Forum
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...

Hull Cook Journals from Longs Peak

Have an interesting or epic climbing story? Post it here.
User avatar
Posts: 2054
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:30 pm
Location: Bellingham, Washington

Hull Cook Journals from Longs Peak

Postby Aubrey » Mon May 10, 2010 12:29 pm

Just found out about these Hull Cook journals from an article in the Colorado Daily. Pretty interesting stuff. To read them, go to: http://www.coloradomountainjournal.com

From the intro: During the late 1920s and early ’30s, a small hut stood at the Boulderfield on Longs Peak, at about 12,750 feet. Guests could hike or ride horseback to the Boulderfield Shelter Cabin, spend the night in relative comfort with bunks and hot meals, and climb the 14,259-foot peak in the morning, usually by the north face, which was equipped in those days with steel cables for hand rails. For two or three years during the early ’30s, Hull Cook worked at the Boulderfield Shelter Cabin, and his feats as a guide and rescuer have become legendary. Now, thanks to his son, Hull “Cactus” Cook from Bellingham, Washington, we are able to bring you Cook’s first-person, never-published tales ...

User avatar
Posts: 1680
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:47 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: Hull Cook Journals from Longs Peak

Postby highpilgrim » Mon May 10, 2010 5:13 pm

Mr. Cook in action
Attachments
Cook-at-Chasm-View2.jpg
Cook-at-Chasm-View2.jpg (95.96 KiB) Viewed 805 times
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
Hunter S Thompson

Posts: 700
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 12:32 pm
Location: Golden

Re: Hull Cook Journals from Longs Peak

Postby Hacksaw » Mon May 10, 2010 5:17 pm

highpilgrim wrote:Mr. Cook in action


You have to love photos that are BPS.... (Before PhotoShop).. =D>
"True love is much easier to find with a helicopter."

User avatar
Posts: 1680
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:47 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: Hull Cook Journals from Longs Peak

Postby highpilgrim » Mon May 10, 2010 5:20 pm

I might have climbed that rock, but you can be damned sure I'd be wrapped around it like a cigar wrapper and not standing on the point. :D
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
Hunter S Thompson

User avatar
Posts: 1680
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:47 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: Hull Cook Journals from Longs Peak

Postby highpilgrim » Mon May 10, 2010 8:09 pm

g wrote:Awesome photo! Is that rock still up there?


I didn't see it when I was there, but I didn't know to look for it. There's a pic from that area on the cover of one of the two Dawson guides but not that one. The pic below doesn't seem to have it in there; the area of the photo seems right if you consider looking at it from the other side but that rock looks much more pronounced than anything in the pic...I'd have to guess it tumbled. The Dawson pinnacle kind of looks like the one to the left. I have some pics from the last time I climbed MLW and I'll look at them when I get a chance.

Someone that's climbed the cable route could probably tell us for sure.
Attachments
chasm2 copy.jpg
chasm2 copy.jpg (54.89 KiB) Viewed 667 times
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
Hunter S Thompson

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests