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Colorado College Mountain Club

Colorado College Mountain Club. The activities of the club, which is located at Colorado Springs, began 1962 with a January trip to the sandstone pinnacles of Monument Valley, Arizona. Seven members made the first ascent of the Caterpillar formation. Later in the winter, climbs centered around the high peaks of Colorado’s Sawatch Range. The chief spring activity was the organization of Mountaineers’ Weekend, during which the Club acted as host at Colorado College to the college mountaineering groups of the Rocky Mountain region. Members scattered during the summer to climb from Canada to the Alps in Europe, with some of them climbing close to home in the Sawatch, Crestone area, the Apostles, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Fall saw the resumption of weekly club meetings, rejuvenation of the annual rock climbing school, a rash of impromptu slide shows, and the climbing of several of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks.

John Kuglin