American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Wyoming Rockies, Wind River Range

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  • Publication Year: 1935

Wind River Range. A number of first ascents were made in this range by several parties during the past summer.

Washakie Peak was climbed, apparently for the first time, on July 18th by Dr. W. Atwood, W. Atwood, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Gilman, directly from Washakie Pass.

Mount Hooker north of Washakie Pass was climbed from the pass on July 20th by Mr. and Mrs. Gilman, apparently a first ascent.

Pyramid Peak was climbed from Haley Pass and traversed with descent to the west, on July 22nd by B. B. Gilman, James Nelson, Misses Harriet and Mary Atwood, Mrs. W. Atwood, Jr., and Lucius Kingman, apparently a first ascent.

Peak F 4 was climbed by B. B. Gilman alone from a camp on the west side of Island Lake in 1.5 hours by the little draw which runs up the southwest side of the peak. Descent by the same route. This was the second ascent of this peak, the first having been made on August 20th, 1927, by L. W. Sprague and Joe Feltner of Pinedale. The third ascent was made on August 1st, 1934, by Orville W. Crowder, Gordon Readmond, James Lamb, Griffith Johnson, Grace Johnson, and Jeannette Speiden.

Glacier Crest was ascended on July 28th for the first time by James Nelson and B. B. Gilman by the west slope to a point on the summit ridge about twenty minutes south of the summit, thence up the ridge to the summit. The second ascent was made a few days later, on August 7th by O. W. Crowder and party ascending from the west to the low saddle south of the mountain and thence up the long snow slope to the summit.

Gannett Peak was reascended from the west by B. B. Gilman, James Nelson, and Walter Kirkendahl on July 31st, 1934, using practically the same route as the ranger Ray Parks in 1928.

Peak G 17 (12,700 ft.). This peak lies due west of G 15, being separated from it by a gap about 400 ft. deep and a sharp, jagged ridge. The first ascent was made on August 9th, 1934, from the south by O. W. Crowder, G. Readmond, and Griffith Johnson.

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