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kdonaldsonNortheast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2007


Went with my friend Rob and my dog Red. We did a more direct route up the Northeast face. Left the trailhead at 6:15. Weather was very cold (in the teens). Started hitting patches of snow along the trail and before crossing the creek we lost the trail and ended up bushwacking for a while. We saw bear tracks in the snow. Got to the upper meadow about 8 AM. From here it took us 4 hours to summit with solid snow all the way to the top. The snow varied from a few inches on rocks to deep snow up to your knees depending on where you went. Total of approx 6 hrs to summit. My 5th twelver, Rob's 2nd and Red's 2nd. We made it back to the trailhead in 3 hours for a total of 9 hours car to car.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 9:46 am

nickkarlEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007


Climbed the East ridge. Long dusty drive back there, but made the climb enjoyable. Climbed Borah the previous day, so it was great getting the 2nd highest mountain in Idaho right after the 1st. This was my 8th 12er. Stay to the right of the gulley the route is much eaiser over there!
Posted Aug 27, 2007 10:03 am

boisedoclong drive short hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007


Had an uneventful hike up the east ridge after the arduous drive to the east side. Nice weather but too hazy for much in the way of views
Posted Jul 22, 2007 10:48 pm

Super DaveWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

Super Dave

This climb was an "instant classic" for me. Very cool peak, a ton of elevation gain, a fun challenging scramble, and a good climbing partner. Sean sums up our day pretty well in his entry below. Here’s a write up and some photos.
Posted May 23, 2007 4:01 pm

SawtoothSeanWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2007


Great day scrambling with SuperDave. We had to negotiate around loose rock and snowfields to reach the summit which was capped with snow. The day was cloudy with winds that were very strong near Leatherman Pass and we had a brief spritzing of snow. We descended the northeast ridge and down into the West Fork of the Pahsimeroi Valley and then back up over Leatherman Pass from the north. Total net elevation gain was over 7000 feet in about 12 ground miles.
Posted May 21, 2007 12:45 am

skunk apeski trip  Sucess!

skunk ape

first time in the summer of 99, second, on March 12 2005 for a ski down on lame snow and worse weather.
Posted Feb 27, 2007 12:03 am

rok_docRoute Climbed: Southwest Face Date Climbed: July 16,2005  Sucess!


My first trip up Leatherman very nice hike. I took the Southwest route to the summit. The rock is very fractured, and had a very close call with falling rocks.
Posted Nov 18, 2005 10:54 am

pete parrishRoute Climbed: NNE gulley route Date Climbed: 8/4/2005  Sucess!
Great route. Great weather. Pete Parrish and Brandon Rich. 7hrs round trip. Please see my trip report.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 12:30 am

punk_rocker333Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 2004  Sucess!


Climbed this on a stormy September day. We barely climbed it before we were bombarded with rain and lightning. It is a great climb and very impressive from the West side.
Posted Apr 30, 2005 8:22 pm

mr kieranRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!
Camped in Sawmill Gulch and climbed the ridge via Leatherman Pass next morning. Wish I had camped on Sawmill Pass...real beautiful spot. The ridge is very steep and very loose. Even solid-looking towers and walls can be easily disassembled. Very challenging scramble. The road up Sawmill Gulch is, of course, atrocious, and I ended up walking most of it.
Posted Mar 19, 2005 6:21 pm

IdahoSummitsRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 8/24/2002  Sucess!


Nice climb here, with awesome stream filled meadows and a gentle ascent to the east ridge. Got snowed on a bit, but the day was near perfect before and after the squall that moved through.
Posted May 7, 2004 3:28 pm

IdahoClimberRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: June 8th, 2003  Sucess!


This was my girlfriend's first snow climb. Camping at the trailhead was great, by the creek, cool at night.

Met two backcountry skiers that were loving the bowl.

The summit was probably covered with 10 feet of snow.

One of the best Idaho offers.

Here is the link for the trip report http://www.addictedtogear.net/leather.html

Posted Nov 20, 2003 12:08 pm

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