American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Colorado College Mountaineering Club

  • Club Activities
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  • Publication Year: 1969

Colorado College Mountain Club. The club continues it usual activities of climbing and hiking. Last spring we held our annual snow and ice schools and we climaxed the snow season by building a huge snow sculpture at Mountaineer’s Weekend near Laramie, Wyoming. During the summer members continued climbing in Colorado, Wyoming, the Southwest and New England. Gary Ziegler climbed in Peru. The club again had a large registration this fall, and our rock schools, held in local climbing areas, were quite successful. The hard-hat rule, which we passed last year, proved its worth during these schools. Some of our major trips included Mount Elbert, Longs Peak, and Pikes Peak. Chuck Behrensmeyer has opened up a new rock climbing area near Pikes Peak called Sanctum. Our climbing guide, The Great Book, continues to grow. And we can report that the Gore Range Wilderness was saved from the bulldozers. Its preservation was one of the club’s major projects this past year. We are also working to limit motor vehicle use of Forest Service trails. The club also continued its war against Sierra Blanca. In March, Tad Bacigalupe, Chuck Behrensmeyer, and Jim White packed into the North Face of Blanca and made an unsuccessful assault of the east ridge. This fall, they scouted various routes on Blanca and in January 1969, joined by Larry Roffe, the group will attempt a direct assault on the North Face.

James McChristal

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