Welcome to SP!  -

Granite Peak Climber's Log

Sort By:

[ Sign the Climber's Log ]
Viewing: 1-20 of 143 « PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  NEXT » 

olsennRoute Climbed: Froze-to-death Date Climbed: 1 Aug 01  Sucess!


My wife and I left the West Rosebud/ power plant trailhead at 7:30 pm, and made camp in the dark at the top of the switchbacks at 10,000' at midnight. The next day we made it to the edge of the plateau next to Tempest at 12,080'. We contemplated an afternoon ascent if no thunderstorms developed, but opted to rest instead. Weather radio now began predicting an incoming storm, and sure enough, after a night of high winds 1-2 inches of snow covered the tent and everything above 10,000'. We waited out the next day, and that evening the skies began to clear. Most of the snow was gone by mid morning the next day. We carried one ice axe, and belayed each other across the snow bridge. Route finding was interesting even with good beta. Exposure wasn't as terrible as I expected, but we belayed across a couple sections. We summitted at noon, rappelled a few short pitches, and made a long hike out.
Posted Aug 5, 2001 7:02 pm

pictioneerRoute Climbed: Mystic Lake route Date Climbed: august 1975  Sucess!


Was a great climb. Was young and inexperienced and took no rope, so got a little dicey at top, but highly recommend this climb. The view is great. Was lucky in that we didn't have any thunderstorms roll in.
Posted Mar 25, 2001 6:14 pm

JezikahRoute Climbed: Phantom Lake Trail Date Climbed: Aug 1999  Sucess!
It was a great climb! We had wonderful weather, except for a few afternoon showers. Weather is usually the deciding factor of whether you're going to make it or not and this area is notorious for storms brewing up quickly. I know people that have made it to base camp or even part way up the mountain (several times) only for a big snowstorm or thunderstorm to move in during a matter of minutes. Most people rope up when climbing Granite, especially going across the snow bridge and the last couple hundred feet or so. But, it isn't needed and we actually didn't rope up. I just thought it was a great time and an awesome experience. And I have one down on the quest for the 50 highest points of each state. I totally recommend climbing Granite, intermediate or even fit beginners can make it, but it's fun for more experienced climbers, too.
Posted Mar 23, 2001 5:39 pm

Viewing: 1-20 of 143 « PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  NEXT » 
[ Return to 'Granite Peak' main page ]