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Rocker PaullyIn a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Rocker Paully

took us 11 1/2 hrs from east rosebud, would have been shorter if we hadn't been delayed by so many enticing raspberries along the trail.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 11:18 am

bakcastSouthwest Couloir/Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009


Climbed from high camp in Skytop drainage with my wife, a buddy and our two pups. Made the summit in under 2 hours and were amazed to find the summit empty until 10 am or so. Really quite plesant for a high pressure Saturday in August after all the terrible tales of crowds!
Posted Aug 24, 2009 6:19 pm

SarahThompsonStd route from East Rosebud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009


The Phantom Creek Trail is fantastic and very easy going. Boulder hopping across Froze-To-Death Plateau sucks. The plateau was cold, windy and miserable as advertised. The weather was marginal, but we managed to squeeze in the climb on a sunny morning. Ascent took less then 4 hours. Descent back to the snow bridge took about an hour, then it snowed the rest of the hike back to camp. I thought the upper portion of the route was an extremely fun scramble. Had the mountain to ourselves and only caught sight of 3 people during our two day stay on the plateau!
Posted Aug 19, 2009 11:58 am

alpine climber2nd summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

alpine climber

Summitted on the day before the weather started to turn bad. Took our time and spent some extra days around Mystic Lake. Lots of people on the plateau, as usual. A helmet is the only essential need, especially if people are climbing above you. A couple goats reached the top before us, but other than that, we had the mountain to ourselves.
Posted Aug 16, 2009 3:21 pm

Joseph Bulloughvia Southwest Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

Joseph Bullough

Climbed with Michael via the Southwest Couloir. Suffered through wind and snow, but we persevered and eventually reached the summit. A 14 hour round trip from base camp at Lower Areo Lake.
Posted Aug 15, 2009 10:10 pm

climbupskidownscorn huckleberry!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009


5 hours from w. rosebud to tempest. 11 hour break. 3 hours to summit. 8 hours out hucklebery. hucklebery was absolutely awful!
Posted Aug 13, 2009 3:49 am

grabbs146great climb!!!!!!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009


great climb!!! Not so good weather. rained every day. and on the way out it stormed 4 $#@%!!! times on us.(very wet)
Posted Aug 12, 2009 6:32 pm

AlpinistEast Ridge via East Rosebud Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009


CMC Expedition Co-chair and trip leader for the 2009 Western Outing. Summitted as a group of 6 with the Chicago Mountaineering Club. We belayed 2 pitches going up and then played leap frog with 2 ropes going down which sped up the descent. Altogether 10 of 14 people in the group made the summit, 2 people opted not to climb, and 2 had to turn back above the keyhole due to an approaching storm. I was on top during the best weather window of the week. This is my 30th state HP and the second of three during this trip. Four of us clmbed Harney Peak first and then White Butte afterwards. Great climb! Tough approach!
Posted Aug 8, 2009 4:42 pm

SnowyEast Ridge  Sucess!


Too many people! Great trip w/ friends, but will never do the std. route again if I can help it.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:00 pm

Dennis PoulinStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

Dennis Poulin

Great hike with great fiends. It was good to have pic's along to find the route through the rocks.
Posted Jul 15, 2009 12:16 pm

Tbacon251SW Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009


Made the summit on June 27th at 2:00 pm with 5 great friends. The route was very tough and well worth it.
Posted Jul 4, 2009 5:24 pm

I like it on topSW Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

I like it on top

I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of reaching the summit of this mountain. The couloir was tough but worth it. Another successful outing with Cops on Top.
Posted Jun 30, 2009 2:54 pm

pyergerscary lighting storm!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2002


Loved this peak. great friends,and Great scrambling on the top.
We could see the Tetons way out there.
Posted May 15, 2009 1:56 pm

ivyonupWith more experience


Fiance and I attempted this peak, but didn't have the technical skills to make it all the way to the top. Will try again, inshallah.
Posted May 5, 2009 11:28 am

bfrenchGranite  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2001


Perfect fall day.
Posted Apr 28, 2009 12:29 am

spathvSW Couloir Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008
Drove to Cooke City, MT on 28 Aug 08 and stayed at Soda Butte Lodge. Charming/outdated/needs work - but only a few miles from the trailhead. Drove to trailhead on 29 Aug 08 - and began hiking up to Rough Lake at 9:00 am. Arrived at Rough Lake at 3:00 p.m., and we camped at far north east end of the lake. 30 Aug we left camp at 6:40 am, and mostly stayed left for all the Sky Top Lakes - hit Sky Top Glacier Basin at 10:30 am. Small delay on a very steep snow field at the edge of one of the lakes - icy in the am - and so we hiked up and over. Summited at 12:30 p.m. Met a couple others coming up from Froze to Death. Hiked out on the 31st and stayed a second night in Cooke City.

Hike up the couloir was interesting. Some descent upclimbs - but the exposure is definitly much better than on the other side. Happy to provide additional information if you need it.

Posted Sep 4, 2008 1:17 pm

Rocker Paullyin a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Rocker Paully

started from East Rosebud trailhead, ran to Echo lake, bushwhacked up to Lowary Lakes, climbed the standard route, then came off via FTD plateau and the Phantom Lake approach. It was a long day, especially when my buddy got altitude sickness about halfway through the 30 mile day.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 11:45 pm

jimboaSW Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2008


Route was in good shape with no significant ice in the couloir. We had a heck of a time interpreting trailhead directions to get to Lady of the Lake which took up some time on day one. After that, it was fairly straightforward.

Our trip was: Day 1: Get lost, but eventually end up at Lone Elk Lake (great campsite at NW end of lake) by 5 pm; Day 2: Summit and on the way back to camp, explore ridge above Rough Lake (beautiful mountain playground up there); Day 3: Hike out via Shelter Lake (another amazing area) and then back into Skytop drainage. The only gear we had besides backpacking stuff was helmets.
Posted Aug 29, 2008 10:18 am

mad maximusSW Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

mad maximus

Hiked in via Sky Top Creek with 2 friends and camped at the first Sky Top lake. Started late an ended up reaching the top a couple hours before dark. We ended up getting down just before sunset and waiting out night on the plateau rather than break our legs on the boulder field. Hiked out the next morning. I am not sure that any "agile dog" could climb this route with exception to underdog.
Posted Aug 25, 2008 6:06 pm

Alcas24Southwest Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008


Hiked in with my girlfriend via Sky Top Creek and camped at Lone Elk Lake. I soloed the route from there. Didn't see a soul between Lone Elk and the summit. The route was pretty straightforward but there was one choke in the couloir that was covered in verglas and pretty unnerving. I was surprised to find 7 people on the summit, including a group from Billings doing some survey work. Amazing weather, not a hint of clouds or wind.
Posted Aug 18, 2008 2:14 am

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