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live4hillsBrrrr  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2014


It was cold and a little snowy, but when we reached the summit the clouds parted and a stunning view came into site. Love this climb! Too cold to hit little Mac in the way back. Maybe next time!
Posted Sep 1, 2015 10:07 pm

MlaskySportier route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2013


Started off on the standard route but broke off and took a snow line to the east to obtain the face. Stayed toward the south of the standard route. Had a little snow to work with below the saddle. Quite loose. Recommend the standard route. Took it back down. Still a great climb with great views. Look out for tics at high camp...most we've seen in awhile.
Posted May 15, 2013 9:50 am

SawtoothExplorerPerfect Conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011


Climbed via the standard west approach
Posted Jun 16, 2011 4:26 pm

boisedocfinally good snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


after a season of crummy snow conditions, finally good snow to crampon up. A little glissading on the way down. The views into Upper Cedar Creek and the surrounding peaks were excellent. With weather moving in, we made for a quick trip. The road to the trailhead is not great but also not as steep as I had expected.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 12:08 pm

splattskiLittle Mac combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


Got the full meal deal. Came off the too-warm and too-sunny east ridge of Little Mac and once onto the cooler snow had perfect cramponing to the summit of McCaleb. We summitted at about 10:40, so glissading on the hard crust would have 'velcroed' our good pants, necessitating that we walk off the first 1500'. Had only been at the car for 5 minutes when the first thunder sounded. Whew!
Posted Jun 19, 2010 7:20 pm

Super DaveWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

Super Dave

Very cool peak. Climbed it on an awesome spring day, then had a fun glissade back down the west face. Here’s a write up and some photos.
Posted May 1, 2007 5:38 pm

skunk apeSki trips  Sucess!

skunk ape

Another great BC. ski Mt.
Posted Feb 27, 2007 12:19 am

patascentEast Ridge (snow climb)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004


Chopped through a huge cornice at the summit.
Posted Feb 18, 2007 4:04 am

IdahoSummitsSnow Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2006


Climbed with IdahoKid. Like he said a great day. The drive to the trailhead is the crux of this outing as it is confusing down low and steeper than heck up high.
Posted Nov 13, 2006 4:47 am

IdahoKidBig And Little Mac  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2006


Climbed Big Mac and Little Mac with IdahoSummits on a beutiful very warm spring day.
Posted May 17, 2006 4:12 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: December 18, 2005  Sucess!


No snowshoes nor cramp-ons needed on this day. It was clear and cold (-10 when we started). We went up Little Mac (11,071) first ,a steep ridge, then down to the prominent saddle between Little Mac and McCaleb. The scrambling was 50 /50 windblown snow / rock. Things went well and we did 5hrs and 20min car to car.
Posted Dec 30, 2005 2:19 am

rok_docRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!


Good day!
Posted Jul 17, 2005 1:13 am

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: south face Date Climbed: 2003


Was trying to solo a new line on the south face and had to back off a couple hundred feet from the summit. The climbing never got terribly technical - mid 5th class I'd guess - but the rock is absolute crap. In fact, I have old spaghetti sauce that's harder. Worse yet, there are almost no places for pro. My guess would be that this face stays unclimbed for a while.
Posted Sep 1, 2004 11:38 pm

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