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SnowsloggerFTD, east ridge, s face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2003


Made the FTD boulder hop harder than it had to be due to fog, then it cleared. A good climb the next day, though we didn't set any speed records. Some study needed to stay on route.
Posted Dec 30, 2009 4:51 pm

paulstuSolo in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009


Soloed Granite in a day from Mystic and over Froze-to-Death - my 50th Birthday "celebration"...11 hours car to car. Only spent a few minutes on top since it was snowing. My 8th time on the summit, 7th one-day ascent...first time alone.
Paul Sturman, Bozeman, MT
Posted Dec 15, 2009 6:04 pm

BondDamn Weather
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009


Ascended Froze-to-Death via a couloir about 1/4 mile east of the Anti Duct tower. So many raspberries! We camped about one mile from the snow bridge, and encountered a fierce lightning storm in the night followed by snow and rain the next morning.
Posted Sep 28, 2009 10:00 pm

montaneerSW Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2009


Camped at Rough Lake on a five day traverse through "The Top of the World." From Rough Lake I crossed over the pass between the lake and Sky Top Lakes Basin leaving at 8:30. Made descent time over the talus and boulder hoping terrain in 2 hours to the base of "the slab." Ascended solo up the SW Couloir following the obvious path of past climbers. Summited in 1 hour 30 min. Found I had the route to myself which was awesome. Just me and the mountain!! The Couloir is listed as class 3 and lived up to its billing as the "Bowling Alley." Plenty of falling rock so no brainer on the helmet. No ice ax needed for the few remaining ice patches as routes around them were evident. Fantastic exposure higher up and amazing views!!
Posted Sep 14, 2009 12:39 am

peakhuggerEast ridge/south face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2009


Approached via Froze-to-Death and summited under blue skies and minimal wind. No other parties summiting that day; nice to have the mountain to ourselves! Avoided the Labor Day crowds and counted 26 people on the trail attempting the summit on 9/6/09. Weather moving in though, did any of you make it?
Posted Sep 6, 2009 9:21 pm

RedwicTurned Around On SWC Route
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009


During morning hours and with only 540' elevation to go to the summit, in the Southwest Couloir, I suddenly had a bad feeling that a freak storm was coming. It was one of those "smell a storm coming" moments. Although we knew we could reach the summit OK, we were concerned about the possibility of questionable weather while trying to descend the couloir, so my partner and I agreed to turn around. Shortly after getting off the mountain, we turned around and could no longer see the mountain! We considered waiting out the storm to make another attempt, but the storm lasted (for the most part) for two days! It was a frustrating decision to turn around, but it was the right decision. We lived to climb another day, and the mountain is not going anywhere.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 3:25 pm

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

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