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climberbenMany times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1998

climberben

One of many hikes up this quick peak
Posted Feb 8, 2013 5:36 pm

tjburr30 Minute Jog to Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2000

tjburr

My first climb in Alaska on my first trip to Alaska. Awesome country!
Posted Jan 23, 2013 11:10 pm

guerinakI hiked Flattop and survived  Sucess!

guerinak

And slid down from the top on my butt... scary!
Posted Dec 3, 2012 3:57 pm

forgues9999Once on top,
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

forgues9999

a delta glider was getting ready to jump off. Cool...
Posted Nov 14, 2012 11:14 pm

kevinsaFlat Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

kevinsa

Came up the "back way", then continued to Peak 2 and 3.
Posted Sep 26, 2012 3:23 pm

snowbeast745After Work Hike  Sucess!
I try to do this hike once a week or so after work. I live in South Anchorage so it is easy to access from my house. Depending on how long I stop at the top to enjoy the view, I am up and back to my truck in an hour and a half. The scramble at the top is fun, but can be treacherous in wet conditions. The rocks have become so rounded and smooth from all the traffic that they can be rather slick. I come across a lot of people who get most of the way to the top and then want to stop a few hundred feet from the summit because the rocks look so intimidating. Really, they are not that bad!

On nice days, the parking lot is PACKED. However, don't park on the road. I know people who have been ticketed for doing that. I find that the crowds are smaller and the view is still nice on days that are a little overcast. Even when it looks like there are clouds at the top, it often looks better once you are up there!
Posted Aug 17, 2012 3:19 pm

LaronFlattop  Sucess!

Laron

I believe I was 5 years old the first time I climbed this little peak in front of Anchorage. Of course, I have been back up there many times since then and enjoy running from town up to the summit and back nowadays.
Posted Aug 15, 2012 11:11 am

AKHornSometime long ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1994
Sometime in 1994
Posted Jul 22, 2012 3:30 pm

Alex WoodQuick Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012

Alex Wood

Did it in 3 hrs roundtrip. Fun glissade down the front side. Awesome views of the Chugach and Anchorage. We did Peak 2 and 3 later on.
Posted Jun 24, 2012 3:54 pm

bblack99Great first day in Alaska  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

bblack99

Landed in Achorage and hit the hotel around 3:30am Saturday but thanks to jet anti-lag, was atop Flattop by 10am. Wide, easy trail up to the second saddle, then rock hopping and scrambling for a short stretch beneath the broad, flat summit.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 1:45 pm

brendonFlattop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011

brendon

Fun little hike/scramble with the wife.
Posted Aug 3, 2011 4:00 am

recastCrazy Busy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

recast

It's a fun little hike with great views but the crowd is amazing. I think half of Anchorage came out to hike that day. Still a bit of snow with some shirtless meatheads sliding down in board shorts and white frogskins.
Posted Jun 19, 2011 5:46 pm

baloodh2000Winter Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2011

baloodh2000

Little fun snow outing. Played around in the snow chutes with the new poons and axe. Very user friendly.
Posted May 20, 2011 12:11 pm

HuntAK59AlotBetterCLimbs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2010
Have climbed this many times. For full moons, my first Anchorage hike, etc. Its way too busy and built up. Many other peaks around much better! Try Wolverine
Posted Jan 28, 2011 11:43 pm

eyeonskyMemorial Day Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

eyeonsky

On our first trip to Alaska...this was our first mountain to climb. It was a nice scramble at the top, although a little crowded. Make sure you take time to look at the interesting alpine flora in addition to the views in all directions.
Posted Oct 23, 2010 1:19 pm

JanVanGenkNight time summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010

JanVanGenk

Scrambled up in strong wind to see the sunset.
Posted Jul 8, 2010 3:09 pm

CWesselsFirst Alaskan Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

CWessels

Climbed on the 4th and again on the 5th. Extremely windy up top on the 5th--like nothing I've ever experienced! Not a long or difficult hike, but lots of fun side scrambles. Alaskan wilderness is so beautiful and nearby Ptarmigan looks very intimidating! I can't believe the peaks around here are only 3,000-5,000 ft; they have a real alpine look and feel to them.
Posted Jul 7, 2010 12:20 am

NatestationWinter Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2010
My buddies and I made a good climb out of Flattop by going in the winter. The weather was great - only 20 degrees and the moon made the snowscape bright enough to turn off our headlamps. We took a direct rout to the summit, no going around on the stairs or on the old north face path. Getting to the top without crampons or was difficult, but we managed to. I don't suggest it! :) For a reward, we jumped off the western chute and slid back down to the second bench.
Posted Feb 6, 2010 6:49 am

HopeERocks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

HopeE

Lots of rocks, that can be slippery. But I had lots of fun.
Posted Aug 26, 2009 11:18 pm

jmcBlueberries  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

jmc

Hiked up with my wife and 6 year old granddaughter. The 6 year old powered right up. We stopped and picked blueberries on the way down. It was a beautiful sunny day with just enough wind to keep the bugs down.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 9:42 am

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