American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Colorado, Ice Lake Region, Pilot Knob

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1933

The first climb on the Colorado Mountain Club outing for 1932 was that of Pilot Knob (13,750 ft.). Messrs. Charles Kendrick, Scott, Dave Lavender, Giesecke, and the writer (leader) established a new route up the final cliff on the west face just around from the north end of the peak. This upper cliff is only a little over 200 feet high, but the last 40 feet, necessitated the use of a piton. On another occasion Pilot Knob was descended, en rappel, over the east face, by Father H. M. Walters, Charles Kendrick, and the writer, after an ascent of the lower (southern) summit followed by an equally easy traverse of the ridge to the high summit.

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