Climbing Giants

The first ascent of the last 14er.

The last 14er to be summited in Colorado was once thought to be insurmountable. A groundbreaking expedition to the top of the Crestone Needle in 1916 shattered climbing perceptions in Colorado in more ways than one.


Climbing Giants is featured in the April issue of Colorado Central Magazine. The indie publication features stories of mountain history and lifestyle. Check out a copy at

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