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Matt LemkeBig snow slog with Sean  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2015

Matt Lemke

Finally climbed with someone faster than me! Hiked to Pine Creek Lake in fog after having to walk the last mile of the road to the trailhead due to a fallen tree. Met Sean there and got up very fast despite knee deep post holing. Summit was just barely above the clouds
Posted Jan 12, 2016 7:12 pm

the fargoanGreat October Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2015

the fargoan

Beautiful October day. Summer conditions, no wind, no clouds, 50 degrees on the summit. Climbed via the west ridge from Jewel Lake gully. Descended via the grassy ramps to Pine Creek Lake. Went solo car-to-car in 9 hours.
Posted Oct 19, 2015 10:29 am

awhite28Spectacular day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014


What a freaking spectacular day. Not a cloud in the sky. Not windy but nice and cool. Went up solo and had the loveliest time. Went up west of the fin but on the easterly side. That popped me out on the ridge at the perfect spot. Fantastic, fantastic views. I'd do this one again any time.
Posted Sep 21, 2014 1:23 pm

jdarr67Turned Back
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013


Made a solo trip to 10000 feet when an electrical storm moved in and drove me off. Went up via Pine Creek Lake trail and Jewel Lake gully. Hope to summit in 2014.
Posted May 2, 2014 6:51 pm

josephbschmitt0415NW Ridge via Pine Creek Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012


One of my favorite places in MT. Been up to Pine Creek Lake a handful of times with either a multi-day pack and/or skis. The trail is such that when I get back to the truck I swear I'll never do it again. Yet I keep going. It's that wonderful of a place.
Posted Sep 22, 2013 8:03 pm

Whipraywhipray  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012
Left parking lot at PC camground at 7am. Made it to lake by 9:35. NW summit via lake and up boulders. That is a longer way, go up west side of spur to NW ridge. It's a steap headwall at the end but it's good footing. 10hrs 45min car to car. 9:26 hike time. A long day, a rewarding climb!
Posted Aug 30, 2012 10:55 pm

FRhoderickLeft Y  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011


Left Y Gully success!
Posted Sep 27, 2011 11:15 pm

samhSplitboard Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010


Summited via splitboard and then had wonderful snowboard descent.
Posted Jul 12, 2010 6:37 pm

ianc82Forgot camera  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009


Long but amazing day trip. Mad that I forgot my camera again.
Posted Nov 28, 2009 3:19 am

SnowyRight y-gylly  Sucess!


Beautiful surroundings; one of my favorite easier climbs.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 1:58 pm

SgtSargeVia Pine Creek Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007


Made the summit on the first day of a four day trip. Unfortunately I stashed my stove in some rocks to prevent critters from running off with it. It was within view of our campsite. Some lady took our stoves while we were up on the peak. She thought it was 'forgotten' in the wilderness and 'took it' to give it back to the rightful owner. She did leave a note at the trailhead and I did get it back but it promptly ended our four day trip...
Posted Feb 14, 2009 8:24 pm

bnschwerinNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2008


Still lots of snow this year, sunny sky and good conditions. Not a soul past the falls. A couple small wet slides on the descent.
Posted Aug 25, 2008 1:10 am

samhSuccess, but no  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


My intention was to summit Black and then continue along the ridges and saddles to McKnight Peak to the North. I summited Black Mountain at approxmately 8:30 a.m in beautiful conditions. The views were muted however due to the fires near Red Lodge. I started off along the ridge to McKnight was quickly shut down from insurmountable climbing challenges and my own personal fear. I proceeded to retreat down the peak and walk across the Pine Creek Basin and up to the McKnight Saddle for views into McKnight Lake and beyond. Well worth the trip.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 6:52 pm

Alcas24Absolutely Spectacular  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008


Wow....what a cool hike/climb. The scenery in that area is second to none. It was very cool to see Pilot and Index and the view of Cowen is sweet. Highly recommended.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 9:31 pm

montana boyright-Y gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

montana boy

good snow conditions; starting to melt out near the top. car to car made a long day.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 9:04 am

wyomtmanPerfect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008


Climbed the left Y gully, good soild snow all the way down to the lake (still 1/2 frozen). Great view off the top and fun glissade down- Thanks Gage
Posted Jul 13, 2008 4:33 pm

NoSubasY  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2007


Fun climb up left side Y. No grizzlies or sign. Plenty of human sign.
Posted Feb 25, 2008 12:17 am

montana boygully W. of std. route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

montana boy

Up there by my lonesome. Slept at the lake and climbed the next morning. It was perfect except some jackass took my stove that I stashed in the timber down below.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 11:34 pm

highicejune climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2003
broke trail entire way, post holing! opted to do the west ridge from the upper lake, instead of soloing the couloir route. This was due to my exhuastion causing a sudden lack of confidence.
Posted Jan 30, 2007 6:03 pm

tacoturnerRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!


This is an impressive summit that towers above one of the most beautiful and remote-feeling scenes I have ever seen. We left from the campground later than planned, but past the crowds well before the tree-line. After leaving most of our pack weight at Jewel lake with a less-inclined member of our party, the other 3 of us headed up the west ridge and made it back down with enough time to eat a short lunch and rest before the upper lake area began to fill with the irritating crowds...
Posted Dec 26, 2006 7:18 am

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