Hans Kraus and Fritz Wiessner are honored at a ceremony at the Uberfall

Hans and Fritz, preeminent rock climbers and world renowned mountaineers, are pioneers of climbing in the Gunks. Fritz is credited with putting in the first known climbing route in the Gunks at Millbrook Mountain. At the dedication, Hans remarks that he and Fritz climbed together as friends for the sheer joy of the physical accomplishments and to be as one with their surroundings.


Photo: Hans Kraus from the Mohonk Preserve archives