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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 23, 2012 - 10:13am PT
Good to see this one back up!

Some guy who has climbed there a bunch
Credit: Jaybro
The summit July '11 Extended Weissner solo ascent http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Devils-Tower-The-Extended-Weissner-5-8-solo/t11077n.html
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
With the Missouri Buttes singing backup
Credit: Jaybro
Gary Carpenter y yo on top after a Bonne home var. ascent August '11
Credit: Jaybro


For reference with some summit shots;

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/A-Deto-first-time/t390n.html
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 23, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
This is what the parachitist who got marooned for five days (his name is Bozo the Hardy) saw as he jumped.
The top photo reminds me of a wooly mammoth trying to hide from someth...
The top photo reminds me of a wooly mammoth trying to hide from something. Afraid of bears?
Credit: mouse from merced
And ancient page from Mountain, which year, I guess the expert local climbers would know--though there are apparently it is not PC to be "local climbers" in National Parks and Monuments, according to many.

Clue:
"The Window--((A4) This is the hardest aid route at DT. It was pioneedred by RR in 1964 and was repeated for the first time last July."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 23, 2012 - 12:37pm PT
Even Stanley Kubrick and Speilberg had to start someplace. Good views, but no summit.

Which route is this filmed on?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 23, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
Bonhomme kludge variation, Mouse.

For an interesting time you won't forget, after you watch the above video, click 'done' and you see a selection of related videos before you. the one to the immediate right,"climbing Devils Tower with Frank Sanders" is a click into an introduction to one of the most unique of he many eccentric individual people in our paradigm of eccentricity.

Enter at our own peril; I first met him at the tower in '76, I've climbed five el cap routes with him, a bunch of other walls, and shared uncountable other life experiences with him as well. But you want to be on your game. Maybe at Xmas we'll actually climb the tower together....
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Mar 11, 2016 - 10:05pm PT
Credit: ionlyski

Hey been thinking of a return to the Tower maybe over spring break this year as another alternative to the sandstone country. What do you think the odds of comfy climbing weather might be then, early April?

Arne

edit-noobs in the helmets
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Mar 12, 2016 - 08:22am PT
It's on Vimeo, so I don't think I can embed it, but here's a short NG video about the 1941 Hopkins rescue made by Tyler Young starring the late, great Ryan Jennings and me. Us staggering to the summit after a thrilling ascent of the Durrance Route makes it legit.

https://vimeo.com/107968680

Tyler found some KILLER 1941 film footage of Hopkins parachuting onto the summit. [It's about 2:15, I think.]

Ryan and I tore up the Dime Horseshoe Bar in Sundance, WY after the footage was in the can, one of the weirdest and wildest nights of my life, but that's a story for another venue...
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Mar 12, 2016 - 08:36am PT
MikeM walking around the top on a bluebird day waiting for me to get my nap in. One of my more memorable days, I think it was the last time I've been hungover. Grim.


Mike
Mike
Credit: WyoRockMan
Aya K

Trad climber
Boulder, CO!
Mar 12, 2016 - 08:45am PT
Joe on top of the tower
Joe on top of the tower
Credit: Aya K

Joe Szot died 4 years ago this week. I took him to the top of the tower via the Durrance, as he'd always had a goal of doing the fifty classics (even though he'd already done the Durrance and he would have called it low hanging fruit)
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Mar 12, 2016 - 10:45am PT
I've posted this elsewhere, but it surely belongs here as well. From John Rupley's page http://www.climbaz.com/interviews/mccarthy.html .



Jim McCarthy and David Bernays on the summit in 1954 after the first ascent of the McCarthy West Face. Note the high-tech not especially sticky rubber footwear and US Army surplus anti-lycra leggings.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Mar 12, 2016 - 05:13pm PT
Credit: mike m
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Mar 12, 2016 - 05:15pm PT
Credit: mike m
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