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

jlfriesen

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

jafriesen

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

Brian JenkinsShort Morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

Brian Jenkins

Did this one in about an hour from Anthony Lakes (where there was a beaver swimming about). Fun, easy scramble. Appears the summit register is on the west summit but the east appears higher. Both are easy to get to. Went on to Angell Peak from here.
Posted Oct 3, 2011 10:44 am

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

calebEOC

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

splattskiTraverse around the drainage  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2011

splattski

We traversed from Lees, over Angell, and then on to Gunsight, and then back to the Nordic Center. Beautiful day, stable snow, partially sunny.
Trip report
Posted Mar 23, 2011 9:12 am

boisedocsnowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2011

boisedoc

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

dirth

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

cjwhat

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

nickkarl

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

jtree

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

idahomtnhigh

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!

stolenj

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!

mrh

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!

cmc56789

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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