Reynolds Mountain (MT) Climber's Log
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|Saintgrizzly||Routes Climbed: North Face/East Couloir Date Climbed: July 22, 2005, & the South Face July 16, 2006|
|A classic climb, and what fun!|
This was done as part of the Glacier Mountaineering Society (GMS) Mountaineering Week activities, with all climbs on this day being in the Logan Pass area, and timed so as to summit between noon and 1 PM, in honor of the late J. Gordon Edwards. Among the other climbs at this time were the nearby peaks of Clements Mountain, and Pollock Mountain/Bishops Cap. It was thrilling to be on our climb, and able at the same time to see others in the GMS working the way up THEIR mountains! We on Reynolds were doubly blessed by the company of Jane Edwards, J. Gordon Edwards' daughter, who accompanied us, because, as she said, the North Face traverse of Reynolds had always been one of her father's favorite climbs. Classy lady!
The climb is a masterpiece, having everything one could want without becoming so technical (in good weather) as to require ropes. Crossing the north face the exposure certainly gets one's attention, and even before that cliffs must be scaled (taking great care not to trigger falling rocks on those below youhelmets would not be unreasonable) to reach the diagonal, then the diagonal takes you...up and away across the north face...and round the east shoulder...and up again, to the summit! Whew! Great stuff!
The only downer that day was a cold wind on top, with a rapidly moving rain storm coming in—meaning we didn't stay on top long—but the descent on this mountain, with scree helping out, is quick, so even with cold wind and rain (amazingly, no lightning!) chasing us the first half of the way down it went quickly.
A classic climb! Great, great day!
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Summited again a year later with Aaron & Ellen. Stupidly missed the couloir (uh...I was leading), so we ascended the standard south face scree slope.
|Posted Aug 6, 2005 10:54 pm|
|montanaboy||Route Climbed: SW talus slopes Date Climbed: July 17, 2005|
|Spent a fair amount of time in the cliffs above the great talus slopes route finding. Cairns were a great help, but took some searching out. The Kalispell crew - Mike, Joe, Andy, Quinn, and a couple others joined me on top and we enjoyed some lunch and then teamed up for a leisurely descent.|
|Posted Jul 24, 2005 11:58 pm|
|Moni||Route Climbed: N-face/E Couloir Date Climbed: 12 Aug 1978|
|With Jeff Stark and Paul Bishop.|
Climbed again 1990 with Fred and Tanya Spicker (Tanya was 10 years old at the time).
|Posted Aug 17, 2002 1:53 pm|