Ascent of Devils Tower on 1981-06-12
|Date:||Friday, June 12, 1981|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5112 ft / 1558 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAttained summit in time for a lighting encounter. Storm approached from the north face. Quick escape as enough electrostatics to literally raise hair. Rapid descent via SW face.
Led sequence of rappels in torrential rain. Total party size on descent was five.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||505 ft / 153 m|
| Route Conditions:||Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Rope, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Raining, Cool, Windy, Low Clouds|
| Gain on way in:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Belle Fourche Campground 4612 ft / 1405 m|
| Time:||4 Hours |
|Ascent (From Destination) Statistics|
| Gain on way out:||5 ft / 1 m|
| Route:||East Face Rappel|
| End Trailhead:||Summit 5117 ft / 1559 m|
| Time:||1 Hours |
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