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Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 22, 2017 - 10:18am PT
Some folks might enjoy this... Mining & Scientific Press, January 4, 1868

"Gigantic Juniper Tree at Yo-semite Falls"

If the natives couldn't be bothered do it, this is probably the first ascent of Liberty Cap.

Mining & Scientific Press, January 4, 1868
Mining & Scientific Press, January 4, 1868
Credit: Gregory Crouch

Here's the link to the original.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2017 - 01:31pm PT
This long article discusses the first ascent of Long's Peak, by "Prof. Powell,"(John Wesley Powell) and talks about his upcoming exploration of the Colorado River:

The mountain had "heretofore defied all the efforts of explorers and mountaineers to reach its top."

"They had a terribly hard climb of it."

"The Powell Colorado Exploring Expedition," Mining & Scientific Press, November 28, 1868.

"New knowledge and wide honors await."
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2017 - 07:44pm PT
First ascent of Elburz, the highest in the Caucasus mountains, in The Mining & Scientific Press, February 6, 1869.

MSP, 2/6/1869
MSP, 2/6/1869
Credit: Gregory Crouch

The Highest Mountain in Europe.
hacky47

Trad climber
goldhill
Jun 27, 2017 - 08:26am PT
Powell's expedition was not the first to climb Longs peak.
John goss and Robert Woodward....1865 june 16th
also, in 1860 a Mr Cromer [in a letter to the Golden newspaper] claimed to have summited.
Arapahoe Indians are my guess though!
Dougald MacDonald's book Longs Peak is my source.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2017 - 08:38am PT
I'm sure Dougald is correct, but his dudes didn't get credit for it in The Mining & Scientific Press.
hacky47

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goldhill
Jun 27, 2017 - 08:55am PT
True....carry on
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 14, 2019 - 06:19pm PT
John, Greg; if that was an 1860s revolver it would have a loading lever under the barrel.

Smith and Wesson had already produced a cartridge revolver in 1857, but it was only in .22 and .32 rimfire and had a shorter barrel.
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