time local developer Mike Decker’s finest contribution to sport climbing in the area. Hound Dog features a short approach to an incredible selection of fun climbs ranging from 5.6-5.13 with one of the best 5.10’s (Big Bear Memorial) and two of the best 5.11’s in the canyon (Banga and Munsterlander).
- Mondo Beyondo – The Mondo Beyondo is home to the greatest concentration of high quality, well-shaded, and readily accessible crags in Ten Sleep Canyon, with over a dozen walls featuring over one hundred exceptionally high quality sport routes. Downpour Wall, Dream Land, World Domination, Metropolis, and Downtown are some of our favorite places to climb in the area. The Mondo is a great place to climb if you’re looking for a wide assortment of quality routes in the 5.10-5.12 range.
- Leigh Creek – Leigh Creek features a great variety of sport climbing crags that are well shaded in the morning, unlike many of the crags in Ten Sleep Canyon that are shaded in the afternoon. Sidewalk Buttress, Psychoactive, and the Flatulence Pillar are some of our favorite crags in the area. Leigh Creek is home to several moderate classics as well as some of the longest pitches in the canyon.
Interested in more details about sport climbing in Ten Sleep Canyon? You can read more about this destination here.
Trip Itineraries and Rates:
- 1 Day Itinerary
Cost: 1 person – $375; 2 people – $625
Our 1 day custom sport climbing itinerary is a great option if you only have a single day to climb but you want to make the most of it! Your guide will work with you to select some exciting objectives (typically area classics) that are appropriate for your skill and fitness levels and that feature fun, high quality climbing on good rock. Our primary objective with this trip is providing a safe and highly rewarding sport climbing experience that you will remember for many years to come!
- 2 Day Itinerary
Cost: 1 person – $350/day; 2 people – $550 /day
Our 2 day custom sport climbing itinerary is a full-value experience for those looking for an action-packed two days of guiding in one of the best sport climbing venues in the country. Your guide will coordinate with you to choose exciting objectives that align with your climbing goals and are well-suited to your skill level. Generally people like to choose several moderate objectives for day 1 to work on technique and streamline their systems followed by more challenging objectives on day 2 to push themselves on harder climbs.
- 3 Day or More Itinerary
Cost: 1 person: $300/day, 2 people: $475/day
This is our most popular custom sport climbing itinerary by far! Our 3-4 day itinerary is an excellent option if you’re looking to really progress in your climbing and explore a variety of climbs in the Bighorns. Your guide will work with you to select objectives for each day that align with your climbing goals and appropriate for your skill level. We suggest climbing in as many different crags over the course of your trip in order to experience the incredible variety of terrain the area has to offer. We also highly recommend scheduling at least one rest day after two days of climbing in order to recharge for the rest of your trip.
Our custom sport climbing trips to Ten Sleep Canyon are available from June to September.
Guide to climber ratio:
All of our custom sport climbing trips have a 1:1 or 1:2 guide to climber ratio.
Transportation: Nearby Cody, Casper, and Sheridan have airports serviced by Delta and United Airlines. You can also fly into neighboring Billings, Montana (where flights are often cheaper) and rent a car to drive to Ten Sleep.
Accommodations: We recommend staying at either a cabin or bread and breakfast in Ten Sleep. You can also car camp at designated USFS campsites in Ten Sleep Canyon.
Meeting location: You will meet your guide at Dirty Sally’s General Store in the town of Ten Sleep.
Daily schedule: We typically will meet at 8am, drive to the climbing location, and finish climbing by 4pm.
Interested in booking a custom sport climbing trip to Ten Sleep Canyon with us? Please send us an email including your name, email address, phone number, climbing experience, in addition to a description of what, where, and when you’d like to climb.