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! firstname.lastname@example.org (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 Broek RV Park, or Deer Haven. Never shower in the town Splash Pad, or the town park public restrooms. Avoid bathing in the river.
*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
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, Updated regularly.
Bighorn Climbers’ Coalition – Punk Rock Fundraiser Edition Guidebook – Written by Aaron Huey (available through the Ranch).
Rock Climbs of the Eastern Big Horns- Written by Trevor Bowman (available 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, 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