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Alpenbock Climbing Club

Alpenbock Climbing Club. Owing to a general lack of snow in the Wasatch Range, some climbing was possible throughout the winter. A route on the "Tension Trap” in Little Cottonwood Canyon required the month of March to find. Fixed ropes were left on the route, and it was finally completed in April. The Club was active in the Tetons during the summer. Seven members did the south buttress of Mount Moran, and six ascents were made of the North Face of the Grand Teton. Several members spent a week in the “Cirque of the Towers” in the southern Wind Rivers in Wyoming. Ascents were made of Pingora, Pylon Peak, South Watchtower, Overhanging Tower, and the Plume.

Most of September was devoted to new climbs on the “Bell Towers” in Bells Canyon south of Salt Lake City. Fred Beckey and Rick Reese made a new route up the east face of Day Needle in the Sierra Nevada. In October Bob Irvine conducted a rescue session for club members on the mechanics of rigging and lowering a litter. This proved to be a highly valuable session, and it was agreed that more like it should be scheduled in the future. At the annual business meeting Bob Irvine was elected president and Rich Ream historian for 1964.

Rich Ream, Historian