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Southwestern Colorado Climbing Notes—1932

The San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado were, during the 1932 season, the scene of considerable climbing activity. First, a party, members of a small, informal club called the “San Juan Mountaineers,” spent four climbing days in the Mount Sneffels region. Then simultaneously two districts were visited in the southwestern part of the State. Perhaps the most important were the accomplishments of a party of two in the Grenadier Range : this was the first time that climbers have ever entered the Grenadiers. Lastly, the Colorado Mountain Club held its twentieth annual outing in the Ice Lake region. The ascents accomplished by these parties are listed below ; also a few made by others.

Curricanti Needle (7,900 ft.). A group under the leadership of Tony Ronzio, and including George Pond, Gordon Williams, Wm. Macomber, Don Bingham, and Frank Ronzio accomplished the ascent of the difficult southeast face of this needle which is situated in the Black Canyon of the Gunison River.

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