Ian Cotter-Brown took advantage of some nice fall weather to climb a couple of first ascents at Devil’s Lake State Park in Wyoming.
“With the perfect fall weather, I managed to put down a couple projects out at Devil’s Lake State Park yesterday,” said Cotter-Brown.
“Feature Presentation checks in at about V10 and is a burly little feature climb. Mad Cow is a thin and intimidating tall face that I had eyed for several years. I finally managed to crack the code on a rope then went for the send. It’s a bad ass thin and technical problem and clocks in at about V9.”
Devil’s Lake is one of the go-to climbing areas in the mid-west in October. With over 700 boulders and 1,000 rock climbs on quartzite to choose from, there is no wonder so many people travel there.
“Famous climbers such as Joe and Paul Stettner, John Gill, Lynn Hill, John Sherman, and Eric Zschieschie have left their mark here. The legendary Pete Cleveland may have introduced 5.12 back in the 1960s. Son of Great Chimney, led onsight, may have been the hardest route in the country at the time of Cleveland’s first ascent in 1968.”