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nickhowesGreat Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

nickhowes

Climbed Mount Wood as part of a backpacking trip.
http://ghostwood.org/nick/trips/Beartooths2012/0.html
Posted Sep 25, 2012 9:42 am

nickLSE arm of plateau  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010

nickL

Very direct route from the Mystic Lake trailhead. Left my car at the Mystic Lake trailhead at 0600 and headed straight northwest up a brutally steep avalanche gulch that starts in a massive rock slide just above the dam town. Over 3000 vertical ft of bushwacking and getting bit by mosquitios and spiders just to get to the treeline. Fairly easy going across the plateau from there, picked my way up a huge snowfield to get to the west summit, then scrambled over to the east summmit and found the register in a rusty can buried under a cairn just beside the highest boulder. I figured id try my luck in a different gulch on the way off the plateau and ended up at the bottom of a V shaped nightmare and had to pick my way down a few waterfalls. I kissed my car when I finally got back. Little bit over 6000 vertical feet and about 5 miles (maybe?) one way distance. Took 6 hours to get to the top, spent about 60 glorious minutes between the 2 summits, and made it back to the car in about 4.5 hours. One of the toughest hikes ive ever done, but an unforgettable experience! If I were to do this mountain again I would definitly put in the extra miles to get to Mystic Lake and take a more mellow route to the top of the plateau.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 4:13 pm

peakhuggerWood via Stillwater Plateau  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

peakhugger

Took the Stillwater Plateau and dropped down into Upper Fishtail Creek Lakes (8-9 miles). Camped at uppermost lake for the night. The next day, climbed the northeast ridge to the east and then west summits. According to our GPS reading, the east summit was approximately 10ft higher than the west. The traverse along the ridge in between the summits held upper class-3 moves and some fun exposure at times. Came back down the same route but exited the backcountry via awful bushwhacking in dense woods and downed timber along West Fishtail Creek to Chrome Lake. Would not necessarily recommend either route, but the views from the plateau and the summits were incredible! Nice not to see any people (other than my lovely wife) for three days.
P.S. Look for prescription bottle holding small summit register on east summit (no register found on west).
Posted Aug 23, 2009 9:05 pm

northface28Great View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008
Me and 2 friends climbed as a day hike from Mystic Lake. The climb was honestly not that hard, but no fun. The summit views are better than Granite, so If you have an extra day it would be worth the run over there.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 2:54 pm

MattGreeneTiring Day  Sucess!
Wood is a slog. I don't know what else to say about it. I took different routes up/down the plateau, and can't say I found one I liked. The rocks were loose, and the vegetation was thick, but the incredible views of Granite and the surrounding plateaus made the climb worth the effort.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 6:39 pm

VincePooreElectrifying  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

VincePoore

On my first attempt on July 9th, 2006, I climbed the south east ridge via a camp at the northwest end of Mystic lake. Should have started sooner or climbed faster because a thunderstorm at 2:30pm stopped me about a 100 ft short. My hat was buzzing as it charged with static electricity. I tried to wait it out, but it looked like things were only going to get worse. Definately worth it though and the view of Granite Peak from this climb is outstanding. I'll be back.

Edit: Came back and conquered both peaks on Aug, 23rd 2008. Camped in meadow east of Mystic Equinox Tower first day and made it up and back to car at 10pm on second day.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 3:41 am

gatoBeartooth Adventure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2006

gato

Unbelievable day for a winter ascent of Mt. Wood. Warm and sunny, with peaks visible for hundreds of miles. Not such great skiing but then you can't have it all...
Posted Feb 14, 2006 2:01 am

b.Bluebird February Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2006

b.

Skied in and camped across from Mystic Equinox. Climbed in unusually warm conditions, with views of the Tetons and everything else in Southwestern Montana and Northwestern Wyoming.
Posted Feb 13, 2006 3:46 pm

paulstuRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 31 July 2004  Sucess!

paulstu

Climbed the north ridge in a day via the Stillwater plateau. Parked at the Benbow Mine at about 8500' and crossed the plateau. Timing was about 6 hr. up and 6 hr. down. N Ridge is steep and technical in places. We avoided vertical sections by traversing the west side of the mountain whenever necessary and regaining the ridge when possible. Technically, this route is pretty similar to the top 200' on the E Ridge of Granite....but there's about 1800' of it. Went to West summit only. For the descent, its easiest just to drop most of the way to Wood Lake and traverse back to the plateau.
Posted May 26, 2005 1:41 pm

granitegrabberRoute Climbed: south face via mystic lake Date Climbed: September 14, 2002  Sucess!

granitegrabber

Set out at about 7:30 am and hiked to mystic via the tram line and then went for the top. The weather was great all day making our trip pleasant, but since this was only my second peak I'd ever climbed, I learned the hard way that smartwool socks are essential. I got about 12 blisters with my cotton socks.
Posted Oct 20, 2004 12:43 am

bakcastRoute Climbed: North Snow Date Climbed: July 5th, 2003  Sucess!

bakcast

Visited both East and West summits on a beautiful July Day. The climb was arduous and my knees were like softballs when I got done.
Posted Jan 22, 2004 11:29 am

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