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russwSW route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2012
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

nickhowesSW Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2013

nickhowes

Great weather.
Posted Nov 8, 2013 12:22 pm

Pfeiffer75Tiring climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

Pfeiffer75

Climbed via the Sky Top basin and SW coulior. Back pack in was tiring with tons of boulders, stream crossings, and lakes. We camped at the first Sky top lake, just above Rough Lake. Summit day was uneventful on the way up. There was a lot of loose rock in the chute. Although the scrambling is straight forward for experienced climbers, the loose rock is a serious issue. I would consider a helmet mandatory. Climbers should take care if they are in large groups or there are multiple groups in the coulior. We had the chute to ourselves, but it would have been VERY DANGEROUS if there are multiple groups in the chute at the same time. It is definitely a bowling alley. Found one rope and one webbing anchor in the chute. The rope appeared damaged and frayed. We did not use either anchor. Made it to the summit and back to camp in 6 hours. Packed up and hiked back to car in same day as summit. Rained on us the entire way out. We ran into a black bear on the trail near the Grouse Creek Jeep Trail and Lady of the Lake trail junction. There was about 50 feet between us and the bear. The bear ran away and wanted nothing to do with us, but still it was a nervous moment
Posted Sep 4, 2013 6:00 pm

idahomtnhighSouthwest Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2012

idahomtnhigh

Great climb with my brothers. Tried this peak one other time and got turned back from bad conditions on the standard route from West rosebud. Coming in on Sky Top Creek and up the Southwest Couloir is the way to go. I will be back again!
Posted Sep 3, 2013 11:53 pm

montanajamesSW Couloir with family  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

montanajames

Climbed with several family members Labor Day weekend. Stood on top at 2:00 PM with no clouds and no wind. Perfect day. The loose rock in the couloir is DANGEROUS. Take cover if anyone above you is moving in the couloir. Make sure people below you are taking cover if you are moving in the couloir.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 12:22 pm

dstevenson0204Insane  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

dstevenson0204

This peak is way intense. class 4 climbing and rappelling at its finest!!
Posted Aug 27, 2013 1:30 pm

Alex WoodAmazing Two Days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013

Alex Wood

We approached via Huckleberry Creek and Avalanche Lake. The approach was terrible, but it wasn't the best either. Lots of schwacking above Princess Lake and the trail is absent from there on out. We stayed at the camp spot but the unnamed pond above Cold Pond. This was a great place to stay. We then did Granite from here after. The talus below Avalanche Lake is terrible. Above it was equally as bad. I would recommend taking crampons and taking the side of the glacier up to the Bicouvac Saddle. That would have been amazing. Climbing Granite and descending it went smoothly. We used a rope for a handline on the way down. We then took Froze to Death on the way down (we stashed our overnight stuff at the saddle). I would highly recommend doing Granite this way. Navigation on FTD wasn't that hard on the way down
Posted Aug 24, 2013 10:22 am

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