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Brian Jenkinsfun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

Brian Jenkins

First one of the day, came up the west ridge cross country and then on to Angell.
Posted Aug 8, 2017 10:31 pm

idahomtnhighI Honor of Jim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2014


Returned to climb this one again 20 years later, in honor of my first climbing partner Jim. He will be greatly missed. Thanks for getting me started Jim.
Posted Dec 8, 2014 2:11 am

jlfriesenfound a knife on top of this one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013


This was a great mountain to climb with my brother Jerrod early in the summer. There was a little rock scrambling to the top but the view was awesome. Green everywhere you look. We found a pocket knife up here but decided to leave it for the next lucky summiter.
Posted Apr 21, 2014 4:48 pm

jafriesenSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013


Josh and I hiked the south ridge from Angell peak. We dubbed this one "butterfly peak" because there were about 5 of them enjoying the summit views with us.
Posted Apr 19, 2014 5:34 pm

calebEOCUp the west ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011


Scrambled up the west ridge, mountain goats were milling about down low, nice warm september hike.
Posted Sep 5, 2011 11:43 am

boisedocsnowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2011


splattski and I had a good snowshoe up this. It is fairly steep but quick. We went up the south ridge and down the west ridge a ways before dropping down the north face
Posted Jan 24, 2011 11:29 pm

dirthSouthwest "Face"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009


Climbed up the South Ridge because we were hiking with dogs and wanted to keep it as easy as possible for them. Descended via the Southwest "face" which was much more open, much easier, more straightforward climbing. I would recommend that as an ascent route over either of the other ridges.
Posted Aug 14, 2009 2:11 am

cjwhatGood scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008


Started from Anthony Lake, hiked past Lilypad Lake, the up the NE ridge. Steeper than expected, which was good for the two 12-year old boys I took. Rico actually led quite a bit and once I caught up with him it was too late to mention his route was too steep.
Posted Aug 14, 2008 8:11 pm

nickkarlSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Climbed in conjunction with Angle, Lee and Lookout. Was a great day and a crazy view down the shoot.
Posted Jul 20, 2008 6:34 pm

jtreeToe test
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008


I attempted to climb this soon after I had toe surgery. I choose it due to it's apparent easy access from Anthony Lake, and beautiful aspect, but apparently it was too soon to after my operation and I wasn't able to make it very far before I had to turn around due to toe trouble. A beautiful area though to be sure and well worth a side trip if you're in the general area and are looking for a nice diversion.
Posted Jul 20, 2008 10:42 am

idahomtnhighMy First Winter Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 1994


This was the first time I had ever climbed in the winter. My friend Jim and I picked it because of the easy access. It was a graet little climb, couldn't see much due to the snow. It snowed 18 inches in the 8 hours we were up there. Still fun!
Posted May 11, 2007 6:50 pm

stolenjRoute Climbed: Out of Hoffer Basin Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!


Been to the top of Gunsight many times with Troop 514 out of La Grande, OR. Beautiful day-hike that only takes two-three hours. Hiked up out of Hoffer Basin and scrambled up into the notch of Gunsight for lunch. Did some exploring up top looking down toward Angel Basin, but returned the way I had arrived. Great weather, Anthony Lakes were bustling with activity of early-summer enthuasists but out of Hoffer Basin only saw one hiker.
Posted Dec 6, 2005 2:13 pm

mrhRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 1, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed the west ridge on a brisk morning and then scrambled across the peaks to the south before dropping down to the trail. From there I went east and south to Cunningham Saddle, then back over Angel Saddle and down the 73 trail to Anthony Lake. A great day it was.
Posted Sep 20, 2005 3:29 pm

cmc56789Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 14, 2005  Sucess!


I did this one as part of a 4-day trip to the Elkhorns. After camping at Summit Lake, I hiked back to the Elkhorn Crest trailhead on Forest Road 73, and still had 5 or 6 hours of daylight left so I gave this one a shot. It was hands down the most fun of the whole 50 miles covered. Fun, but not too dangerous scramble, and I still had enough time to hike The Lakes Lookout afterwards. This was certainly a little different scenery than the rest of Oregon. I hope to be back soon!
Posted Sep 19, 2005 4:04 am

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