Question: when did climbing become a recreational pastime? I don't recall pictures from the early days of photography with climbing parties.
Rawhyde on 29th May 2015 @ 7:17am
It was the real hay day of the Legion Climbs. I can't say for certain, but it looks like I can pick out the fire look out on top there, unless that isn't the actual summit, just a different color or angle looking at a rock.
Since they are on the snowfield they are not roped in, just going single file up. I can see at least three people up above the string of climbers. Probably "guides" making sure of the safety of the route.
Charlott on 29th May 2015 @ 7:21am
Pardon my asking such an indelicate question, but it seems that the call of nature might present serious problems, especially in the days of a coed climb combined with the modesty of those days, not to mention long skirts.
nels on 29th May 2015 @ 4:46pm
They would pick a "Legion Climb" princess also & then the "Queen" would try & make the trek also.
Judy on 29th May 2015 @ 10:06pm
Does anyone know of a recorded history of the American Legion Climb? I have pieces with no continuity. The USFS sign located at the "cook shack" does a good description of the camp ground. My wife, Patricia Fletcher was the last Cimb Queen in 1950. They made the summit, but due to the unsafe snow condition they returned via the south side to Timberline Lodge. Wonderful area.
Bill Pattison on 1st June 2015 @ 7:41pm
The Crag Rat's were the guides on this climb. The chief guide that year was Harold Blackman. That was the year that the forest service volunteered to place 1500 feet of new rope and 20 pins in prior to the climb. Apparently more people made the climb than originally planned for, as 4 more members were selected as guides. Bill Hukari lead the first string.
If nature called you just had to wait until you could find a rock, I suppose.
Charlott on 16th June 2015 @ 7:31am