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Ten Sleep ClimbingBy Ten Sleep Climbing
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Ten Sleep ClimbingBy Ten Sleep Climbing
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UPDATE:

WE REACHED OUT FIRST GOAL, BUT NEED TO RAISE $10,670 TO PAY FOR PRINTING AND SHIPPING COSTS!  THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING TEN SLEEP CANYON!!!

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Welcome to the 10th EDITION of the Ten Sleep Guidebook, and to a critical junction in the History of Ten Sleep Canyon climbing.  The guidebook this year has an emphasis on HISTORY, STEWARDSHIP, AND ETHICS.  

History because ours is one to be celebrated and protected!  Thats what this book is for, and what it has always been for, since the first xeroxed pages in 1997.  Stewardship, because with increasing crowds we need it more than ever.  And Ethics, because we've seen a deviation into unacceptable practices in the canyon that needs correcting.  

So...  If you love Ten Sleep Canyon like we do, then we need your help to protect this place, and buying this book actually makes a difference!

This Kickstarter is to pay for the publication of the book, but as a bonus (for the 4th year in a row), this guidebook is %100 not-for-profit, with all author royalties going to organizations that will replace aging anchors, build sustainable trails and belay areas, provide seasonal port-o-potties, and who will be working with land managers to develop a climbing management plan for the area.  Over the last 3 summers the guidebook has raised over $18,000 for the Big Horn Climbers Coalition and its stewardship of the canyon. 

PAST EDITIONS OF THE GUIDEBOOK
PAST EDITIONS OF THE GUIDEBOOK

Now that Ten Sleep is on the map for tens of thousands of climbers, the impacts of our visits are taking their toll and becoming much more visible and potentially damaging. The guidebook that sent everyone to our routes, needs to now play a role in protecting both the natural environment, and our access.  For that reason we have made a permanent shift to have the guide book fund stewardship efforts to make our sport sustainable within the canyon. 

This book does not seek to profit off of Ten Sleep.  Our goal is to protect it. 

Tears and Bubblegum, 11d, at the City of Gold!!!
Tears and Bubblegum, 11d, at the City of Gold!!!

If you’ve ever held one of these guides in your hand you know its much more than a guidebook.  It not only leads climbers to the routes we spent 20+ years bolting, it's also a guide to canyon culture, history, and ethics.  Its also filled with really helpful things, like this image of Butter Astronauts: 

Id even go so far as to call it a cult handbook.  From the weird rating guide, to 3-D pages, and informational charts on the apocalypse, tryptamines, and various religions, you'll get an education no other guidebook experience can provide. 

This Tenth Edition (Swallow The Lightning), is the best of the past 2 decades of guides all crammed together into one holographic-foil-wrapped, silver-gilded-edged, brick of AWESOME. 

As another bonus:  For the first time ever, Grandma Bunny's Secret BBQ Sauce recipe will be given to everyone who buys this book, so you can make it at home yourselves!

We hope you will enjoy our labors, respect the natural environment, and that these pages will take you where you need to be!    

-TEAM TEN SLEEP


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BOOKS SHOULD SHIP EARLY JUNE.  ANYONE NEEDING A COPY BEFORE THAT CAN GET A FREE DOWNLOAD FROM US!!!  


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Shipping containers occasionally get held in customs which could delay delivery by a week, the Chinese may not like the art and could refuse to print it, or the printing company could burn to the ground, but we doubt any of these things will happen.

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