3278 E US HWY 16, TEN SLEEP, WY 82442 (307) 366-2096 info@tensleeprockranch.com

Info & Articles

Please enjoy the thoughts and photos of others that have visited Ten Sleep in the past for rock climbing. We caution that the information about the town resources may be a bit dated (i.e. guidebook, camping, and places to eat) but overall the articles are useful. If you have any questions about any of the subjects mentioned please don’t hesitate to contact us! info@tensleeprockranch.com (307) 366-2096

A Few Considerations:
*Parking in the Canyon- At designated pullouts only, head in, not parallel.
*Trash Disposal- Public dumpsters funded by the local Bighorn Climbers’ Coalition are located at the Ten Sleep Brewery and the Ten Sleep Rock Ranch during open season, or pack it home (never use a private dumpster on someone’s property!)
*Restrooms- Porta-potties on the Old Road are funded by the local Bighorn Climbers’ Coalition, or pack it out from the National Forest lands by using Leave No Trace methods.
*Showers- Pay at the Rock Ranch, Ten Sleep Brewery, Ten Sleep RV Park. Never shower in the town Splash Pad, or the town park public restrooms. Avoid bathing in the Ten Sleep Creek.
*Respect established trails and road closures (Old Road opens mid June to mid November).

*Respect the town’s people and other outdoor users. Don’t invade the public Ten Sleep park and over use your stay. Give back to the resources you take by purchasing items in town.


Moja Gear blog – Climbing Destination Guide: Ten Sleep, Wyoming – Written by Georgie Abel, 2015

Weigh My Rack blog – Advice for Climbers Heading to Ten Sleep, Wyoming – Written by Alison Dennis, 2014

Climbing Magazine – 21 Things to Know About Ten Sleep, Wyoming – Written by local Alli Rainey, 2012

Vimeo CDTV – BD Athlete Climbing in Ten Sleep, Wyoming – Video of Black Diamond athlete Cedar Wright, 2011


Rakkup – Ten Sleep Online Guidebook – Written by Mike Snyder.

Ten Sleep Rock Ranch – Ten Sleep Canyon Climbing – Written by Louie Anderson (available for mail and in person pick up through the Rock Ranch).

Rock Climbs of the Eastern Big Horns- Written by Trevor Bowman (available for mail and in person pick up through the Rock Ranch).


The Ten Sleep Rock Ranch has WiFi for those staying with us. Feel free to drop a donation if you are not staying with us and use any of the facilities (water, restrooms, WiFi). In town Dirty Sally’s, the Brewery, Saloon, Sleepy Coyote, and Library have WiFi as well. We strongly suggest you make a purchase to contribute to your use. If you need private or quiet space (with excellent internet signal) the Washakie County Library in Worland is great for this!


The following lists for gear rental and purchase are not thorough, but just a Google search away for you. We chose the cities folks are most likely to fly to, including Billings, Cody, Denver, and Salt Lake City. Please call ahead for your specific needs.

Gear to Rent:

Sunlight Sports, Cody Wyoming

The Base Camp, Billings Montana

Feral, Denver Colorado

Outdoors Geek, Denver Colorado

REI, Denver Colorado

REI Salt Lake City Utah

Gear for Purchase:

Sierra Trading Post, Cody Wyoming

Outdoor Guru for You, Billings Montana

Scheels, Billings Montana

Play it Again Sports, Billings Montana

Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, Denver Colorado

Sports Plus, Denver Colorado

IME International Mountain Equipment, Salt Lake City Utah

Blackpine Sports, Salt Lake City Utah

Black Diamond, Salt Lake City Utah

Gear Express, Salt Lake City Utah

Kodiiac, Salt Lake City Utah

Back Country, Salt Lake City Utah