Heavy Runner Mountain (GNP) Climber's Log
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|GlacierCountry||Independence day climb |
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015
|Reached the true summit and enjoyed the short class V section. Got hit in the head by a rock when rapping down...good thing I had a helmet on! Long, hot slog out through the scree around Reynolds on the way out, ugh! Overall a great climb. Climbed with Julia D|
|Posted Jul 6, 2015 11:52 am|
|sushiman||Whats up with these gms grades |
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012
|Easy peak, but way harder than blackfoot, whats with these gms raitings! Another awesome climb in glacier. True summit is a fun climb, recommended to anything with a little climbing experience|
|Posted Sep 18, 2012 11:21 pm|
|Moni||True Summit |
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011
|With Fred. Absolutely glorious weather and great views. |
Only one tricky snow crossing/go around on the way across the basin.
The rappel sling left by the last party was in unexpectedly good shape and useable - the pica usually eat it between parties. So we saved the rappel stuff we had brought.
|Posted Sep 7, 2011 2:48 pm|
|TwaMontana||True Summit, roped for safety |
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011
|My first class 5 in the wild. Awesome.|
Perfect weather day, Sunny, 50F, No Wind(unusual)
Due to large late snow field and hard freeze that night we had to pass on the direct route and go around Reynolds. Slipped on a wet rock during the traverse, and took a pretty hard fall. Had to climb with a hole in the seat of my pants and a bruise on my thigh the size of a dinner plate.
|Posted Sep 6, 2011 5:38 pm|
|Michael Hoyt||Second Choice |
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2010
|Blake was kind enough to take my fiend and me up this mountain after we decided the low clouds made a climb of Cannon and Clements a waste of time -- we wanted views!|
It's a great climb up this mountain in spite of some crappy rock near the summit and having to traverse lots of scree to reach the mountain.
|Posted Aug 26, 2010 12:54 pm|
|EarMountain||Heavy Runner Mountain|
|1998 with Bill from a north side traverse below Reynolds.|
|Posted May 25, 2010 4:07 pm|
|Fred Spicker||East Face True Summit Tower |
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009
|With Vernon (saintgrizzly). Strange, but good weather. Fun climb.|
Climbed again on September 6, 2011 with Moni. Excellent weather.
|Posted Sep 8, 2009 12:06 pm|
|Saintgrizzly||True summit, with ropes... |
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009
|As climbing partner Fred Spicker said upon reaching the summit: "Your first technical GNP peak, and you don't get credit for it!" So true. Heavy Runner's not considered one of the Park's technical peaks, but it should be. Yes, it can be done without ropes (although it's class 5.3 or 5.4—both ways, mind you—and I can easily imagine there have been many stressed-out down-climbs following unroped ascents), but then you never need ropes on any climb anyway...until you fall. Then what happens?|
End of editorializing. Thanks so much for taking me up, Fred! A really nice day, and a peak I'd never have made on my own. And that rappel was a joy!
|Posted Sep 6, 2009 1:07 pm|
|KristinaAL||Intense day |
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2009
|Climbed with father and sister taking route around south of Reynolds. Ended up being a 14 hour day. Climbed up true summit with a rope tied around my waist and used webbing left by other climbers for a top-roped climb down. I enjoyed the perspective on the surrounding peaks.|
|Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:52 pm|
|FlatheadNative||Another So-so Day in Glacier...NOT! |
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007
|A great trip and climb of Heavy Runner.|
|Posted Sep 15, 2008 11:05 pm|