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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Manufactured rock-climbing holds in canyon leads to investigation


July 18, 2019

TEN SLEEP – Manufactured rock-climbing holds being created in Ten Sleep Canyon has led to an investigation by the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Manufactured holds to many climbers is unethical and to many it is not, but to the USFS and BLM manufactured holds are considered damaging federal property. “It is illegal. Yes we know that it is being done. We have evidence, we have photos as part of our work with the BLM, which is also experiencing this on their lands, so we have been meeting with different agencies and, yes, we know it’s happe...

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