Fifteen miles southeast of Wickenburg Arizona is a large rock monolith known as Vulture Peak. This is a story written of the first ascent of the East Face climbed October 21 and 22, 1968 by Bill Sewrey and Larry Treiber. The route named “The Vulture” is 600 feet tall and is rated IV, 5.5, A4. A story of this first ascent was written individually by both Bill and Larry. Bill submitted the story to the American Alpine Journal but it was turned down. Bill also submitted the story to Summit Magazine where it was turned down by editor Royal Robbins.
Props to Tom Kreuser for saving Bill's old files!!!
"Vulture Peak" by Bill Sewrey
- Letter from Bill to the American Alpine Club
- Rejection letter from the American Alpine Club to Bill
Rejection letter from Summit Magazine to Bill
Bill Sewrey's haul bag used on the first Ascent of the East Face of Vulture Peak. Donated by Art Christiansen