Chief Mountain (MT) Climber's Log
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|2009 - w/ Anders Olson, Tyler Trudeau, George Handuc and Ely Behrhorst.|
2010 - w/ Meghan McCarthy, Jacob Oftedahl, Tyler Haasch, Kent Lockman and Cory Mark.
2011 - w/ Heidi Sauerland, Rachel Heiken, Julie Nelson, Nate Huff and Ruel Golding
2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa, Joshua Terry and Erik Lokensgard
1st 3 times via Lee Ridge/Gable Pass, 4th time via Humble Oil Road. (Blackfoot Land Use Permit required).
|Posted Feb 24, 2013 6:46 pm|
|WOLFrising||The Climb that heals all|
Climbed this peak with Sean, Xenja, and Erik. It was my first climb back after becoming very sick for the first few weeks at Many. We bought permits at Duck Lake and took the route beginning at the conclusion of the Humble Oil Road. Great route, the downsides were getting over my illness, climbing with a broken hand, and seeing a kid almost die on the huge scree field. Thanks for the assist on the Class IV moves, Sean!
|Posted Jan 2, 2013 2:43 am|
|FlatheadNative||Chief in a robe of snow |
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2012
|Summited in winter conditions with 6 others climbers. Incredible bluebird day with 6 to 16 inches of snow on the level with even more in the boulder fields.|
|Posted Oct 11, 2012 12:49 am|
|RoryKuykendall||Lee Ridge Approach |
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2011
|Great climb with great people. Another beautiful day in Glacier. It was my first time on Lee Ridge and I was stunned by the spectacular views in all directions.|
|Posted Oct 22, 2011 2:22 pm|
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005
|August 27, 2005 for Howard Hillhouse Stone|
again in 2011, for Chris Street
|Posted Sep 14, 2011 1:21 am|
|Waterton||Family climb |
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010
|Climbed with my brother and his son, my older sister, her husband and two boys, and my younger sister.|
Grew up with the North face staring at us every day. It was grand to see the view from up there.
|Posted Aug 13, 2011 9:22 pm|
|We climbed Chief with a Blackfeet Tribal member - it was a wonderful day!!|
|Posted Aug 28, 2010 5:28 pm|
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010
|I was proviledged to climb with a Blackfoot tribal member. The connection the tribe has with this mountain is incredible. We started from the northeast through the north scree fields and finally to the saddle between Ninaki and Chief. From there we joined the Southwest Slope Route.|
|Posted Jul 12, 2010 12:10 am|
|EarMountain||Chief Mountain- 2nd Climb |
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010
|2010 with Laurel, Ron and other GMS members. Lightning shortened the summit stay.|
2003 with Bill, John, April, Bud, Martin via Lee Ridge approach. Smoky skies prevented good views.
|Posted May 25, 2010 3:19 pm|
|distressbark||Lee Ridge approach |
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2009
|long, fantastic approach from Lee Ridge Trail (trailhead is 1/2 mile south of Belly River Customs). found climber's trail south of Gable Pass and took it to large talus field south of Ninaki Papoose and The Squaw. tedious traverse around the two, but after that, a well-worn trail can be followed up the west scree slopes of Chief. found notch in north ridge described by Gordon Edwards, and followed another great trail from there. sketchiest part of the climb was up the actual summit block; group tried a couple different ways up, but never found anything easier than class III/class IV. amazing summit. astounding views of the entire park to the south and west. truly a privilege to be up there.|
|Posted Sep 28, 2009 1:13 am|
|jimegan||CHIEF MTN |
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1996
|CLIMBED WITH "LITTLE BROTHER" JAMIE MICHAELS PASSING N AND AROUND TO W FACE FOUND COW SCULL ON SUMMIT!|
DATE UNCERTAIN - RETURNED WITH VERN INGRAHAM OF WHITEFISH AND CLIMBED VIA THE PARK BOUNDARY SWATH WHICH WAS QUITE A BUSHWACK OVER DOWNED TREES FROM THE COLLAPSE OF MUCH OF THE EAST FACE
|Posted Feb 6, 2008 1:34 pm|
|chilkoot||An amazing peak!|
|Followed the boundary swath between GNP and the Blackfeet Reservation, then hiked up the West Slope route. I love this peak for its location on the edge of the Rockies and the Great Plains. Gordon Edwards had signed into the summit register a day or two before I did and I was bummed to have missed the chance to meet him. At age 20, this was the most serious summit I had attained at the time.|
|Posted May 23, 2006 2:15 am|
|vanman798||Route Climbed: Southwest Slope Route Date Climbed: August 8, 2005|
|Bagged the peak for the third time on August 8, 2005. The trail to the base was a bit harder to follow since the piece fall off the front of Chief in the early 90's(?). In fact we lost the trail for a while on the return hike. The instructions and directions on this site were very helpful.|
I've climbed this mountain three times, once in 1978, and again in 1979 and most recently in August 2005.
Both times I went up in the 1970's, as a kid, I went with my mom, and brother and a group of folks lead by Bob Low of Cardston.
|Posted Apr 28, 2005 3:48 pm|
|Fred Spicker||Route Climbed: Southern East Face Date Climbed: Summer 1971|
|Climbed with Bill and Paul Bishop. Great day - Great Route.|
|Posted Apr 1, 2005 10:47 pm|