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Jul 1, 2006, 4:41 AM
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It's been 100 years since President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower as the countries first national monument. The icon has a rich and enthralling history as Willy Zimmer of the Jackson Hole star Tribune discovered...


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and there's still fixed gear from the FA 7/4/1876, hhmm? article says '93 coulda sworn it was '76


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and now part of it is crumbling....Did you hear about the pillar that de-stablized? Its a sad reminder that one day these beautiful things will not be with us anymore. We must appreciate them while they are here.


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and there's still fixed gear from the FA 7/4/1876, hhmm?

The fixed gear you're reffering to are pieces of wood left over from the wooden ladder (the Rogers Ladder) that they built while they where climbing.


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Exactamundo! though they have been refurbished.


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and now part of it is crumbling....Did you hear about the pillar that de-stablized? Its a sad reminder that one day these beautiful things will not be with us anymore. We must appreciate them while they are here.

I read about this in R&I but heres something from a local paper. Column receives clean bill of health The Durrence Route is on my tick list, I'd hate for it to turn into a 12d before I get to do it. :)


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and now part of it is crumbling....Did you hear about the pillar that de-stablized? Its a sad reminder that one day these beautiful things will not be with us anymore. We must appreciate them while they are here.

I read about this in R&I but heres something from a local paper. Column receives clean bill of health The Durrence Route is on my tick list, I'd hate for it to turn into a 12d before I get to do it. :)

The Column is still okay.

It can move if you try and move it. I've been up it twice in the last month and I didn't notice it moving.

If it did fall the Durrance Crack would just be 30 feet or so longer. It would probably only be an 8 or a 9.


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It's been 100 years since President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower as the countries first national monument. The icon has a rich and enthralling history as Willy Zimmer of the Jackson Hole star Tribune discovered...
Not exactly, 100 years will not arrive till September 24th.

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and there's still fixed gear from the FA 7/4/1876, hhmm? article says '93 coulda sworn it was '76
It definitely was 1893, not 76.


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My bad.


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