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Climbing The Devils Tower

Devils Tower (Lakota: Mato Tipila, which means “Bear Lodge”) is a monolithic igneous intrusion or volcanic neck located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 5,112 feet (1,558 m) above sea level. Devils Tower was the first declared United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt. The Monument's boundary encloses an area of 1,347 acres (5.45 km2). In recent years about 1% of the Monument's 400,000 annual visitors climb Devils Tower, mostly through traditional climbing techniques..

Climbing The Devils Tower

Climbing The Devils Tower

Climbing The Devils Tower

Devils Tower (Lakota: Mato Tipila, which means “Bear Lodge”) is a monolithic igneous intrusion or volcanic neck located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 5,112 feet (1,558 m) above sea level.

Climbing The Devils Tower

Climbing The Devils Tower

Devils Tower was the first declared United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt. The Monument's boundary encloses an area of 1,347 acres (5.45 km2).

Climbing The Devils Tower

In recent years about 1% of the Monument's 400,000 annual visitors climb Devils Tower, mostly through traditional climbing techniques. Text Link

Climbing The Devils Tower

Climbing The Devils Tower

Climbing The Devils Tower
Devil's Tower At Sunrise - (Picture by backpackphotography)

Climbing The Devils Tower

Climbing The Devils Tower

Climbing The Devils Tower

Climbing The Devils Tower

Climbing The Devils Tower

Climbing The Devils Tower


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Posted by Brandi, on 17-05-2013 04:07, , Guest
Agreed; this mountain calls to many, and they should be allowed to put their hands onto and hearts into spending time at Bear Lodge. Who's to say they aren't being guided by spirit, as a part of their journey.
 

Posted by Xenolan, on 04-11-2012 21:51, , Guest
rj: I notice you don't even bother to name the tribes which consider Devil's Tower to be sacred; you just say "Native Americans". Isn't that kind of like saying that the "White People" consider Christ to be sacred? Not all of them do! For the record, the most prominent tribes which consider the mountain sacred are the Kiowa, the Lakota, and the Cheyenne. 
 
In any event, religious beliefs are NOT binding on those who do not share them. According to Islam, my wife should wear a burka; should we all be respecting those wishes? Or do your lofty ideals only apply to "Native American" beliefs?
 

Posted by Guest, on 05-09-2011 19:51, , Guest
im a native american, and i want people to climb it to experience the sacred ground, who are you to speak for all native americans? :x
 

Posted by rj, on 31-07-2011 23:32, , Guest
No respect for the Native Americans wish for the Devils Tower not to be climbed... sacred ground javascript:mxc_smilie(':sigh')
 

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