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 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.
"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."
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....
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?
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.
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)