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surgentA real challenge, but worth every step  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2002


Part of a group of 11 led by Dave Covill of Colorado. This peak stretched my skill level considerably, but we were all successful and it was a safe day for everyone. Weather held for us. My second attempt, first success. Trip Report
Posted Oct 19, 2006 7:46 pm

OutdoorpartnerToo serious
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2003


Too technical for my skill level; summited a nearby peak with a great view.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 6:38 am

paclimberGranite Peak, August 2006  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


Very enjoyable climb, with some amazing views of the Beartooths. My favorite of the state highpoints, so far (#44). Got off the summit just in time, as storm was blowing in. Had trouble navigating back to high camp (11,500') due to dense fog. 2-3 inches of snow fell on us that night. Goats were good company, too
Posted Sep 5, 2006 6:20 pm

Rocker PaullyRoute: South face, Huckleberry/Avalanche Lake approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Rocker Paully

Great weather, climbed with the fargoan. Fun, fun climb.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 3:32 am

the fargoanRoute Climbed: Huckleberry Creek/East Ridge/South Fade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

the fargoan

3 days of perfect weather...couldn't have asked for better conditions. Seems like there's more of a trail going up Huckleberry drainage than there was 3 years ago when I last went.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 2:37 am

David P.West Rosebud/FTD/East Ridge/South Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

David P.

My partner Jeff and I reached the top around 1:30 pm after leaving our high camp (located near the beginning of the descending traverse to the Tempest-Granite saddle at about 12050 feet (not 11600 ft. as I had read about)) later in the morning. The previous afternoon/night it stormed hard for 10 hours leaving some snow and ice on the mountain we figured would melt out with the assistance of the sun. We proceeded to be the beneficiaries of at least 24 hours of perfect weather conditions. Although we didn't do much route topo consulting during the day, the new Joe Josephson guide is excellent and I would highly recommend it. Not a shred of snow on the alleged snowbridge from hell. The switchbacks up to FTD plateau were part of one of the best trails I've ever done to gain that amount of altitude. The traverse across the FTD plateau was very pleasant and fun.

Most of what I read in preparation for the outing, over-glorified or exaggerated what in good conditions is really a pretty mundane, enjoyable alpine adventure. Prior experience, particularly on complicated steep terrain certainly helps even in good conditions and essential for when conditions go to pot.

Posted Aug 17, 2006 7:55 pm

Karl HelserNot an epic...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

Karl Helser

but an awesome experience. Had great weather, and some crappy weather. I was glad I brought my stiff soled boots for walking over the points and edges of the granite boulder fields. For those wondering...right now, a couple of miles after ascending FTD plateau, you'll find plenty of water...the best running from the snowfields. Also, right now, the snow-bridge has snow on the north side with a deep pond of ice-cold water. The Mt goats are not shy, just a little cautious. From the snow bridge the route finding was a bit tricky. It seems as though it doesn’t matter how much you look at, and study the beta before climbing this peak, it's still tough to find the route. All in all I had a great time with a couple of good climbing pals. Thanks again Brian for a great lead.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 1:44 am

Brian JenkinsFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

Brian Jenkins

Finally got back and finished this one. Will do a trip report soon.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 7:13 pm

osatrikOSAT climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 1994


Jim Hinkhouse, Shirley Rogers, and I climbed from Avalanche Lake in the summer of 1994. Jim caught a couple of fish for us for dinner. He saw a couple of goats when he attained the ridge. Shirley knocked down a backetball-size boulder on the way up the chimney. This was number 41 of my 49 state high points.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 6:29 am

alpine climbertwo long days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

alpine climber

Left from Hamilton Friday morning and started up the trail around 1:30. We ran out of water on the trail and didn't find any until snow fields on the plateau. The snow bridge is more of a dirt bridge right now. Great weather going up the peak, but ran into snow/hail, lightning, wind and rain coming off the peak. We made it back to the car that night with a total of about 15 hours from camp to peak to car. Wonderful lightning strom on the way back to Bozeman. Great overall trip!
Posted Aug 14, 2006 7:18 pm

KraakenRoute Climbed: Huckleberry Drainage  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006


Had to wait an additional day due to storms on the 17th. Successfully summitted on July 18th, a beautiful, long day.
Bugs were pretty horrific. Fishing was outstanding - fresh trout for dinner! Plenty of Mountain Goats around camp. Went with Beartooth Guides - Charlie Hurd Manfredi and Rob Hart - real pros up there. Four of us altogether. It was a great experience. Also climbed Storm Spire on our wait day - highly recommended for a fun scramble. Only saw one other party during our climb. Had Avalanche Lake to ourselves. Beautiful country and a challenging highpoint to be sure.
Posted Jul 25, 2006 3:38 pm

bnschwerinSouth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005


Looped the route, went up FTD, and out Huckleberry Creek which resulted in very little retracing, which was nice. Summited by 8:45 a.m., spent close to an hour on top, just chillin. Highlight was glissading from the saddle biviouac down to avalanche lake. We were suprised to see so few people on a Sat. in August, we pased two small parties near the snowbridge on our descent.
Posted Feb 28, 2006 4:34 am

zoinkRoute Climbed: Froze To Death Plateau/South face Date Climbed: August 2005


Great trip.

My first real overnight hiking trip. Good weather; we did not need, crampons, ice axes or ropes. Climbed with three friends. Took three days, but should have taken two (one member was out of shape and had too much weight).

Posted Jan 22, 2006 7:18 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!


Heavy snow the day before we arrived made this climb a little more challenging. The snowbridge crosiing was a lot fun and the rock climbing was good also- lots of solo climbers. Needed rope to rap down snow filled gulleys that were sliding in the warm sun. Met up with two nice fellows from NC. Got very log-jammed on the way down as we had 5-8 people rapping off the same line. - Sean Duffy
Posted Dec 30, 2005 9:28 pm

TeeLeeRoute Climbed: Mystic/FTD Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!


2nd try; great conditions this year. This was our 49th state highpoint and technically the toughest. We are not exp. climbers, so the lead work done by our Man of Steel, Charlie Gorski of Jackson Hole, was key. Tip #1) Try camping at the shortcut noted by others nr. top of switchbacks. It saved us 45-60 mins.Plus, our lower camp meant no grunting full packs up ankle-twister FTD. Drawback: Stumbling back in the dark! We started up at 8 am; 6 am would have been ideal. Tip #2) Our 30m single rope was fine for the 5-6 rappels. Tip #3) The detailed route description listed elsewhere on this site was perfect. Tip #4) We didn't carry a phone but saw that others' phones worked at the higher spots. Given the remoteness, difficulty and risks on this climb, I could foresee this being of great value in an emergency.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 4:30 pm

shabbaRoute Climbed: Via Froze To Death Plateau Date Climbed: August 23, 2005  Sucess!


First ascent of Granite For me. I went with a group of ten guys, and we got all of us on the summit. It was a great trip, and we were blessed with good weather.
Posted Aug 25, 2005 1:18 am

CBakwinRoute Climbed: E Ridge, Huckleberry approach Date Climbed: August 15, 2005  Sucess!


Summitted in perfect weather, ten hours from the parking lot via Huckelberry creek and Avalanche Lake. Really fun peak, brought ropes but did not use them. A Great Day and a Great Peak.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 2:53 pm

JoleeRoute Climbed: East Ridge - Huckleberry Creek Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!


Perfect day, fun climb. While I hear the hike in via Froze to Death Plateau is pretty burly, the hike in from Huckleberry Creek, to this day, is the hardest hike I have ever done. I will not repeat it. I will add, our original intention was to climb the North face of Granite, so we were geared up with crampons, axes, full rack, etc. In other words we had heavy packs. The glacier under the N.face had receded so much we were looking at a really ugly climb up unconsolidated glacial dirt. Yuck.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 1:52 am

granitepeakerRoute Climbed: Via Froze to Death Plateau Date Climbed: July 9, 2004  Sucess!


This was my 5th summit of Granite Peak. Five for five, not bad I guess. GP is definately one of my most favorite peaks to climb. I've climbed it from both the F2D Plateau and Huckleberry Route. The Huckleberry route is much more scenic, but slow going. I climb the peak each year in mid July and it's always interesting to see how the weather is and how large the snow bridge will be. Every year the snow bridge has been different ... either really large or really small. If it's large with lots of snow it will take much longer because you'll want to rope up. Every GP trip I've been on it's rained, snowed, and hailed ... so plan for the worst :)

~Jason Maehl
Posted Aug 5, 2005 2:58 am

althegreekRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: july 2003  Sucess!


got hit by a bad storm. snow in july. difficult route finding. great mountain in a remote wilderness
Posted Jul 12, 2005 7:00 pm

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