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MTfred19SE ridge from Little St. Joe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

MTfred19

Hot, smoky fall day with AdamH. We had talked about doing it after seeing the route from Little St. Joe on a previous hike. Had fun boosting the dogs up through the notch in one of the gendarmes on the east ridge. Adam built a huge cairn on the summit, as he is prone to do. I did not bring enough water for myself and the dogs on this extremely hot, dry day!
Posted Mar 5, 2011 3:09 pm

highicesolo winter, se ridge  Sucess!
Nice direct route from a camp near Bass creek. Wish I'd brought skis instead of snowshoes, but this is very steep to get onto the ridge top with skis. Nice weather until top (white-out). From summit, I decended into a great ski drainage to the east of this ridge. A normal winter snow would make this loop route an excellent ski trip.
Posted Mar 17, 2010 10:54 am

juneauhikerEast Ridge Gully  Sucess!

juneauhiker

We did this unroped and it was a bit nerve wracking, especially on the descent. Fortunately we had grippy shoes. I recommend a rope for this route if you don't want to do a short free solo. Good views and some very fun scrambling though. Also there is a rock formation on the ridge between St Joe and Little St Joe that looks like Scrat from the movie Ice Age.
Posted Feb 26, 2010 6:14 pm

montaneerSunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2003

montaneer

A great hike with a good friend. The trail is easy to follow as is most Bitterroot summit hikes. Great weather and awesome Bitterroot views!!
Posted Sep 13, 2009 11:46 pm

rmick25Night hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2003

rmick25

Another great night hike! Doesn't get much better than sunrise over the Bitterroots
Posted Aug 31, 2009 1:15 pm

alpine climber12th summit in 6 weeks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

alpine climber

Been up here plenty of times for skiing, but this was the first time in the summer. Nothing technical, still a good day out though. The trail seems more steep without skis...
Posted Jul 14, 2008 10:56 am

mtn earNice Spring Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

mtn ear

Another nice Bitterroot spring climb. Bluebird day. Good partners.
Posted Apr 18, 2008 5:32 pm

montanaboyBass Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004

montanaboy

The longest route possible, a very windy day, a little on the cool side, a touch of a headache. All the things needed to leave a lasting impression by this Bitterroot big boy.
Posted Nov 8, 2007 12:44 am

thephotohikerA Great Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009

thephotohiker

18aug09 - Found a better route up the northeast face which goes at no more than Class 2+. Almost anyone with the stamina to do a full day of hiking and climbing could make this route.

12sep06 - My second attempt at St Joseph was successful using the East Ridge Gully Route. I descended off the south side of the broad plateau and traversed back to the east ridge.

8aug06 - Made an unsuccessful attempt at St Joseph with my brother. It was one of the hottest days of the year, so the two "old men" decided to save this peak for another day.

7sep05 - Used the Little St Joe route during a reconnaissance trip to determine possible routes to St Joseph's summit.
Posted Nov 7, 2007 6:41 pm

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