Schurman Rock, Camp Long – Seattle WA

Description

“This major attraction at Camp Long was designed by Clark Schurman. His dream was to build a human-made mountain incorporating every potential rock climbing problem into its design. After taking a winter to make a clay model of the rock, Schurman worked very closely with the W.P.A. workers to create his dream rock. It took 2 years to complete the 20 foot high, erratically shaped climbing rock. Schurman called it Monitor Rock after its intended purpose to “warn, remind, advise and instruct.” After Schurman’s death in 1955 the rock was renamed “Schurman Rock” to honor Clark Schurman’s contribution to Camp Long and mountaineering. On the occasion of the renaming on September 7, 1957, William G. Long gave a special radio address.”   (http://www.seattle.gov)

Source notes

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Long-ELC/116733478363110?sk=page_map

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/history.htm

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 26, 2013.

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Location Info


5200 35th Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98126

Coordinates: 47.557433659744945, -122.37359541271974

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