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Deltaoperator17Scree  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013

Deltaoperator17

Didn't attempt Church
Posted Oct 7, 2014 5:57 pm

gbrillLots of scree  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2014

gbrill

My wife and I apparently stayed too far right below Donaldson Peak and ended up following the scree to the summit of Donaldson Peak. We thought about doing Church, but the scree and heat diminished the fun factor enough that chose to continue the weekend in a more vegetated area.
Posted Jul 29, 2014 12:33 pm

mjholmesScree-fest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

mjholmes

Accessed from Jones Creek drainage. Gear of the Day was double-seat pants for the intentional and unintentional butt slides down the scree slope below the saddle.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 7:49 pm

MlaskyBlown Away  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2001

Mlasky

Was a planned two-fer with Church in the quest for the Idaho 12s, but a gust of wind at the saddle while we were traversing from Donaldson to Church made me hit the deck. The wind was clearly picking up beyond safe so we headed down. As we passed the lower small waterfall, we could see the water being blown "upwards" because of the wind.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 2:21 pm

merrillWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

merrill

Fun climb until the descent. One climber in our group tanked and after going down Jones creek several hours in the dark with only my headlamp, I built a fire and let her sleep while I went to the truck and got more flashlights.
Posted Jul 30, 2011 9:04 pm

Scarp172West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

Scarp172

Extremely windy day, but a lot of fun. We're lucky we didn't get blown off the ridge!
Posted Jan 2, 2011 12:53 am

montanaboyN. Fork Jones Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

montanaboy

Certainly the better drainage to take as the three guys I ran in to who came up Jones Creek voiced their displeasure with all the dead fall. Should have felt worse sharing my easy trek up on game trails.

If you lost your trekking poles, I dug them out from under a log and propped them up so you can see them next time you are in the area. Sorry, they aren't looking that great.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 11:25 pm

jamesmc2First Lost River Peak
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

jamesmc2

The talus filled chute of death between the lake and the ridge was interesting. Some decent exposure and lots of 3rd class keep things exciting.
Posted Jul 25, 2010 11:27 pm

boisedocgreat weather, horrible rocks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

boisedoc

the canyon to the north of Jones creek was quite pleasant and even has a trail. Above treeline, the scree was horrible even by Lost River standards. Neither Church or Donaldson have summit registers right now
Posted Jul 25, 2010 2:36 am

mtybumpo12er #7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

mtybumpo

What a great climb! The scree was awful and the route finding hard. What else is to be expected in the Lost Rivers. After Donaldson I of course went over and did Mt. Church.
Posted Jul 25, 2010 12:51 am

somiajClimbed with Mount Church  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

somiaj

Started at Jones creek and climbed up to Mount Church by almost reaching the summit of Donaldson where the cairn marked route goes. After climbing Church first I came back to the top of Donaldson before heading down. 10 hour day, noon - 10pm trip.

Did not find a summit register on either Church or Donaldson. I looked for a bit inside the cairns on the top of each peak but nothing was there.
Posted Sep 28, 2009 2:51 pm

mfox79West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

mfox79

Climbed this with Church made for a long but fun day. we traveled up the gully to the left of jones creek
Posted Aug 17, 2008 12:42 pm

Super DaveDonaldson Delight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Super Dave

Traversed the ridge from Church to Donaldson across a few cornices after climbing the north face of Church from Lake 9682'. Finished off with a slushy glissade back down to the lake. Here’s a trip-report and some photos.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 1:57 pm

zoinkI'll be glad I did it in a week or two.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

zoink

Climbed after Church. Your nalgene is still there, nickkarl. Also there is a flag up there.
Posted Sep 16, 2007 9:38 pm

nickkarlNumber 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

nickkarl

Climbed the drainage to the north of Jones creek. Had a great climb to Donaldson. The Summit register box was gone, so I donated my nalgene bottle to try and protect all of our notes. 4 out of 9 12,000ft peaks.
Posted Jul 7, 2007 10:02 am

bhobbsYea this one too...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2007

bhobbs

Jones Creek! $#*& you to _&%$! Actually one of the greatest days of my life.
Posted Mar 20, 2007 4:54 am

skunk apeGotta love the creek  Sucess!

skunk ape

Jones Creek is the crux of this big boy.
Posted Feb 27, 2007 12:21 am

patascentWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2000

patascent

Linked this to a snow climb on Mount Church. Descent from Donaldson on steep snow back to Lake 9682 was sketchy at times.
Posted Feb 18, 2007 3:56 am

splattskiSomewhere off route...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2002

splattski

We had a grand time getting up off-route: only a little 5th class. Fortunately, found the cairns for a much more relaxed descent.
Posted May 12, 2006 6:35 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 14, 2002  Sucess!

SawtoothSean

Done with Church- loose rock; fun ridge.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 9:49 pm

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