A Towering Climb

Climbing Devils Tower National Monument

Climbing Devils Tower
Climbing Devils Tower
  • Climbing Devils Tower
    Climbing Devils Tower
    Climbing Devils Tower
    Climbing Devils Tower
  • Hiking Devils Tower
    Hiking Devils Tower
    Hiking Devils Tower
    Hiking Devils Tower
  • Devils Tower National Monument
    Devils Tower National Monument
    Devils Tower National Monument
    Devils Tower National Monument

Climbing is one of the few disciplines in which you can literally walk, or in this case climb, in the footsteps of masters. The first technical climb of Devils Tower occurred 75 years ago on June 28, 1937 by Fritz Wiessner, Lawrence Coveney and William House. Today climbers from all over the world are attracted to the hundreds of parallel cracks that make it the finest traditional crack climbing in North America. 

Climbing is offered year round with the exception of a June voluntary closure out of respect for Native Americans performing sacred rituals.