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bhobbsNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2010

bhobbs

Watched skunk ape ski off the face. Gorgeous day.
Posted Feb 20, 2014 1:42 pm

Deltaoperator17Wind Blown...
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Deltaoperator17

Great day up North Jones Creek with a good ol bunch (Blue Axe), the snow started to fly and the wind blew us off the SW face of Church, we should have gone via Donaldson, the group made the wrong decision.
Posted Jan 30, 2013 1:32 pm

MlaskyEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2001

Mlasky

Originally tried to bag this with Donaldson, but the wind picked up to nasty speeds on the traverse. A truely classic climb.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 2:39 pm

merrillEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

merrill

The ridge was a fun scramble, the scree getting there wasn't. Beautiful day.
Posted Jul 30, 2011 8:53 pm

IdahoPeakBaggerChurch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

IdahoPeakBagger

My last Idaho 12,000 foot peak. East ridge via Jones Creek (I went up N. Fork Jones Creek for Donaldson and think the N. Fork was slightly easier approach). Overnighted on the 10,000 ft saddle between N. Fork Jones Crk and Jones Crk on the ascent. Very windy. There are two small ponds above 10,000 feet. Depending on when you climb they may still hold drinkable water. On our climb in mid July the first pond was dry, but the higher pond had water. Ditto the other comments on ridgeline wind and being the most difficult Idaho 12K peak.
Posted Feb 8, 2011 5:20 pm

Scarp172East ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

Scarp172

Climbed with Donaldson. It was an extremely windy day, which made the ridgeline a little harrowing. Great climbs though.
Posted Jan 4, 2011 7:35 pm

montanaboyN. Fork Jones Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

montanaboy

The Indian Paintbrush was outstanding. A Lost River hail storm dished out some punishment on the descent. A thunder symphony was the music of choice as an accompaniment for the hail.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 11:43 pm

jamesmc2Great Views
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

jamesmc2

Mt. Church was my 2nd Lost River peak after doing Donaldson. Great views of the entire range and area. The ridge connecting Donaldson and Church is a blast!
Posted Jul 25, 2010 11:29 pm

boisedocfinal 12er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

boisedoc

this was a tough climb. I think clearly it is the hardest Idaho 12er by the easiest route. The ridge is exposed and fun. The miserable scree on the way to the ridge is a nightmare ascending and descending. Surprisingly, there was still a bit of snow to deal with
Posted Jul 25, 2010 2:31 am

mtybumpo12er #8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

mtybumpo

This was an awesome climb! It was difficult but AWESOME! The hardest part was getting into the route from the pond to the ridge between Church and Donaldson. There was hard snow clogging the entrance and I didn't bring my crampons. The snow was great on the was back though! We also saw a bighorn sheep and a TON of Antelope.
Posted Jul 25, 2010 12:49 am

somiajEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

somiaj

Scrambled up to the east ridge near the summit of Donaldson Peak and summited both Church and Donaldson from there. A friend joined me to the pond before the peak and I soloed both summits, putting me at 7 of 9 of the 12,000+. Round trip took about 10 hours.

Beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, though a lot of dust from harvest in the distance. View my photo's here.
Posted Sep 28, 2009 5:02 am

mfox79Fun Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

mfox79

This had to be one of my favorite 12ers fun scrambling and great views. I climbed this one with SPer Manley both summits took about twelve hours.
Posted Aug 17, 2008 12:39 pm

Super DaveNorth face snow climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Super Dave

Hiked in to Lake 9682' the night before, then did a solo climb up Church's north face. It was about 2500' feet of 40-45 degree snow climbing. I'd been daydreaming about this route for a couple years, and it didn't disappoint. Here’s a trip-report and some photos.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 1:52 pm

zoinkTrying to grab all the 12's  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

zoink

Not in near good enough shape. Nothing like taking a step back for every step forward. Became sick and crashed in the saddle. It was a good trip though.
Posted Sep 16, 2007 10:18 pm

nickkarlNumber 5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

nickkarl

Climbed with Donaldson. Was a challenging climb, went solo dont think I would recomend that. But it was a great climb.
Posted Jul 7, 2007 10:08 am

bhobbsWhere I was Saved  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2007

bhobbs

This is where I let go what she took from me, and I was with my friend to do it. Great day!
Posted Mar 20, 2007 4:50 am

skunk apeOn a Sunday  Sucess!

skunk ape

Fun climb, Did Leatherman, Bad Rock, and Church, Missed Donnaldson, didn't realize it was over 12,000
Posted Feb 26, 2007 11:43 pm

patascentNortheast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2000

patascent

Fun 35 to 50 degree snow climb to the summit from Lake 9682. Linked it with Donaldson. Regret not linking "No Regret" Peak now, it was right there.
Posted Feb 18, 2007 3:50 am

splattskiEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2002

splattski

We had a little route finding issue on the way to the Church/Donaldson saddle that made things spicy. Super windy across the ridge- I took off my pack becasue it was working like a sail- so no pics on top.
Posted May 12, 2006 6:33 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 14, 2002  Sucess!

SawtoothSean

Done with Donaldson- nice scramble once out of the lower creek valley
Posted Jan 4, 2006 9:47 pm

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