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mtybumpoSufferfest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

mtybumpo

Climbed the North ridge from Christmas Meadows. It was a fun climb except for the mosquitoes and extreme heat among other things. Descended the West Face due to an approaching storm. The descent is where the fun stopped and the suffering began.
Posted Jun 29, 2013 10:25 pm

jhardinkBeautiful Summer Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

jhardink

Easy climb on the north ridge from Christmas Meadows. Opted for a fun, quick descent off the summit to Ostler Fork.
Posted Jun 12, 2012 4:38 pm

Joseph BulloughCold Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Joseph Bullough

Summited via ski trip with Dmitry on a clear but windy day. The thermometer read 0° F when we left the car.
Posted Mar 21, 2010 5:57 pm

ZeeJayGreat peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

ZeeJay

8/4/2009, 7/12/2009, 6/27/2009,

4/30/2009 Started at the winter parking area at mile 48.6 on the MLH. Unfortunately the gate was still closed even though the road was bare as far as I could see. Walked the road until the 343/120 turnoff. That road was also bare. Turned off on 120 (snowy) which I followed until its end. Traversed over to the Boundary Creek drainage which I followed until the base of 10897. Up to this point I was able to float on top of the snow even without snowshoes but once I started climbing 10897 I had to put them on. From the top of 10897 I followed the north ridge of Lamotte all the way to the summit. It was very windy on the summit ridge, but it was a pretty warm day. Still, I had to keep the big bulky mittens on and it was very time consuming to take pictures. There are fantastic views in all directions once on the ridge. The whole thing was 23.5 miles RT. I started at 6, got to the summit at 1:40 and was back at the car at 8:40. I was expecting miserably soft snow on the return, but it never got too bad. For sure it was soft and mushy, but I still managed to stay on top with the snowshoes, thanks to the good refreeze the night before. The bottom part took a lot longer on the way down than on the way up because of the soft snow.

10/2/2008 West couloir

9/4/2008 With Moogie737 and Brent. Up and down the west couloir.

8/15/2008 Beautiful hike. Great views but unfortunately I forgot my camera. Started at the Christmas Meadows TH and stayed on the trail until due west of the summit. Left the trail at about N40 46.370 W110 46.316 Headed for the couloir located at N40 46.191 W110 45.861 For the most part, the rock in this couloir is nice and stable in convenient step sized chunks. However, it gets less so as you near the top and I was eventually pretty much on all 4's, but still, it's not so bad. The 4.25 miles/1300' vertical on the trail took 1:50 and the 1.15 miles/2600' vertical off-trail took 1:40. On the way back, I took the ridge N until shortly before 11783 and then headed NW, then N, then W to get back to the trail about .6 miles from the TH. The whole thing took 6.5 hours and was about 10.25 miles.

7/24/2007 With Dave A. Went up as above, but on the way down we followed the ridge all the way to Scow Lake and then did some little peaks NW of Scow, 10381, 10376, and 10356 before bushwhacking down to the road.
Posted May 2, 2009 5:47 pm

Moogie737Autumn delight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2008

Moogie737

Thanks to Zeejay for taking me and Brent along. I've seen a lot of steep things, but after we left the trail at 10,100' the length of the long boulder-drenched slog was unparalleled. Still, as Zeejay put it, you can keep moving, even if the pace is slow. Fabulous views from the summit - too bad the very cold wind prevented us from enjoying them longer than a few milliseconds! :)
Posted Sep 5, 2008 12:13 am

Jeremy FranchowRoute climbed: variation of Baker Lake/North Ridge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Jeremy Franchow

From Christmas Meadows TH, ascended near the drainage south of Scow Lake. Once I made the top of the northwest ridge at 10650 ft, it was easy and fast going all the way to the summit. Saw a couple of bucks, a large grouse, and a bobcat along the way. Descended quickly down the steep west slope due to an approaching t-storm. Beautiful hike/climb, most of it above treeline!
Posted Jul 13, 2007 6:21 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: #1 East Fork Bear River, #2 Stillwater Fork, #3 Baker Lake Date Climbed: Last time to summit was July 24, 1995  Sucess!

Scott

Nice peak.
Posted Apr 20, 2004 9:43 pm

KimberlyRoute Climbed: From East Fork Date Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!

Kimberly

It was a gorgeous hike, but I didn't go all the way to the top.
Posted Apr 20, 2004 6:00 pm

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