Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower, Wyoming
Devils Tower, America's first national monument stands 1,270
feet above the Belle Rourche River and rises 867 feet from its
base reaching a summit elevation of 5,117 feet. The tower was
first climbed in 1893 by Willard Ripley and William Rogers by
aid climbing up stake ladders.
Forty years later the next new route to the summit was established
on May of 1937. Today more than 6,000 climbers annually register
to climb here and climbs range from 5.6 to 5.13.
Above: Devils Tower
Right: Melanie Rives climbing the Durrance Route