One of North America's finest free climbing areas, this area doesn't see as much traffic as its quality warrants, mainly due to its remoteness. Stupendous crack and stemming routes. Most people climb the first 1-2 pitches of routes due to poor rock quality near the top, but a handful of classic routes reach the summit. Make sure to sign the register at the top.
Pitches at the Tower are LONG! Distances can be hard to judge here and pitches invariably are much longer than they look. A 60 meter rope is required to lead some pitches, and double rope rappels are required to descend almost every pitch on the Tower. A standard Devil's Tower rack will include doubles in cams up to 3 inches and a double set of stoppers, sometimes triples in the small to medium stopper sizes. Expect to place 15-20 pieces on some of the longer, more sustained pitches. Since the routes are almost always straight and do not wander, you can save the trouble of carrying 20 quickdraws by clipping gear with a single biner.
Registration is required for climbing or even going above the boulder field. NPS also asks that climbers heed the Voluntary Closure in the month of June, out of respect for American Indians who carry out a number of ceremonies at the Tower in that month. NPS suggests that climbers park in the lower lot (off to the right when entering the parking loop). Prairie Falcons often nest at Devils Tower, so make yourself aware of any closures.
Camping is available inside the Park (NPS) or outside (KOA). A unique and beautiful Bed & Breakfast is nestled at the base of the Tower. Although it is on private land(21 acres) you must drive through the Park to get to there. It is the closest residence (1/2mile) from the Tower. For Beta and more information please see www.devilstowerlodge.com