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August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 24, 1989

Shep Vail, companions climb Devil’s Tower

Shep Vail of Broadus and three companions from the Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch were successful in a recent climb up Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.

Vail, son of Steve and Betty Vail of Broadus, was accompanied by Chris Stover, Mike Lilygren and Scott Malone. The four young men used technical rock-climbing methods to conquer the Tower.

Vail and his friends climbed the Durance Route, on the south side of the Tower. There are over 100 routes to the summit, according to sources.

Starting on the left and using a jump traver...

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