Bishops Cap Climber's Log
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|2009 - w/ Anders Olson|
climbed in combination with Pollock, ascended via Lunch Creek, descended via Piegan Pass to Many Glacier. We were nearly charged by a large bull moose near Lake Josephine.
|Posted Feb 24, 2013 6:26 pm|
|Fred Spicker||West Ridge |
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012
|11 Aug 2012 with Bob Sihler - traversed over from Pollock - descent to the Highline Trail|
1 Sept 2004 with Moni Spicker, Ellen Ritt, and Vernon Garner. Traversed from Pollock. Very windy with a thunderstorm threatening.
3 Aug 2002 solo (alone) from Highline Trail.
4 Aug 1979 with Bob Stephan - a traverse of Bishops Cap, Pollock and Piegan Mountains starting from Highline Trail. A great day with a large herd of bighorn sheep on the west side of the Garden Wall.
|Posted Aug 13, 2012 8:32 am|
|Fun to look up and see the thing from the road. It looks like it will topple over any day now.|
|Posted Mar 3, 2012 10:43 pm|
|mtbound||Great Climb |
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011
|Loved this climb, especially going thru the cleft. Great day with blue sky and no wind. Well marked near the summit and the book "Climb Glacier National Park" was in my backpack. Climbed with my son and husband.|
|Posted Aug 22, 2011 11:19 pm|
|GNPgumpy||Bishop's Cap |
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011
|Climbed solo. Started with Piegan, then Pollock and BC, then dropped down to the Highline trail.|
|Posted Aug 1, 2011 10:22 pm|
|mtn ear||Traverse- part 3 |
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007
|The final peak of three that included a traverse from Piegan to Pollock to Bishops Cap.|
|Posted Apr 10, 2011 10:45 am|
|FlatheadNative||Highline Trail |
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2010
|Finally! A great route and a classic climb.|
Also went and did Pollock and Piegan as well as the false summit of Piegan. 4,700 feet elevation and 6.6 miles.
|Posted Aug 18, 2010 11:49 pm|
|EarMountain||Bishops Cap |
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2002
|2002 with John, April, Dennis and Bud via Pollock|
1983 with Bill via Pollock
|Posted May 25, 2010 2:40 pm|
|Walked the ridge from Piegan and Pollock. Great climb. Alot of fun scrambling. One of the most intimate summits in the park. |
I have also dropped straight down to the highline, and hiked back to logans pass (then caught the shuttle to my car).
|Posted Feb 9, 2010 11:34 pm|
|TwaMontana||Bishops Cap |
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009
|Walked the ridge over from Pollock after first ascending it. Returned back to Pollock, down the cleft then dropped off the east side of the saddle to Piegan Pass and out to Siyeh Bend. Very windy day 20-30mph.|
Did it again three weeks later with another friend. This time descending via the drainage between Pollock and Bishops Cap. Again very windy. Wonder if it wind ever stops up there.
|Posted Oct 5, 2009 12:25 pm|
|distressbark||traverse from Pollock Mountain |
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009
|gorgeous, breezy day atop the summit. traversed to Bishops Cap after summit of Pollock. followed a great climber's trail and plenty of cairns on the class III climb to the summit. the east face of Bishops Cap is truly stunning - talk about sheer! amazing views all around. returned to Pollock, and rather than climbing back up to the summit, we followed a wide, scree-covered ledge at the base of the cliffs west of the summit block. very easy walk all the way back to saddle between Pollock and Piegan; simple, scenic descent down to Piegan Pass from there.|
|Posted Sep 28, 2009 1:07 am|
|Climbed a few times with Piegan and Pollock.|
|Posted Apr 27, 2009 9:22 pm|
|Vantana||Bishops Cap climb |
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004
|Lots of fun and vertigo!|
|Posted Jul 26, 2008 11:03 pm|
|sushiman||west ridge |
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007
|this is another peak that just begs to be climbed. great views, tremendous exposure to the east, and thrilling GNP scrambling!|
|Posted Mar 28, 2008 12:26 pm|
|jimegan||BISHOPS CAP |
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1994
|CLIMBED WITH OTHG FROM LOGAN PASS AND HIGHLINE TRAIL N TO W SLOPES|
Also climbed 7/17/2000 with GMS; 7/8/01 with GMS; 7/20/09 solo
|Posted Feb 6, 2008 12:51 pm|
|mtnhiker13||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 9/1/2004|
|What a fun summit. Great climbing on Glacier rock. Not as difficult as I was expecting. A thrilling summit to stand on. Great views as well. Would do this mountain again in a heartbeat. Fantastic! |
Climbed with Vern, Fred and Moni. Great mountain, great climbing companions.
|Posted Sep 8, 2004 11:23 pm|
|Saintgrizzly||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 1, 2004|
|Nice traverse from Pollock Mountain--including one point of peeking over the edge into all the exposure you could ever hope for!--with Fred, Moni, and Ellen. Clambering up the actual "Cap" is loads of fun, and doing Pollock and Bishops Cap in one day makes for a very nice few hours on top of Glacier Park!|
This day's climb was on my birthday, making it one of the best such days ever--good effort, good view, good friends, we didn't get too wet, the lightning missed all of us...a sincerely terrific day. Thanks, guys...
|Posted Sep 6, 2004 12:30 am|
|Moni||Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 1 Sept 2004|
|With Fred, Vern Garner and Ellen Ritt. A very fun climb. Weather was stormy with a thunderstorm coming. Only takes about 1/2 hour from the notch between Bishops Cap and Pollock. Once you are up there, doing Bishops Cap and Pollock together makes good sense.|
|Posted Sep 4, 2004 10:17 am|