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idpeakgirlFrom Basinger Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2015


Eight hour leisurely day climb from camp at Basinger Creek.
The skeletal white bark pine trees along the lower section of the route where highlight of the day, but loved the scramble to the summit along the central, then right ribs.

Climbed Medusa and the Knoll the following day (great!) and Foss Mtn on the way home - good recovery hike.
Posted Aug 16, 2015 8:55 pm

scgrantBell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2014


Fantastic hike. Kind of a miserable slog gaining the west ridge, but from there pretty awesome.
Posted Aug 27, 2014 11:10 pm

Date Climbed: May 17, 2009


Will get another shot... I hope anyway
Posted Feb 20, 2014 1:56 pm

MlaskyFun Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


Nice summit block scramble. Good climb, good company!
Posted Sep 27, 2012 12:40 am

mfox79Fun but...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012


The smoke killed my lungs as well as the views. other then that the climing was a fun sustained class 3 scramble for the final 900feet.This climb had a bit of everything from a forested trail to a forested class 2 hill slog to alpine scrambling. the register was missing though and kind of a shame after hearing about the history it contained. anyway it was another great day in the hills about 9 hours round trip.
Posted Aug 26, 2012 11:40 am

idahomtnhighWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012


Climbing with calebEOC and Troy B.
Posted Aug 1, 2012 1:23 am

Troy BWest Ridge/ West Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

Troy B

Climbed with calebEOC, he listed the details below. Loved the finish of this beautiful quartz peak.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 2:02 pm

calebEOCWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012


We camped near the cabin in Basinger Canyon as this was the only part of the canyon where we could find water. Started at 4am to avoid any trouble with afternoon thunderstorms which built up each of the three days we were hiking in this area. Gaining the upper ridge was fairly mundane and went quickly, scrambling up the bell however was one of the more entertaining climbs I have done. Route wasnt as steep as it looks from the valley floor. We were in the shade for the entirety of the ascent thanks to the giant shadow cast by the summit formation.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 10:37 am

boisedocsecond times a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012


after getting turned back by some worrisome snow conditions in 2009, I had been biding my time to get back to finish this one. This time it was all dry. Very fun scramble up the west face. Exciting but never too exposed. I think this is one of Idaho's best scrambles. With a 4wd you can drive to 7600 feet in Basinger canyon. No one else around
Posted Jul 1, 2012 10:57 pm

jmarkhamBell Mountain  Sucess!


Twice up it; first sometime back in maybe 1980 and a wonderful trip back up in 2008; both up the southwest facing gully.
Posted Apr 24, 2012 7:52 pm

Scarp172West Ridge
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2009


We took a hike up the ridge for a good day of snowshoeing, we'll come back for the summit another day.
Posted Jan 5, 2011 6:13 pm

Super DaveAwesome Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2009

Super Dave

Climbed from Basinger Canyon up to the West Ridge, the up steep warming snow up the west face. One of the most challenging climbs I’ve done. Here’s a trip-report and some photos.
Posted Jun 14, 2009 8:10 pm

nbasfordN coutair


Fun snow climb
Posted Dec 31, 2007 1:13 am

montanaboyEast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007


Hiked up Bell Mountain canyon. Gained east ridge, climbed quartz filled gully just to the east of due south.
Posted Aug 7, 2007 12:55 am

skunk apeFun  Sucess!

skunk ape

From Black tail canyon.
Posted Feb 26, 2007 11:53 pm

patascentWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 1998


Fun climb.
Posted Feb 18, 2007 2:48 am

splattskiWest face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2002


We did a big loop, up the west ridge, then dropped into the valley to the north and followed the drainage back to camp. Fall colors.
Posted Mar 31, 2006 3:03 am

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: April 3, 2004


Deep spring snow most of the way made the going somewhat slow, even with snowshoes. Went with IdahoClimber, FastandLight, and KDonaldson
Posted Dec 30, 2005 11:04 pm

punk_rocker333Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!


Fun class 2-3 hike up the gulley. One of my favorites. Saw a large herd of elk North of the Summit.
Posted Nov 30, 2005 7:15 pm

mr kieranRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!
Scrambled up from Bell Mountain Canyon. Steep scramble, very loose in spots, but nice and firm on summit block. A little exposure here and there, but a nice, challenging climb. What a fantastic mountain!
Posted Mar 19, 2005 6:13 pm

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