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North America, United States, Montana, Beartooth Range

Beartooth Range. The Iowa Mountaineers held a summer camp in the Beartooth Range from August 7 to 19 Eighty members participated. Considerable investigation was required to determine a suitable Base Camp, which was finally located near Bob Lake with approach from Cooke City. A high camp was placed near Granite Peak. The more important climbs included the following: Beartooth Spire, August 15 by Charles Satterfield, Robert Seiler, Kevan Branner and James Ebert, second ascent. (The spire is directly north of Beartooth Mountain. It required 20 pitons and had two F7 overhanging chimneys.) Harvey’s Spire (11,300 feet), August 10 by Kurt Hofer and Dallas Kloke via the southwest ridge and by Harvey Carter and William Wortman via the south face, first ascent. (The peak is between Sawtooth Peak and Wolf Mountain on the Sawtooth Ridge.) Scotch Peak (11,289 feet), August 13 by Branner, Satterfield and James Ebert via the south side, starting with a 700-foot wall which leads to the 3000-foot arête, first ascent.

John Ebert