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Alan EllisUntitled Comment

Alan Ellis

Voted 10/10

Thanks for the vote.



Alan
Posted Feb 1, 2006 11:48 am

Alan EllisUntitled Comment

Alan Ellis

Voted 10/10

Thanks for the vote.



AE
Posted Feb 4, 2006 7:20 pm

supermarmotpage format

supermarmot

Voted 10/10

the large panorama makes this otherwise excellent page really obnoxious to read. maybe it would be better to just have the image display as small? (just change the word 'medium' to 'small' in the html). maybe it could be converted into one of those pictures with the fancy scroll option? (i think there was an article about this a while back).

anything so that the reader doesn't have to scroll back and forth at every line in the text...
Posted Mar 26, 2007 6:36 am

Alan EllisRe: page format

Alan Ellis

Voted 10/10

Hmmmm....that's weird because it wasn't like that the other day. Anyway, I fixed it. Thanks for the heads up.

AE
Posted Mar 26, 2007 12:11 pm

Redwic"Easiest" is to each their own...

Redwic

Hasn't voted

Your quote:
"The easiest route to the summit involves a strenuous 10 -12 mile, 6300 ft, hike followed by sections of exposed class 3 and 4 rock climbing."

I think the term "easiest route" is incorrect, as each person might interpret that term differently. "Standard route" would be more accurate. From what I have heard, and I will learn this later myself, in person, the Southwest Couloir route (despite its ruggedness and slightly longer approach) is considered an easier summit route because of no Class IV sections.
Posted May 13, 2009 7:38 pm

Alan EllisRe:

Alan Ellis

Voted 10/10

Your comments are noted. AFTER you climb both routes, I would be then more interested in your assessment.
Posted May 13, 2009 9:43 pm

RedwicRe: Re:

Redwic

Hasn't voted

Again, "easiest" is a subjective term, whereas "standard" is an more accurate term.

The "South Face via East Ridge" approach has been the standard route for many years, but the "Southwest Couloir" approach is gaining popularity because of its lower level of technical difficulty.

I will be more than happy to give a firsthand assessment of the route(s) once I do them. :-)
Posted May 13, 2009 11:29 pm

RedwicNo "Check-In" Necessary

Redwic

Hasn't voted

I just spoke to the Beartooth Ranger District this morning. The ranger there said no "check-in" is necessary to go hiking to or climbing Granite Peak. No fees, either (as already mentioned on the SP page).
Posted Aug 25, 2009 2:01 pm

Alan EllisRe: No

Alan Ellis

Voted 10/10

Thank you for the update. That "check in" info was originally taken directly from the Forest Service website. I'll make the changes.
Posted Aug 26, 2009 2:27 pm

sockydrCurrent Granite Peak Conditions

sockydr

Hasn't voted

This is a very good page, especially considering the fact that we are planning on climbing Granite Peak next week (Aug 18 to Aug 22, 2011). Thus this post, looking for current info (I do know that there is more snow up there then usual this year):
There are several items I’d like to find out about:

1. Are ice axes and/or crampons necessary? (the less weight we have to carry the better).
2. What is the best trail head and trail to use to get to the base of Granite?
3. What is the best route for summiting in the least amount of time with a minimum of technical rock work? (We are looking to summit, not rock climb. We know enough about rock climbing to do Granite, but would prefer to minimize it)
4. Given the above, what is the availability of water on the trail?

Any other comments or pointers you wish to impart would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Posted Aug 8, 2011 10:40 pm

Alan EllisRe: Current Granite Peak Conditions

Alan Ellis

Voted 10/10

Sent you an email.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 3:56 pm

GlacierCountryFirst Time

GlacierCountry

Voted 10/10

Heading up for the first time Aug 31. Have heard snow is all but gone. Looking forward to good weather for our party of 8. Deciding on the route tonight.
Posted Aug 23, 2012 1:31 pm

Matt LemkeNew Ownership...

Matt Lemke

Voted 10/10

A big thank you to Alan Ellis for allowing me to continue this page. I have since added more detailed approach beta and added a new approach description for the Aero lakes (Southern) approach. I have also added maps, photos and updated links. If anyone has any input on how to better this page please don't hesitate to let me know! I have done three routes on this fantastic peak and consider it one of my favorite peaks in the entire Rocky Mountain chain in the USA.
Matt
Posted Aug 19, 2013 4:22 pm

Alan EllisRe: New Ownership...

Alan Ellis

Voted 10/10

Page looks great, Matt!
Posted Aug 26, 2013 5:38 pm

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