Devils Tower Trip Report (#1621)
- Signed By: Terry Rypkema
- Date submitted: November 01, 2002
In early August of 2001 I was fortunate enough to find myself back at Devils Tower. I have enjoyed a long history there, and find it to be a mystical, spiritually renewing place unlike any other on earth that I have encountered. One of the best parts of the experience was reconnecting with an old friend of many years, Frank Sanders. He now is the proprietor of Devils Tower Lodge and provides a climbing guide service on the Tower. While I was there I had the opportunity to climb with him again and observe his operation up close and personal. He and his other guide, Gene, provide the most comprehensive,enjoyable,and safe climbing guide service, and climbing school that I have ever observed anywhere. They can teach and lead climbing at any level. If anyone is looking for a great climbing experience in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, or looking to upgrade their skills, I can't think of a better place than Devils Tower, or a better Guide Service than Frank Sanders and Crew.