Devils Tower

Elevation (feet): 5,112
Elevation (meters): 1,558
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Great Plains
State: Wyoming
Latitude: 44.5906
Longitude: -104.715
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Volcanic status: Extinct
Year first climbed: 1937
First successful climber(s): Fritz Wiessner, William House, Lawrence Coveny
Nearest major airport: Rapid City, South Dakota
Convenient Center: Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower is an isolated rock tower, a volcanic plug with striking symmetry and spectacular columnar formations. It has a base 1,000 feet across, and rises 867 feet, sheer on all sides, to a level 1.5-acre summit. In 1906, Devils Tower was established by Theodore Roosevelt as the first U.S. National Monument. Today it is one of the finest rock climbs in the United States. Each crack and column is essentially a route in itself, and hundreds of possible routes exist. Over 3000 climbers attempt the tower each year, with roughly half of those successfully reaching the summit.