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Foxy Long BottomsFrom Ida  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Foxy Long Bottoms

With Lee. A marmot stole my black North Face Thermoball up there. Lil fker.
Posted Aug 14, 2016 8:45 pm

chicagotransplantRidge Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2013


Started at Timber Lake TH, hiked to the valley separating Jackstraw and Ida and bushwhacked to treeline, then traversed Ida, Chief Cheley, PT 12820 and Cractop to Julian. Lots of scrambling and interlocking grass ledges from Cractop to Julian, fun stuff! Also climbed Jackstraw and Gray Jay on the way down, long day! Lots of wildlife: elk, deer, moose and bighorn all present today!
Posted Sep 30, 2013 11:09 am

wmollandFrom Chief Cheley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2012


Pretty straight forward. You can either stay on the ridge across or drop to Highest Lake and head back up. Either way it's not much more than a walk.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 9:20 pm

heather14Great day in the park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010


Did the cirque from Ida to Terra Tomah. Windy, but beautiful September day. I would do this again just for the solitude.

I would love to checkout Crack Couloir sometime!
Posted Sep 14, 2010 12:43 am

CSUMarmotFrom Chief Cheley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Then dropped down to HIghest and Azure Lakes and up to Jagor Point, Sheep Rock on the way back
Posted Sep 11, 2010 9:54 pm

Brian KaletFrom 12820  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Brian Kalet

Posted Aug 7, 2010 10:34 pm

Mountain JimFrom Chief Cheley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1969

Mountain Jim

Total ascents = 4. First time on a long one day traverse from Milner Pass to Bear Lake. The summits that day included Ida, Chief Cheley, Cracktop, Julian, Terra Tomah, Sprague and Flattop.
Posted Jul 20, 2006 12:56 pm

NanitaDRoute climbed: from Ida  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1995


Cracktop was my 79th Rocky Mountain National park summit. We came over Ida and continued to Terra Tomah. It was long a memorable day and a half in the park.
Posted Feb 22, 2006 1:05 am

jennakateRoute Climbed: via Mt. Ida Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!


Super fun terrain! We climbed Cracktop on route to Bear Lake from Milner Pass.
Posted Sep 30, 2005 9:54 pm

smudgeRoute Climbed: standard (over Ida) Date Climbed: June 28, 2003  Sucess!


Great mountain and a fun scramble from Chief Cheley. Looks like the "crack couloir" would be loads of fun!
Posted Aug 25, 2004 10:16 pm

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