Chimney Rock Off-Belay Magazine 1972

Off Belay Magazine was “the” climbing magazime of its day. The following article contained an extensive discussion of the Chimney Rock. Off-Belay Dec. 1972 Vol.no 6. The Author, Ron Klimkow 1936 – 2012, was a professor in the Music Department at the University of Idaho and an accomplished climber. … Continue reading

Off Belay Magazine —The Sawtooth Issue 1975

Off Belay Magazine was “the” climbing magazime of its day. The following articles contained the most extensive discussion of the Sawtooth Range yet published in 1975. Special thanks to Ray Brooks for providing the scans. (Click on the scans to enlarge.) … Continue reading

The First Ascent of the North Face of USGS Peak

ARTICLE INDEX The North Face of USGS Peak I wrote this article about the first ascent of USGS’ north face for the Idaho State Bar magazine the Advocate. They wanted me to write an article to demonstrate that attorneys could have a life apart from their legal practice. This Article recounts the first ascent of the north face. It was originally … Continue reading

Mount Breitenbach: North Face – North East Ridge

First Ascent: Bob Boyles, Mike Weber and Curtis Olsen Rating: Grade III, 5.8, A2 Description Provided by Curtis Olson, Mountain Guides Inc., Boise, Idaho (as published in the American Alpine Journal, Idaho, 1983) Mount Breitenbach, North Face, Lost River Range From July 13 to 16, Bob Boyles, Mike Weber and I made the first ascent of the north face of Mount Breitenbach. Bill March … Continue reading

Idaho’s Albion Range, published in Summit Magazine Vol. 30, No. 2 March-April, 1984

Text and Photos by Tom Lopez The Albion Range is Idaho’s most important destination for climbers south of the Snake River, offering opportunities for bouldering, technical rock climbing, and scrambling. The range extends north from the Utah border for 25 miles to a point just southeast of Burley, Idaho, in the south central part of the state. Included in its … Continue reading