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North America, United States, Wyoming, Devil's Tower

Devils Tower. A record number of climbers ascended the Devils Tower on a record number of routes during 1964. There were 79 parties of 196 individuals on 19 routes. Ten first ascents (marked with asterisks below) were made. Statistics follow.

Name of Route

NCCS

Parties

Individuals

Parties since





Rating

1964

1964

1st ascent



1. Durrance

F6

40

104

325



2. Wiessner

F7

12

28

28



3. Sundance

F7

4

9

7



4. Devil’s Delight

F8

2

5

3



5. Bon Homme

F9

1

3

3



6. Gooseberry Jam

F9

1

2

3



7. * Danse Macabre

F10

1

2

1



8. Hollywood and Vine

Al

5

17

15



9. Walt Bailey Memorial

A2

3

6

6



10. Casper College

F7; A2

1

2

4



11. *Delta I

F7; Al

1

2

1



12. *Sabre

F6; A3

1

2

1



13. *NE Corner

A3

1

2

1



14. * Conquistador

A3

1

2

1



15. *Window

F6; A4

1

2

1



16. *Vulture

A3

1

2

1



17. *Direct SW

F9; A3

1

2

1



18. *NW Corner

F8; A3

1

2

1



19. *Belle Fourche Buttress

F8; A3

1

2

1







79

196

404



One accident occurred. On September 6 a failing rock on the Durrance route broke two bones in the victim’s hand. He was able to descend without assistance.

David P. Johnston, Mountaineering Club of Alaska