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GlacierCountrySmokey  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2015


Got turned around the first attempt this summer due to dense fog. Made it this time! Views obscured by smoke from regional forest fires but we still were able to enjoy some decent close up views. A fun peak to bag for sure. Climbed with J Hawes.
Posted Sep 23, 2015 1:19 pm

MtMtnHikerBishops Cap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


Climb with GMS. 2nd summit of the day having come over from Pollock.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 12:52 pm

ManyGlacierMountaineerBishop's Cap  Sucess!


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

larch32Very fun  Sucess!
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

mtboundGreat Climb  Sucess!
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

GNPgumpyBishop's Cap  Sucess!
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 earTraverse- part 3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

mtn ear

The final peak of three that included a traverse from Piegan to Pollock to Bishops Cap.
Posted Apr 10, 2011 10:45 am

FlatheadNativeHighline Trail  Sucess!
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

EarMountainBishops Cap  Sucess!
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

GlacierscramblerBishops Cap  Sucess!


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

TwaMontanaBishops Cap  Sucess!
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

distressbarktraverse from Pollock Mountain  Sucess!
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

bfrenchBishops Cap  Sucess!


Climbed a few times with Piegan and Pollock.
Posted Apr 27, 2009 9:22 pm

VantanaBishops Cap climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004


Lots of fun and vertigo!
Posted Jul 26, 2008 11:03 pm

sushimanwest ridge  Sucess!
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

jimeganBISHOPS CAP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1994


Also climbed 7/17/2000 with GMS; 7/8/01 with GMS; 7/20/09 solo
Posted Feb 6, 2008 12:51 pm

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 9/1/2004  Sucess!


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

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 1, 2004  Sucess!


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

MoniRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 1 Sept 2004  Sucess!


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

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