Ascent of Devils Tower on 1981-06-12

Climber: Greg Bramlet

Date:Friday, June 12, 1981
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Devils Tower
    Elevation:5112 ft / 1558 m

Ascent Trip Report

Attained 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
Ascent Statistics
    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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