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AdrianaSnowshoe Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012


One of the most epicly cool peaks I've done! Camped at Leigh Lake and headed up from there. Ran into a couple guys from Idaho headed up as well, it turned into a friendly competition between Montanans and Idahoans, we had a blast! Have to say the bear grass was misery though...
Posted Oct 28, 2015 6:23 pm

scgrantSnowshoe Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2015


Leigh Lake approach and Northeast Ridge. Ridge scrambling was a blast and the remnants of the Blackwell Glacier provided a challenge without crampons. Awesome hike. After gaining the summit I left my party and hauled down the mountain as I still had a long, long drive back to Salt Lake ahead of me. Whirlwind two days of hiking, driving, and camping.
Posted Oct 22, 2015 5:33 pm

Brian KaletNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2015

Brian Kalet

Bear grass...
Posted Aug 26, 2015 8:28 pm

GlacierDanSnowshoe  Sucess!


2012 - Long approach on the westside with A peak
Posted Apr 17, 2013 2:31 pm

lloydNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011


Great climb (except for the grass). Can't wait to explore more in the Cabinets.
Posted Oct 3, 2011 10:49 am

Vic HansonGreat views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2011

Vic Hanson

Had a great climb today with Smiley via Leigh Lake, a nice fun scramble once you reach the ridge, not that difficult if you are used to climbing on rocks. We did go on the snow some, using just an ice ax, no crampons. Saw a bunch of mtn. goats, they were not afraid of us at all so got some good pics.
Posted Aug 27, 2011 1:53 am

DustinOlanoSnowshoe Lake to Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2010


Did Snowshoe 8/7/10 and A Peak 8/8/10. Great morning weather then about half way up the rain and wind came. As we approched the top it started to snow. Visabliliy was not an issue and as we reached the top the wind got a lot worse and only stayed for 15 min. Started back down and the weather got alot better so we went back up after about 15 min or so of climbing down. Got back up and stayed a while and watched the storm roll away. Awsome day and thanks Mother Nature for the break up in the weather.
Posted Sep 10, 2010 2:48 pm

ericnoelSnowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010


This one turned out to be easier than expected. With good route-finding there really is no serious scrambling to be done. It's a long way in though and with the rain that Dennis mentioned it made for a long trip out down slippery slabs and through the wet brush.
Posted Sep 6, 2010 4:01 pm

Dennis Poulinvia Showshoe Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010

Dennis Poulin

Nice hike on the west side via Snowshoe Lake. Rained on us after summitting. It made for a long hike out. Hiked with Eric and Ken.
Posted Aug 24, 2010 11:23 pm

puNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2010


May conditions. Road clear to trailhead. Steep/Deep snow. Cornices. Routefinding. Lots of fun. Conditions made for a big mountain experience.
Posted May 14, 2010 10:38 am

DustinOlanosnowshoe is awsome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008


went up the gully on the right from snowshoe lake and had to sharpen stickes and use them as ice axes because of the amount of snow. stupid but rewarding. came down a different way that was much easier. it was more to the right of the gully were there was no snow dah. cant wait to go back to the cabinets. next is A peak from granite lake.
Posted May 9, 2009 6:45 pm

NAKNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008
Had a great trip via Leigh Lake and found the down climbing almost as slow as up. 4.5 hrs up and 3.5 hrs down which attests to the need for careful route finding and loose rock/slick grass. I think my glasses fell out of my lid right at the summit, so if you find them, black case/male prescription glasses w bronze frames, could you email me at nakamaye@gonzaga.edu
Posted Aug 24, 2008 12:12 am

spotlyRe: Northeast Ridge


Nice work. Yeah, that bear grass coming down was just torture!
Posted Nov 12, 2008 7:38 pm

JakesterAgain From Snowshoe Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008


Snow on our route made an ice axe and crampons necessary. Perfect weather.
Posted Jul 28, 2008 7:43 pm

Bob BoltonNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007

Bob Bolton

Fun climb with Duane and Grant, but doing it from the car was pretty challenging for this old guy. Great area with gorgeous scenery!
Posted Aug 21, 2007 9:40 pm

spotlyNortheast Ridge
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2005


Climbed with Brian F, Brian H and Ken B. car-to-car. A long but rewarding climb. Great views on Ibex and 'A' peaks from the summit.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 4:04 pm

JakesterFrom Snowshoe Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2004


Been to the peak twice from Snowshoe Lake. I'm not sure on the exact date of my summits, as they were a few years ago. A tricky gulley below the saddle can be interesting in the early season due to snow. Great views from the top of the highest peak in the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness Area.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 3:26 pm

Yukon JackRoute Climbed: Snowshoe Lake Date Climbed: Aug 3,2005  Sucess!
From Snowshoe Lake at 6143 ft. scramble up a steep scree filled gulley on the right till you reach the saddle at about 7500 ft. During early season this gulley is snow filled so bring ice axe. From the saddle head Northeast up an easy ridge to the summit. Getting to Snowshoe Lake is difficult since the Kootenia Forest Service refuses to maintain the manway and it is a total brush bash.
Posted Aug 5, 2005 11:29 pm

nebbenRoute Climbed: Leigh Lake Date Climbed: 7-23-2005


While I didn't summit, I did enjoy every bit of the Cabinets! I wasn't mentally prepared, started late, and so on. The views of Snowshoe from mid-way up the slopes to the E/NE of the lake are awesome! I talked with a guy on the way down and got some info about an approach from the other side of the mountain via Snowshoe Lake...I might try that next year?
Posted Jul 29, 2005 2:53 pm

dkantolaRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 6, 2003  Sucess!


Being in the area, I had to try this peak. Information on Snowshoe Peak was very hard to find. A concise TR and a few sentences out of Climbers guide to Montana were all I had. Route finding challenges and a late start conspired to almost force me to bivy. I did learn one thing: a Petzl Tikka with partially discharged batteries isn't bright enough for off trail hiking. I think I was the first person to reach the summit this year since the register was last signed in October, 2002.
Posted Jul 11, 2003 6:34 am

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