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BeDrinkableFlowers, flowers everywhere.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014

BeDrinkable

What a day. Clear views, wandering thunderstorms, wildflowers, wildflowers, wildflowers. I think the views from this peak are some of the best I've seen in the Pioneers. And this is one photogenic mountain range.
Posted Jul 23, 2014 6:55 pm

gbrillWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2014

gbrill

North ridge was too corniced, so we down climbed and ascended the West Ridge.
Posted Jun 4, 2014 11:06 pm

idpeakgirlWest Ridge & Loop hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

idpeakgirl

Straightforward hike up west ridge. Great views of Cobb/Old Hyndman area from midway up and to summit. Gray's has a stunning, photogenic upper ridgeline. Descended SW, near point 8975 and caught a trail that continued on to points 9047 and 8923 before dropping into upper Timber Draw; lots of avy debris through here, making it a fun obstacle course, with lush greenery and rushing water exiting good sized snow piles. Stinging nettle spotted only in lower reaches of TD, and not tall/thick enough yet to cause concern. Great training hike!
Posted Aug 7, 2012 8:30 pm

mfox79Fun Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

mfox79

Was a fun day in Fedral Gulch. the views of the pioneer range are some of the best from the summit
Posted Jul 22, 2012 10:44 pm

mtybumpoLast minute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

mtybumpo

Tagged it last minute while in the area. Great View!
Posted Jul 22, 2012 12:29 am

boisedocgood spring climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2012

boisedoc

fun early season climb with splattski. I little snow on the ridge for cramponing but very straightforward.
Posted May 19, 2012 6:35 pm

MlaskySolo #2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Mlasky

My second solo outing. Everyone was busy...I hated not having anyone to share it with. Perfect climbing conditions, quiet day...not a soul around. Took the west ridge ascent from the parking lot, and on the descent scrambled down to catch the Federal Gulch trail back to the trailhead.
Posted Aug 7, 2011 8:36 pm

DrGranolaVery fun.   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010

DrGranola

Went up the west ridge which was very fun with little scrambles here and there. Surprisingly, the footing was really good, which made for good time. Went down the Federal Gulch trail with no stinging needle noted...
Posted Jul 9, 2010 9:05 pm

nickkarlClear And Beautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

nickkarl

Hiked from the trail out of Federal Gulch once to the saddle made my way up the ridge to the summit. Fast hike RT 6hrs 8miles, great class 2 hike one of the best views I've ever seen!
Posted Jun 27, 2010 8:59 pm

nickkarlClear And Beautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

nickkarl

Hiked from the trail out of Federal Gulch once to the saddle made my way up the ridge to the summit. Fast hike RT 6hrs 8miles, great class 2 hike one of the best views I've ever seen!
Posted Jun 27, 2010 8:59 pm

toddschwarzWest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

toddschwarz

Perfect day heading up the west ridge from the camp ground. Thanks to all for the warning about the brush and nettle at the lower trail. That sucked came down that way. But all else was spectacular. Saw a bull elk scrambling across the scree just below the summit. Quite a ruckus.
Posted Jul 27, 2009 8:37 pm

splattskiSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

splattski

Did the climb up the trail from Federal Gulch. Easy drive in. Tall brush up the creek, including stinging nettle. Nice, windless day, with temp in the 70s and no wind- we had a smorgasbord lunch on top for over an hour in shirtsleeves. Sweet! H B-day to me.
Posted Sep 14, 2008 8:47 pm

hgrapidHard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

hgrapid

Climbed a new route, I call Gully#2 (will be up soon). This was a tricky climb once I got off the trail. Lots of loose scree. The view at the summit was INCREDIBLE!
Posted Aug 4, 2006 3:56 pm

Scrambling ManFederal Gulch to West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2004

Scrambling Man

Enjoyable climb. Cool June day. Great views of the Pioneers.
Posted Feb 14, 2006 3:02 am

sadicoffRoute Climbed: Federal Gulch up/West Ridge down Date Climbed: September 20, 2005  Sucess!

sadicoff

Enjoyed a beautiful fall day with my dog Jessie. Found a geocache at the summit. Kept hearing what I thought was bugling, but didn't quite sound right. Then I saw below me a white animal, thought maybe it was a wayward cow from the valley. As I descended the ridgeline, I came upon a goat. We were both startled. I'm not sure what a domestic goat was doing way up here. Also came upon a moose further down in the trees on the west ridge.
Posted Sep 21, 2005 2:57 pm

ker bRoute Climbed: federal gulch/west ridge Date Climbed: aug 9, 2005  Sucess!
lower half of trail is extremely overgrown with weeds/flowers and unfortunatly stinging nettle.

we had shorts on and it did not feel good.

nice weather on the way up and then the clouds started forming pretty bad on the way down with lightning over the main portion of the pioneers, we escaped and even had more sunshine once back in the lower portion of federal gulch. took about 5.5 hours total.

this has been a wet summer and the weeds/flower still green this late in the season. almost thought it was june...

ker-b
Posted Aug 10, 2005 12:32 pm

IdahoSummitsRoute Climbed: West Ridge Direct Date Climbed: April 17, 2004  Sucess!

IdahoSummits

Climbed on a snowy day with kpdonaldson. Finally saw the peak when I climbed a nearby peak a few months later :-)
Posted Feb 19, 2005 2:51 pm

kdonaldsonRoute Climbed: West Ridge Direct Date Climbed: April 17, 2004  Sucess!

kdonaldson

Climbed through falling snow and low visibility to summit with bigdan. We headed directly up the west ridge instead of travelling up Federal Gulch.
Posted Nov 12, 2004 12:40 am

IdahoKidRoute Climbed: Standard Route From Saddle Date Climbed: June11th/04  Sucess!

IdahoKid

A great mountain for scoping out more difficult Pioneer ascents... The wind on this day was blowing so hard on the ridge I could barely walk up. I estimated the wind chill factor in the single digits (in June)... Yikes!
Posted Nov 11, 2004 11:43 pm

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