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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

A look at both sides of manufactured climbing holds


July 25, 2019

TEN SLEEP – With the U.S. Forest Service issuing new climbing regulations and questions arising regarding manufactured rock climbing holds in Ten Sleep Canyon, the Northern Wyoming News reached out to both sides of the issue, asking the same questions to each party.

JB Haab, Ten Sleep Canyon climber, spoke for the group opposed to manufactured holds. Alleged manufactured hold maker Louie Anderson of Ten Sleep, spoke on his own behalf.

— What are manufactured holds?

Haab: “Manufactured holds are features that were made by human hands on a rock face usually by chipping away the rock o...

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