American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Colorado College Mountain Club

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  • Publication Year: 1962

Colorado College Mountain Club. The Colorado College Mountain Club at Colorado Springs has a membership of about 60 collegiate climbers. Its principal out-of-state trip in 1961 was to Mexico, where ascents of Orizaba and Popocateptl were made. In the summer Gary Zeigler, Bob Doane, and Gary Boucher climbed the last major unclimbed pinnacle in Colorado National Monument which they named Knob Rock. Earlier in the year in the same area ascents were made of Pipe Organ, a 450-foot pinnacle of rotten sandstone, and of a similar sized formation which was named Grand View Pinnacle. In the Tarrall Range of Colorado first ascents were made of a 400-foot pinnacle which was named Wigwam Tower and of a 200-foot pinnacle with a 40-foot overhanging cap which was named Cap Rock Spire. On September 8 James Dyson and John Auld made the second ascent of Sheep Mountain in Colorado by a new route on the southeast face. Totem Pole in Monument Valley, Arizona, was ascended for the third time in December by John Auld, Layton Kor, and Rick Horn.

John W. Kuglin, President

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