Scaling the Devil

Every year, hundreds of climbers inch their way up Devil's Tower, clinging to the vertical cracks in the rock columns with their fingers and toes. From the ground they look like ants against the rock. To see two of them making their way up, use your cursor to look at the noted area, and view large. They're about 600 feet up. Tomorrow I'll have a close-up of the top climber. This was taken from the visitor center.


Explore 8/19/2012

  • James Neeley PRO 3y

    Cool detail and textures!
  • Phil's Pixels PRO 3y

    They look smaller than ants! Excellent image to well show the size and scale of this massive rock. Amazing that they can climb this.
  • Bachspics PRO 3y

    I was there as a boy, but haven't been back since, but it is time for another look. Tricky light on the shadow side. Nice work.
  • mambo1935 3y

  • Larry Gallier 3y

    Wow! Now I'm jonesing to see this!
  • Krittergirl PRO 3y

    Wow.......imagine climbing this! Excellent photography!!!!
  • Alice Artime 3y

    Wow! This is great and I saw it first in Explore on page 13. Great shot and congratulations......:)
  • *Lynne PRO 3y

    Amazing close up shot--have never seen it from this
    distance in a photo before!
  • wwguitarman PRO 3y

    Bill, wonderful image here. I've ridden my Harley here many times on the way to Sturgis, but never really photographed nailed it my friend...
  • Eileen 3y

    Jeez!! That is some crazy climbing skills.
  • Edwin Jones PRO 3y

    Fantastic shot, great colors and composition, congrats on Explore
  • MTL ICQ PRO 3y

  • Hassan Bukhari 3y

    Interesting Picture. Can I use it in my blog.
  • Eric Dugan PRO 3y

    Awesome shot Bill! Very cool!
  • 54WilliamGJusto54 (weather enthusiast) PRO 3y

    very well composed shot!!
  • richieJ1 3y

    I've never seen this rock before, awesome!!
  • Alberto Giomix 3y

  • Jen PRO 3y

    Every time I see this I think of "Close Encounters"!
    Amazing shot....Congrats on Explore!
  • Mark Payton PRO 3y

    Great capture and amazing location.
  • E.Mill 3y

    congrats on explore!!!
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Taken on August 1, 2012
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