University of Chicago Mountaineering Club. The club has been one of the most active in the midwest since 1953, when we separated from the Chicago Mountaineering Club. Our club has been instrumental in the development of Devils Lake, Wisconsin, into perhaps the finest rock- climbing garden in the midwest. Our group presently numbers some 60 active members and publishes a climbing newsletter, Flail and Scrabble. Club members have recently travelled to Dixon State Park in southern Illinois to visit a new bouldering area. Members have also climbed significant routes in Alaska, Peru, Europe, and Mexico, as well as in the major climbing areas in the United States. The past summer saw club representation in Wales, the Canadian Rockies, the Cascades, the Colorado Rockies, the Tetons, the Shawangunks, and, of course, Devils Lake. Two members spent four weeks in the Uinta Primitive Area in Utah climbing and backpacking prior to testifying before a local hearing whether this area should be classified as wilderness under the National Wilderness Act. In the coming winter numerous trips are scheduled for Devils Lake as well as Starved Rock State Park, where, if favorable conditions prevail, there will be scheduled ice-climbing sessions.
Raymond Schrag, President