Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: October 28, 1904
Date Finished: October 28, 1904
Format: The rope was 25 feet [7.62 metres] high. Each contestant was allowed three trials, the fastest time to count.
The rope was 25 feet 7.62 metres] high, with each contestant allowed three trials, the fastest time to count. The AAU Championship had been won from 1899-1903, and again in 1907 and 1909, by Edward Kunath, but he did not compete. [George Eyser won the title narrowly over Charles Krause. Little is known about Krause who represented the Chicago Central Turnverein in 1904. Eyser competed despite a wooden leg, having lost the limb as a youth.