A small world for climbers

Layne Pincock, of Idaho Falls, works his way up an overhung route at the City of Rocks National Reserve near Almo on Sept. 17. Pincock was part of a few hundred people who were at the City of Rocks and Castle Rocks State Park for the Idaho Mountain Festival. Photo by Jerry Painter

I couldn’t seem to escape it. At least twice a day I was retelling my story of spending the night stuck deep in the Stettner Couloir on the Grand Teton. But then again, I was surrounded by 350 like-minded climbers at the Idaho Mountain Festival near Almo a few weeks ago.

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