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nickkarlIce Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

nickkarl

Climbed from the south side of Ice Lake. Nice 2hr climb. Ran into some Mt. Goats a few times. Headed over to Sacajawea for a great day in the Wallowas.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 7:05 pm

J FoxIce Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1998

J Fox

I climbed this on a brilliant sunny day with my brother and my grad school roomate. We had a great hike with a few scrambles thrown in. Unfortunately once we were back at camp we decided to rappel into a waterfall to cool off and I split my heal open on a rock and had to be carried back to the trailhead on a pack horse. Not the way I envisioned descending!
Posted Jun 26, 2007 5:53 pm

idahomtnhighRoute Climbed: Ice Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1995

idahomtnhigh

My friend Jim an I hiked into Ice Lake and camped. The next morning we got up and were on the summit by 8AM. Great Trip!
Dates Climbed:
10/1/1995 Ice Lake
8/5/1999 Ice Lake
Posted May 15, 2007 10:47 pm

donhaller3Ice Lake up the valley to the south of the lake.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1968

donhaller3

On the last backpack trip with parents and siblings. We started up the drainage of the creek that comes into the SE end of the lake, under Craig. We then scrambled up the ridge between that drainage and Ice Lake to avoid difficulties I can't recall. There was some granite boulder hopping and Dad belayed us across one chute. A little more scrambling than the usual route. The string of tarns up that drainage was beautiful, though the highest one was shallow, warm and buggy. After reaching the top we walked a little way along the ridge towards Sac and then returned to Ice Lake more or less on the standard route. No cairns then, but the way was obvious. My recollection is that the day before, swithbacking up to Ice Lake with a pack, was harder than going to Matterhorn, but my feet were really sore at the end of Matterhorn day.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 7:28 am

Clevelander22Ice Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005

Clevelander22

Came from Ice Lake. Was with some crazy nor-dakota bros. we found the trail a little difficult to follow and ended up on some nasty loose scree. good times!
Posted Nov 16, 2006 6:42 am

hiway99wRoute Climbed: Ice Lake  Sucess!

hiway99w

Hiked up from Ice Lake while backpacking in the Wallowas with a friend in August 1977. I remember the trail as being dicier in spots than reported in the accounts here or in guidebooks that I have read. I still rate the area around Ice Lake as one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been.
Posted Oct 22, 2006 3:20 pm

KateRoute Climbed: East Ridge via Ice Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2006

Kate

Gathering smoke near the basin obscured views a bit, but very worth it. Didn't take time for Sacajawea on account of weather (and tired legs!), but saw four mountain goats on the descent. Great climb in a beautiful locale.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 5:38 pm

Craig NielsenRoute Climbed: Ice Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006

Craig Nielsen

Wonderful Trail with great scenery- although because of several fires in the region (the Columbia Complex fire of ~90K acres) obscured the views of neighboring peaks of the Wallowas. This was a long day hike! I started near Wallowa Lake and managed to hike around 19 miles and 5400 verts in a single shot. Great peak, great place and Great memories for sure.
Posted Sep 10, 2006 11:59 pm

awilsondcRoute Climbed: East Ridge via Ice Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

awilsondc

Climbed this one with my brother on our way from Boise to Portland. We hiked up late in the afternoon and camped on the east side of Ice Lake, woke up in the am and headed up the east ridge. Great views from the summit! Since we were soooo close, we just had to hike the ridge to Sacajawea which had some short class 3 sections. We returned to camp to find another group had set up their camp not 100 feet from our tent (bastards!) so we had to listen to them and their whining dog the rest of the evening. Still, it was a great trip.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 10:14 pm

onandupwardsRoute Climbed: Ice Lake Date Climbed: July 24,2005  Sucess!

onandupwards

Did it as a 3 day, with 2 nights at Ice Lake. Deer on the way up, and mountain goats right before the penultimate scree pitch.



Next time, take enough food/water and leave early enough on summit day to give the Sacaj traverse a try. 1 or 2 weeks earlier in season would have left better snow cover.



Be sure to quench with a dip in Wallowa lake on the way out.
Posted Dec 1, 2005 10:08 pm

onandupwardsRoute Climbed: Ice Lake Date Climbed: July 24,2005  Sucess!

onandupwards

Did it as a 3 day, with 2 nights at Ice Lake. Deer on the way up, and mountain goats right before the penultimate scree pitch.



Next time, take enough food/water and leave early enough on summit day to give the Sacaj traverse a try. 1 or 2 weeks earlier in season would have left better snow cover.



Be sure to quench with a dip in Wallowa lake on the way out.
Posted Dec 1, 2005 10:07 pm

thundercloudRoute Climbed: Ice Lake Date Climbed: September 4, 2005  Sucess!

thundercloud

Followed Whymper's footsteps to the top from the lake. Ice Lake is a magnificent place!
Posted Sep 18, 2005 10:58 pm

Don NelsenRoute Climbed: East face up from Ice Lake Date Climbed: Sept. 1, 1985  Sucess!

Don Nelsen

The first time I climbed up here after backpacking in to Ice Lake with two of my bros and a couple of other friends. Great spot - what an incredible drop down to the valley on the west side!



Strange geology - looks like limestone - what's that doing up here mixed in with the granite and the volcanic stuff?



went back in '96 for a two-mountain trip in a day.
Posted Sep 24, 2004 8:06 pm

CornvallisRoute Climbed: Traverse from Sacajawea Date Climbed: September 27, 2003  Sucess!

Cornvallis

Reached the summit of Sacajawea and couldn't resist the ridge scramble over to the Matterhorn. Despite time constraints and a little fatigue, I was just to close to not give it a try. Decided that I couldn't take any longer than an hour both ways, so I had to run along the ridge in the spots where I could. Very fun scramble with some good exposure in a few places. Rock along the ridge is crumbly and makes for some interesting climbing in places, choose your foot and hand holds very carefully! Reached the summit of the Matterhorn in 45 exhausting minutes. Unfortunately only had enough time to eat a bar, take some photos, and wave and talk to my climbing partners, Annaleiserabinek and Dean, on the radio a mile and a half back on the summit of Sacajawea. Well worth it though! Rock on and near the summit is bazaar, very different from Sacajawea even though they are so close. Wish I had more time to spend up top, but I had to sprint back over to join my partners for the decent. Got back to Sacajawea in another exhausting 45 minutes, and headed back down. Great day. Didn't see another soul on the entire route all day!
Posted Sep 30, 2003 1:51 am

pdeangeliRoute Climbed: East Ridge via Ice Lake Date Climbed: September 7, 2003  Sucess!

pdeangeli

Great morning hike from camp at Ice Lake, but weather was turning and wind picking up so we quickly descended, rather than commit to Sacajawea. Wet snow chased us out of there Mon morning. Great to see the goats on the nearby ridges, and deer walking through camp.
Posted Sep 9, 2003 6:50 pm

cjwhatRoute Climbed: East Ridge via Ice Lake Date Climbed: July 10, 2003  Sucess!

cjwhat

Route clear and well established.
Posted Jul 14, 2003 9:55 am

climberkristinRoute Climbed: ice lake to summit Date Climbed: July 5, 2003  Sucess!

climberkristin

camped at Ice Lake, jaunt up to Matterhorn and then a dodgy scree filled scramble to gain a meager 12 feet and the summit of Sacajawea. Straight down scree wall into Thorpe Valley and up snowfield to ridgeline above Ice Lake again. SPF50 weather and a nice time for a dip in the lake!
Posted Jul 7, 2003 3:52 pm

TNT825Route Climbed: East Ridge Via Ice Lake Date Climbed: 10/12/02  Sucess!

TNT825

Made the hike to Ice Lake in the dark which was very cold. There wasn't really any snow. The climb was pretty straightfoward, there were no problems. Everyone should check out Jumping Dog camp at Ice Lake.
Posted Oct 15, 2002 9:56 pm

rpcDate Climbed: 10/5/02  Sucess!

rpc

Hiked up to Ice Lake in foggy/cold conditions. The fog/clouds parted a few times at Ice Lk. to reveal the whitetish face of Matterhorn. Cleared the fog just above Ice Lake. Spectacular views from top although most of the low lands were shrouded in fog. Got a decent view of Eagle Cap from top. Beautiful area.
Posted Oct 7, 2002 9:03 am

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: East ridge from Ice Lake Date Climbed: September 1993  Sucess!

darinchadwick

The wind at Ice Lake was dreadful

And our tent was old and torn.

Of fresh air and water we had our heads full

Though our boots were wet and worn.



Ill prepared for the mountains we were,

Of that you can be sure,

But the time we had,

wasn't half bad,

Never resist the mountains lure.
Posted Sep 17, 2002 11:22 am

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