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MattDurkeeFrom PCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2004

MattDurkee

Camped by big rock off PCT.
Posted Jun 8, 2014 12:08 pm

gimpilatorOld Snowy, Ives, Hawkeye  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2013

gimpilator

Up Snowgrass Flat trail, down Berry Patch trail, 10.5 hours car to car.
Posted Sep 8, 2013 11:04 pm

relicSki trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2011

relic

Approached from the south, up the snowed-in road to Chambers Lake area, then up Goat Creek onto Snowgrass Flat. Thought I’d died and gone to heaven, the Goat Rocks range must have been designed and constructed by a mountain god who was wanting a place to ski.
Posted Feb 23, 2013 3:37 pm

Jerry LDid It  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2012

Jerry L

Long but awesome climb. Loved it.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 3:03 pm

ExcitableBoyWith my daugther  Sucess!

ExcitableBoy

Climbed with my daughter at age 8. It was her first and last mountaineering experience. Met Paul Baugher and had a very nice chat. On the way out ExcitableGirl charmed a man with a horse into letting her ride his horse for the entire hike out.
Posted Dec 28, 2010 9:26 am

TrappedInNJOld Snowy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

TrappedInNJ

Amazing views! Could see Mt Rainier, Mt St Helens and Mt Adams. Got to see lots of goats and marmots too.
Posted Jan 23, 2010 6:01 pm

YEMIves/Snowy Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2009

YEM

My wife had school work to take care of, so at the last minute I decided to return to the Goat Rocks. This time, my dog Cammie came along for the climb. We ascended to the col just left of Ives from the PCT/Snowgrass junction. The view from here may be the best in the wilderness. We then continued along the ridge crest for a Snowy summit bivy. The hikers on Snowy were surprised to see us coming from that direction! The wind and rain picked up into the night and we made a rapid retreat the next morning. A beautiful area.
Posted Sep 6, 2009 12:01 am

ericwillhiteAs a scout for Old Snowy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2000

ericwillhite

Remember doing Old Snowy as a boy scout, thought we were pretty cool until we reached the summit to find two 7 year olds with their own ice axes. Years later did Ives Peak on a different trip..shown at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington/goat_rocks_climbing/ives_hawkeye_227.htm
Posted Sep 3, 2009 4:04 am

BCJOn the wat to Goat Lake  Sucess!

BCJ

Nice little detour to a beautiful viewpoint while hiking from Snowgrass Flats to Goat Lake.
Posted Aug 4, 2009 6:13 pm

Trevin ZieglerRoute Climbed: Ives Peak - East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

Trevin Ziegler

Great area for some great scambling, views, and goats. I did this trip with SouthRaker, check the trip report below.
Posted May 29, 2009 8:01 pm

cmc56789Old Snowy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

cmc56789

Hiked up this one from the PCT. Nice views. My first trip to Goat Rocks. I'll be back... Sun set while on top, so any thoughts of scrambling to Ives were erased! Neat to see Adams and Rainier under light of the full moon.
Posted Aug 30, 2007 1:53 pm

thundercloudTrail / Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2004

thundercloud

Simple trail to top of Old Snowy, and a fun alpine traverse over to Ives. Red red wine make me feel so fine.
Posted May 25, 2007 4:19 pm

Snidely WhiplashFrom Snowgrass Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2002

Snidely Whiplash

Great area. Sad to see how the glaciers have really melted here.
Posted Feb 26, 2007 1:27 am

M and N DenyerNice backpacking trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

M and N Denyer

We have been meaning to do some backpacking in this area for years and finally made it. After checking with the local ranger station, we decided to carry crampons in. NOT NECESSARY AT ALL! Plenty of water in the upper meadows this time of year. Enjoyed a nice chat on the summit with some guys from Seattle and also two Forest Service Rangers.
Posted Nov 2, 2006 8:48 pm

osatrikOSAT 1999  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1999

osatrik

Camped at Snowgrass, climbed Ives that afternoon, then Old Snowy (via PCT) the next. Bushwhacked down to Goat Lake trail for the hike out. Kathy O'T, Dorthea, Nancy T, Sean G, and Rik
Posted Sep 6, 2006 5:27 am

diceyRoute Climbed: old snowy Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!
Lots of snow!
Posted Sep 4, 2005 1:45 pm

cusmx5Route Climbed: Crest Trail to Old Snowy Date Climbed: September 26, 2005  Sucess!
Reunion climb for Boealps Black Team '99. Came in from Snowgrass Flats to the PCT. Beautiful area and fun climb to the summit. Only did Old Snowy.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 7:42 pm

LTissellRoute Climbed: Snowgrass Flats Date Climbed: September 5, 2004  Sucess!
4th Summit of Old Snowy!



The first time was a white out - had no idea what I was missing.



The second time, my sweetie proposed and revealed the WHOLE bottle of champagne he'd smuggled in his pack.



We'll be back again this year. Love blooms even more in the mountains!
Posted May 18, 2005 7:46 pm

IsometricRoute Climbed: PCT Date Climbed: August 29, 2004  Sucess!
Cool site! Old Snowy was my first summit, and I was lucky to get it. It was to be one of several stops in the area over the course of 4 or 5 days, but the weather only allowed us one day, and that was the day we hit Old Snowy. I was surprised to see such a defined path on the way up - thought it was very cool how the rocks all had that wind-etched look to them. The exposed ridge near the top was pretty windy, but the following scramble was thankfully out of said wind. Oddly enough, didn't see a summit register on the top, or much of the surrounding scenery, but seeing the roiling fog was beautiful in it's own way. Needless to say, we had the mountain to ourselves that day. We got rained out the next morning, so I can't wait to get back up into that country and do more exploring.
Posted Mar 18, 2005 1:57 pm

cluckRoute Climbed: Old Snowy - Ives Traverse Date Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!

cluck

The walk up to the top of Old Snowy had very nice views, but was otherwise unremarkable. The other dayhikers on the summit watched in horror as my friends and I nonchalantly hopped off the summit and down the north ridge toward Ives Peak. Apparently they didn't quite get the concept of exploring the wilderness without signs and marked trails.



The ridgeline traverse to Ives was great fun. Lots of cool rock formations to look at and the enjoyment of finally being away from the masses. The highlight was a 200 yard section where we hiked through a moat between a snowfield and a cliff. In a couple places we had to chop steps in the snow to stem between the snow and the rock. We were all grinning from ear-to-ear for the several minutes it took to navigate the moat.



Ives Peak was also enjoyable scrambling on loose rock. From Ives we marched straight down to rejoin the PCT. If you're going to put the effort into getting up Old Snowy, I'd highly reccommend traversing the ridgeline over to Ives.
Posted Aug 30, 2004 4:04 pm

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