American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Colorado, Lizard Head

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  • Publication Year: 1930

The second ascent of the most difficult peak in Colorado, the Lizard Head, 13,156 feet, was accomplished on June 9, 1929, by Harold G. Wilm and Dobson West. The first ascent was made by Albert Ellingwood, accompanied by Barton Hoag, in 1920. The second ascent was made with a hundred and eighty feet of rope, spikes, karabiner and roping-ofif rings. The climbers followed Elling- wood’s route, finding his rope and three of his spikes. The last few hundred feet required two hours and a quarter on the ascent and about an hour and a half on the descent. An illustrated account will be found in Trail and Timberline, No. 130, August, 1929.

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