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heather14Northwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

heather14

All the usual cohorts were busy, so it turned into a nice solo day in the hills. I couldn't have asked for a nicer day in Feb...barely any wind, sunny....I'm still suprised by the lack of snow up high.
Posted Feb 7, 2009 10:08 pm

Mots010NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2008

Mots010

Fun wintry day. Snow wasnt too deep and winds were manageable. Views from top spectacular.
Posted Dec 24, 2008 8:43 pm

big_gEast Ridge with a twist  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

big_g

I was expecting a lot more snow in the area but I arrived at night at the pass and it wasn't until the morning I saw the ridge was mostly melted clear.

Getting to the last 100 feet was easy but that last bit required excavating soft snow before I could crawl over to the top. It had to be at least an hour before I made it.
Posted Jun 22, 2008 11:24 pm

chicagotransplantNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

chicagotransplant

Climbed with Shanahan96 and Jamie Nellis from French Creek. As Jamie said, it took longer than expected but I think we were just enjoying being out and taking some long leisurely breaks to enjoy the day!
Posted Apr 21, 2008 10:06 am

shanahan96NW Ridge from French Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

shanahan96

climbed the northwest ridge with jamie and mike. bluebird day with the sun beating down upon us, and a bearable wind most of the time! route took us alot longer than expected as the group seemed to be moving in slow motion. enjoyable day nonetheless.

jamie
Posted Apr 20, 2008 7:45 pm

hhsilleckEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

hhsilleck

Fun easy half day hike solo ... VERY windy! Some loose talus.
Posted Oct 6, 2007 9:22 pm

haytraciGorgeous Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2007

haytraci

Flawless day...bushwacked up the Northwest Ridge dirtectly to the summit ridge. Encountered some bulletproof snow near the top, but nothing snowshoes or crampons couldn't get up. Also, lots of rock exposed if those were (for some ungodly reason) not within your possession.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 12:39 am

Eric HolleRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge from French Gulch Date Climbed: March 6, 2007  Sucess!

Eric Holle

My brother Paul, Ben and I followed the summer bike path from French Creek, gained the North Ridge and took it to the summit. It was a perfect day on a great trail. Found some great areas for backcountry skiing. There was also a huge avalanche debris field at the base of the mountian.
Posted Mar 9, 2007 3:50 pm

NiederbayerEast Ridge  Sucess!

Niederbayer

my last climb of that year, nice climb, great view - icecold wind
Posted Mar 6, 2007 9:47 pm

mtnhiker13NorthWest Ridge Rout  Sucess!

mtnhiker13

Perfect day of climbing - the mountain was great - little windy on top but the summit cairn blocked most of it!
Posted Aug 6, 2006 9:11 pm

mdavenport2SE ridge to summjt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

mdavenport2

Great day, short sleeve weather all the way to the summit. Guyot is a beautiful mountain which you can often have to yourself.
Posted Jun 12, 2006 3:55 am

Brian KaletNorthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2006

Brian Kalet

Skied about 100' from the summit.
Posted Apr 10, 2006 4:34 pm

WillyheadRoute Climbed: SE ridge from Michigan Lake Date Climbed: August 13, 2005
An interesting way of getting to the top of Guyot, making for a longer hike than the standard Georgia Pass route if you have the time.

Parked at the last crossing of Michigan Creek at the base of Georgia Pass.

Bushwacked to the lower lake, then bushwacked again to the upper tarn beneath the dramatic South ridge of Guyot (see photo dated August 2005).

The SE ridge is a nice, direct, 1800' jaunt from the tarn to the summit. Unfortunately, the weather chased me off the ridge just below the top at the false summit. A very fun, solitary hike nonetheless.
Posted Oct 13, 2005 9:46 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

I looked at this mountain a hundred times from Highway 285 before heading to the summit. From Georgia Pass, it was a short rocky scramble. There was a small cornice at the top of the ridge that made for some great photos. I'll be back in the winter some day.
Posted Jul 11, 2005 10:47 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge from French Gulch Date Climbed: June 23, 2005  Sucess!

miztflip

Great route once you gain the ridge. In an attempt to avoid private property, I found myself on less than favorable terrain. The scree slope was about 1500 vertical and continually got steeper and more loose. That stuff defies gravity somehow.
Posted Jun 23, 2005 5:35 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 1, 2003  Sucess!

ColoradoScott

A nice steep, but rocky scramble to an exciting summit ridge. While on the summit we were visited by a mountain goat. He descended the steep south face; we opted for the SE ridge. The problem with this ridge is that it lead far away from the Michigan Creek Road and there are some nasty willows between the rocky bottom of the ridges and regaining the road.
Posted Feb 9, 2005 3:14 pm

colintRoute Climbed: South ridge up, east ridge down (form Jefferson creek) Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

colint

We made this fun short climb quite a bit longer (~12 miles) by adding an approach from Jefferson creek trailhead. In my opinion this adds a lot of beauty and enjoyment to the experience, along with a little more work. Cool summit ridge.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 3:27 pm

ColonelpyatRoute Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: January 18, 2004  Sucess!

Colonelpyat

A good one. Climbed with Kane and didn't know if we were going to make it until the very last ten feet. Met Jon, Sopris, and Raymond on the way down. A surprising conclusion to a surprising day.
Posted Jan 23, 2004 3:09 am

thepluggerRoute Climbed: From Georgia Pass Date Climbed: One of the '90's  Sucess!

theplugger

Several years ago I climbed this great peak a couple times...once with my husband, Jay, and once alone. Really great views, quite a pile of rocks! Actually, we met while working on a Colorado Trail Crew in that area way back in 1989.
Posted Jan 22, 2004 10:26 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: 1-18-2004  Sucess!

Kane

Yesterday Jim Haley and myself headed out to the Front Range. We knew a few days ago the weather would be good so we set our sights on Mount Guyot (13,294-ft.) Having hiked in the LCW many times over, the one mountain that really stands out to the north and really shows its prominence is Mount Guyot. Its classic pyramid shape is undeniable descending hwy 285 from Kenosha Pass. We had been looking at this one for a long time.



We selected the East Ridge for a few reasons; first, we new we had a nice road to follow up to Georgia Pass. Thus the approach would be easy, especially when we found the road to be nice and consolidated from all of the snowmobile traffic. From Georgia Pass we would start the climb. Second, we knew the east ridge would be fairly wind scoured from the prevalent northwesterly winds, thus less snow to deal with. When climbing in January you need to take into account the possibility of avalanche danger. Third, we knew the views from the east ridge would be inspiring all day.



From Georgia Pass (11,500 ft) we started our ¾ mile-1, 800-ft ascent to the summit, pretty darn steep!



During our research of this mountain we knew there would be a possibility of a nice snow cornice do deal with to make the final summit. This weighed on our minds all day but we kept pushing. Our mind set was to go as far as we could and just see what happens. Jim had made the golden rule that we wouldn't ascend any snow slope that exceeded 30 degrees so while we were getting close to that snow capped summit we had our doubts whether we would make it. We were both ok with the idea of not making it.



Once we arrived at the cornice Jim measured the snow slope to be at 35 degrees and since the snow was in dangerous condition for kick stepping we decided to look for another way around this spot. During our ascent we had spotted a place about 150-feet below were we could cross the slope and climb a class 3 rib back up on the other side of that slope. After climbing the rib of rock we had to do an interesting 8-10 feet traverse across the top of a steep/intimidating gully to reach the summit. We just took our time, and before we knew it we were on the summit of Mount Guyot! What a view.

Posted Jan 22, 2004 3:52 pm

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