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80 Years Ago: First Man Succesfully ‘Free Climbs’ Devils Tower
80 years ago this week, on June 28, 1937, Fritz Wiessner became the first person to "free climb" Devils Tower. Although the German-born mountain climber was the first to scale the monument using modern techniques, many men had completed the ascent with the aid of a wooden ladder built decades earlier by two local ranchers...

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