Presentation on theme: "Devil’s Tower National Monument Sep. 9, 2005 circling vultures waiting for climbers."— Presentation transcript:
Devil’s Tower National Monument Sep. 9, 2005 circling vultures waiting for climbers.
We walk around the base. “It looks kind of tall…”
First look at our route to the top. It’s still kind of tall… approachpitch (100’ 5.4) leaningcolumn (70’ 5.5) Durrance Crack (crux) 70’ 5.7 CussinCrack 30’ 5.4 (ha!) Flake 50’ 5.5 Bailey’sDirect 150’ 5.6+ vulture Ranger: “The Leaning Column has been wobbling recently. We have a team of geologists coming out to evaluate whether or not it is safe to climb. Don’t worry about it. By the way, there is no rescue service and the nearest clinic is over 60 miles away.”
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