The Crag Rats naturally were the guides in 1935. Harold Blackman was the "chief guide" for that climb. Whether it did or didn't do it, I don't know, but the forest service volunteered to put up a bunch of new ropes and pins for the climb that year.
You will pick out a Crag Rat on the right of the photo, naturally by the black and white checkered shirt. Bill, do you know why they chose the black and white checkers for their shirts?
charlott on 26th February 2014 @ 7:06am
That is quite the view. Thank you Mr Day.
I think that might be me over there on the side kneeling down in the snow, worrying about having to look over the edge when we go back down.
l.e. on 26th February 2014 @ 8:35am
l.e., trip down--no problem: stop at bottom--problem
Buzz on 26th February 2014 @ 11:07am
Who was the Princess that year?
Judy on 26th February 2014 @ 11:19am
The Crag Rat black and white buffalo plaid wool shirt was in production during the 1926 formation of the organization. The guy's thought it to be very distinctive and adapted it the organization shirt. Today you see most organizations wearing high yellow and green. "looks good on TV". The Woolrich Co. next fall will be coming out with "Crag Rat Shirt" built to the Crag Rat specifiations for the public.
We are looking at a near 45% slope. Compare this to the Historic Columbia River highway that does not exceed 5%.
Since we have a lot of Legion Climb images, has any one looked into the American Legion archives to see if we can do a more compete history of the Climb?
Be glad to help. Bill P.
Bill P. on 2nd March 2014 @ 6:23pm
It's much worse than a 45% grade--% grade is measured by rise/run, so a 45 degree slope is 100% grade. I'll eyeball this at 85% compared with the 5% on the Historic Highway. Think about that next time you're climbing the curves behind China Gorge!
Arthur on 2nd March 2014 @ 7:51pm