Devils Tower Trip Report (#1613)
- Signed By: JERRY KRAUS of OMAHA, NE, USA
- Date submitted: November 01, 2002
I don,t have any wisdom other than be careful. I just had a friend who visited the tower during Sturgis and wanted to climb it. So we ordered Tree some size 15 shoes and spent a couple of hours a few days for 2 or 3 weeks working the ascenders and an aider i had and off we go to the tower. On Oct. 21 when we first climbed I was encouraged heading for the boulder field when a gray haired pony tail smoking walked by with another big guy I told Mike how hard can it be. Well when I was half way up pitch 2 of Durrance and one by one the gray haired party of 4 came by me with the pony tail being kind enough to stop and ask how it was going. And realy other than choking on a little humble pie all was well. That day we made the top of pitch 5 and had fun time coming down with on light. What a great trip. I,ll get the 11/11/01 summit soon.