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cdognice November day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2014


had a nice day hike and climb of Tom, via the Tungstar Mine. It was one of the nicest days I remember this entire year. Comfortable on the summit with barely a breeze. Encountered some mixed scrambling with snow on the north side of the SW ridge.
Posted Nov 8, 2014 2:31 pm

DebSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014


Took wide chute before Horton Lake and jumped on SW ridge. Very fun Class 3 scrambling even with 35mph gusts. Scree skated back to trail to Tungstar mine and tagged Hanging Valley Pk on the way out. Great day!
Posted Jun 16, 2014 1:29 am

BobD3From lower Horton Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012


Nice fall day with clear weather.
Posted Feb 10, 2014 11:40 pm

seanoFrom Horton Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013


1h25 from the lake, going straight up the gully rather than the road. The gully is equally awesome for a sand-skiing descent. I've been staring at this peak for years, so it's nice to bag it.
Posted Sep 8, 2013 8:49 pm

AmbretFrom Horton Lake via Southwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2013


After crossing out of Horton Lake Valley, took the road toward the tungsten mine for about one-third mile before moving up and following the southwest ridge toward the summit. Hiking the talus there was work but much more fun than my aborted 2012 attempt to ascend directly from the tungsten mine via the slippery scree trails. After summiting, descended via the trail to the tungsten mine in order to get down as quickly as possible, with hail falling and lightening striking peaks off to the west.
Posted Aug 23, 2013 1:21 am

Digglerslog to the heavens- complete north ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2013


Started out at Rovana, gaining the ridge at its lowest point (ca. 5,000'), making for an 8,000'+ day. Left truck (slightly uphill) at 10.11 (had wanted to start much earlier, but raining on ridge until shortly before I started), starting up ridge at 10.26.

A brutal 'hike' from the get-go, with steep sand, along with circuitous route-finding required to avoid ever-present brush. Things improved somewhat in the tree zone (less brush, at least), and got better the higher one went; that is, until one starts encountering the numerous, heart-breaking false summits...

Summited finally at 18.33. A couple of summit photos, signing the summit register, and opening the obligatory summit beer. Left summit at 18.53.

Managed to descend a few thousand ft. before enveloped by darkness; part of me didn't want to do the descent in the darkness, so I initially made an attempt at bivying, to hold out until the sun arrived. I got chilly, though, and eventually decided it would be better to go and at least make a descent attempt, staying warm in the process. Descent ended up being mostly uneventful, and eventually got back to the truck at 5.16. WHAT A DAY!!!!

If it weren't for the sheer amount of SLOGGING and vertical gain, some scrambling sections would actually be enjoyable. While it is cool to finally have done Mt. Tom, and from the bottom all the way to the top, it is a BRUTAL undertaking; not sure I could recommend it but to the heartiest masochists.
Posted May 30, 2013 5:27 pm

soslawHorton Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012


Rock on the right hand side of the chute above the mine offers class 2-3 and made the climb.
Posted Sep 10, 2012 8:18 pm

SkyPilot84From Gable Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


We camped at the easternmost Gable Lake and made it up to Hanging Valley via an easy class 3 chute to the north of "Four Gables Pass". From there it was the standard route up the backside of the peak. Lots of loose rock, but well worth it considering the views from the top!
Posted Sep 8, 2012 5:21 am

calipidderThe sloggiest slog that ever slogged  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012


Loved the hike to the mine, and the final bit along the summit ridge, but the slogfest in between? Blah.
Posted Sep 6, 2012 4:30 pm

Scott M.Horton/Tungstar  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012

Scott M.

Day hike on a warm summer day. Glad I started early! Great views.
Posted Jul 3, 2012 11:54 pm

hightineraryBig Boy by Bishop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2004


I slogged up the talus and was glad I did.
Posted Jul 30, 2011 4:18 pm

Climber DaveFrom Gable Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

Climber Dave

Road to Horton Lakes, the normal route, was washed out. Decided to go up from other side, Gable Lakes. We had to avoid lots of hard snow which required a long circuitous route going up (was able take a more direct route coming down)making for a long day, great views from the top
Posted Jul 20, 2011 12:18 pm

Jeremy HakesCool.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

Jeremy Hakes

With Centralia.
Posted Jan 18, 2011 11:39 pm

Bob BurdHorton Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2004

Bob Burd

With Matthew. Trip Report
Posted Jan 4, 2011 10:07 pm

BranchWhitneyHorton Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2010
Not a bad route if you move west at around 12,800 feet onto more solid rock. There are outstanding views from the ridge to the summit.
Posted Sep 12, 2010 6:41 pm

Michael GraupeFrom Horton Lake TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Michael Graupe

Climbed the ribs above the mine to avoid the loose stuff which worked out great. Awesome views! Little more than 8 hours car to car.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 4:51 pm

wmollandElderberry Canyon Ski Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2010


On the snow after only 20 minutes of hiking, then a long ways up to the north ridge and up to the summit. It is a LONG way from the ridge to the summit, much longer than I thought. Awesome 5000 foot ski descent all the way back almost to my car. Sweet canyon and an awesome ride down.
Posted May 2, 2010 12:29 am

Princess ButtercupFrom Pine Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Princess Buttercup

Up the Gables Lake trail from Pine Creek, then across to the Hanging Valley mine, up the west ridge, then descend to the other mines and down the slot canyons. nice day.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:59 pm

cottersnowNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2005
I've done this route twice. The most memorable was when we camped on the ridge at 12,500' or so and drank a ton of whiskey and ate jelly bellys
Posted Nov 29, 2009 7:55 pm

sardudedid it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2003


Did with my 7-year-old son. first time was the year before
Posted Sep 23, 2009 6:44 pm

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