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Marlin1st attempt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Marlin

Climbed via the Froze-to-Death Plateau route. The FTD Plateau route may not inspire warm and happy thoughts; but ascending via the FTD route ensures a greater success rate than the Huckleberry Creek Trail. Campsites on the FTD Plateau have limited water sources, but are 2,000' higher than campsites in Huckleberry Creek drainage making an easier summit day. Mountain goats visited my campsite every day. Dined at the Cowboy Bar & Supper Club in Fishtail, Montana to celebrate.
Posted Jan 31, 2016 10:28 pm

the fargoanStormy September

the fargoan

1st attempt on Granite. Actually the 1st attempt at any sort of mountain. Stormed out and turned around at Bivouac Saddle. Lots of fresh snow overnight and COLD.
Posted Jan 27, 2016 9:28 pm

the fargoanFTD Plateau

the fargoan

Got sick on the FTD and never recovered, turned back at chimneys on the east ridge.
Posted Jan 27, 2016 9:25 pm

Super DaveSW Ramp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

Super Dave

Excellent 3-day trip with boisedoc and team. Great climb in a beautiful area. Hiked in to Sky Top basin on first day, and then summited via SW ramp route on day 2. I’d consider the route low 4th class, but lots of loose rock, so wear a helmet. I especially enjoyed the scramble section on the upper ridge after the ramp. Trip Report
Posted Oct 23, 2015 2:45 pm

boisedocgreat trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2015

boisedoc

enjoyable three day trip with a strong group up Skytop basin and the southwest couloir. The upper basin in beautiful but lots of talus hopping. We had great weather but I suspect there will not be many more summits this season. Armed with numerous trip reports, we had no difficulty with route finding. The SW Couloir (ramp) has plenty of loose rock and we were relieved that there were no other parties on the mountain. There are a couple of ropes in place right now that were helpful on the down climb. This route reminded me a lot of the Hourglass couloir route on Little Bear in Colorado.
Posted Sep 15, 2015 11:52 am

scgrantSW Couloir from Sky Top Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015

scgrant

Fantastic route. Camped the night prior at the Lady of the Lake TH and hiked up the next day with Greg Jagielski. We took a short cut bypassing the Aero Lakes by sticking to Sky Top Creek drainage. Possibly saved a couple miles RT and some elevation gain. See GPS track on Peakbagger http://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=543029. The potential of thunderstorms motivated us to hurry a bit and we reached to summit in just over 5 1/2 hours. Roundtrip hiking was 26 miles in 10 hours 22 min.
Posted Sep 13, 2015 11:58 pm

russwSW route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2012

russw

Camped at Rough Lake, 2-3 hrs from there to summit with good weather, no snow or ice. Take 2nd col past the big slab off to your right.
Posted Sep 1, 2015 4:22 pm

ericwillhiteSW Ramp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2015

ericwillhite

Great route to avoid exposure and difficult rock. Camped at the lake at 10,800 feet making summit day easy. This was my last state highpoint of any difficulty. Just some easy walk-up/drive-ups to go.
Posted Aug 31, 2015 8:22 pm

Karl HelserEast Ridge via FDP...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2015

Karl Helser

Second Summit of this mountain. Great conditions on climb day. Had thunder and lightning with hail the night before...and lots of goats. Bucket loads of water on Froze to Death Plateau. Snow bridge is gone.
Posted Aug 18, 2015 7:05 pm

sroot2nd State High Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2015

sroot

Took the SW Ramp up on the morning of the 14th which was absolutely beautiful. My oldest brother did the majority of the route finding which had only minor difficulties along the way. I had no idea that there would be technical moves involved but it was such a fun experience that I can't wait to tackle another mountain like it. With Mt. Borah (Idaho) being my only other state highpoint, this was a fun second step. Gannett Peak in Wyoming has my eyes on it!
Posted Jul 16, 2015 11:53 am

drootFun climb up the SW ramp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2015

droot

Hiked into the Sky Top basin the first night, headed for the summit the second day. Had a nice break in weather, and we headed up the SW "ramp" as it is described in several trip reports. VERY fun and challenging climb up the ramp, some places there were fixed ropes which were a nice help. We may have lost the correct route near the top, as we had some 4th class moves that were pretty exposed. Once we gained the ridge that connects to the summit ridge, it was easy going. Beautiful skies and a terrific view!
Posted Jul 15, 2015 10:30 pm

Puma concolorState Highpoint #48  Sucess!

Puma concolor

Summited with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides via the froze-to-death plateau approach. Outstanding weather and a perfect summit day for my first truly technical highpoint. Fun gang of state highpointers.
Posted Jul 5, 2015 7:06 am

seanoWest Rosebud and Froze-to-Death  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2014

seano

Dayhike in perfect October weather. The top is indeed solid 4th class, and fun, though the approach is a slog. Trip report.
Posted Oct 12, 2014 7:08 pm

punchlineDon't take the SW Couloir Route "for Granite!"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014

punchline

Read some great trip reports and hooked up w/SP's Redwic, hubby Photo61guy and Kevin for this climb from Lady of the Lakes Trailhead up the SW Ramp. Watched the weather closely and ended up delaying our trip in by 2 days, hoping the snow that fell the week before had melted enough. Most of the snow had melted however there was ice up the "Ramp" and easily 12" of snow up the summit ridge. Made for an exciting trip! Easily the most beautiful approach hike in that I have experienced in 40+ years of enjoying the outdoors as we had clear skies and the wildflowers were in full bloom. Would go back again to take non-climbing friends up to the Skytop Basin. A few mountain goats at our camp and bear and moose tracks by the Lady of the Lakes but no sightings. Thanks Redwic for letting us come along!
Posted Aug 31, 2014 6:49 pm

Redwic48th State Highpoint!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014

Redwic

This was my 48th and final State Highpoint in the Contiguous USA. Joel, Alison, and Kevin were all great climbing partners. We summited via the "Southwest Ramp" approach... which I totally endorse and recommend despite the less-than-ideal icy conditions we experienced.
Posted Aug 30, 2014 6:47 pm

kunz82414SW Ramp   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2014

kunz82414

Left Lady of the Lake trailhead in the morning and made the summit that evening via the southwest ramp.
Posted Aug 23, 2014 12:33 am

GlacierCountryFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2014

GlacierCountry

Long approach to high camp on a day of gale force winds. But had beautiful skies. Perfect summit day. Nobody else around. Climbed with Dustin, his third summit and my first summit but second try. Awesome adventure.
Standard route, from Mystic Lake
Posted Aug 9, 2014 12:39 am

gnarsifyB-day climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

gnarsify

Climbed on my b-day it was great.
Posted Apr 3, 2014 8:55 pm

Matt LemkeRe: Amazing Two Days

Matt Lemke

You're killing me lol....Here I am advocating for the Huckleberry Creek approach and you belittle it ;)



Posted Mar 3, 2014 8:20 pm

Bluebell08Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2013

Bluebell08

Standard Route from standard high camp as a 4 day trip/climb with JHMG. 2 nights before, 1 night after the summit climb and down on the 4th day. Great climb, mountain goats would not leave us alone at high camp! Got down from summit to high camp just in time to avoid a hailstorm. Beautiful hike up, but quite a haul!
Posted Dec 12, 2013 3:30 pm

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