Devils Tower, “Conquest of Tillie’s Lookout”, West Face. In early August Mike LaLone and I made a new route on the west face of the Devils Tower between the “Saber” and west-face routes. 1st pitch: Start left of a prominent roof 200 feet up. Mixed climbing (F6, A2) leads to a small ledge; 2nd pitch: Climb free (F7), then nail over the right side of the prominent roof (A2 or A3). Make a sling belay 30 feet higher; 3rd pitch: nail a crack and free-climb to a small belay hole; 4th pitch: Chimney up a rotten, poorly protected chimney, then jam an overhanging slot (F7 or F8) and exit right and up to the summit. NCCS III, F8, A3.
Bruce Price, Unaffiliated