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|Nice page for an interesting peak. Good, informative pictures. Thanks for posting.|
You may want to turn the URLs for the webcam and snow conditions into clickable links. The FAQ page explains how to do that.
|Posted Sep 27, 2004 11:53 am|
|I was wondering when someone would get around to posting this mountain. Well done. |
What time did you all summit on Saturday?
|Posted Sep 27, 2004 11:56 am|
|We summited at ~1 on Saturday, and were suprised to see three other parties on the climb.|
|Posted Sep 27, 2004 1:05 pm|
|I was on top of Gallatin Peak at about 11am and peered aroud with binoculars to see if anyone was on the surrounding mountains. I didn't see anyone on the Sphinx but your timing would explain why. It sure was a beautiful day! |
It looks from your photos like there was more snow over there than there was in the Spanish Peaks. I only ran into significant snow by about 10,500'.
|Posted Sep 27, 2004 1:55 pm|
|I've been wanting to climb Gallatin peak for a while... I am not a great rock climber, only comfortable to the 5.7 or 5.8 range. How hard is the climb? and how is the rock?|
|Posted Sep 27, 2004 3:30 pm|
|The rock on Gallatin is so-so, pretty typical for the Spanish peaks. lots of loose granite talus. I took the south face and there are numerous possible routes I could see with the hardest being 4th class if you take the "south ridge" near the top. 3rd class would be the easiest southern route I would guess. The summit register indicates many other routes...Norht face, west ridge, southeast ridge etc. |
In the future, I've got my eye on the NE ridge!
The tough part is the length of the hike. I came in from Hellroaring creek in a day. All told - 25 miles, 5,500', 9 hours. My dogs and I were dead to the world Saturday night.
|Posted Sep 27, 2004 4:16 pm|
|Posted Sep 27, 2004 12:25 pm|
|Excellent page! This is an awesome mountain and you've posted some nice photos to go with it. Great job and have a good one!|
|Posted Sep 27, 2004 1:22 pm|
|Jerry L||Untitled Comment|
|Excellent page. You took some nice pictures. I can't wait to climb this peak.|
|Posted Sep 27, 2004 2:54 pm|
|Gangolf Haub||Untitled Comment|
|Posted Sep 28, 2004 7:42 am|
|Posted Sep 28, 2004 11:34 am|
|Fred, the maintainer never replied to me. I was not outvoted 14:1 when I originally voted. However, it seems like the page was updated the day I voted, so now it is 4 stars. I do not remember every page I vote on.|
|Posted Nov 22, 2004 9:42 pm|
|Posted Jan 3, 2005 10:38 am|
|Interesting looking peak- nice job on this page.|
|Posted Jan 28, 2006 2:21 am|
|dino61111||Much easier than it looks|
|I climbed this peak last week, 8/25/2015. It appears that someone has taken the time to much improve the previously mentioned "goat paths" since the time of initial climbs. As of now,with a cairned trail right to the top, and taking into account the clear way around the "crux"; I would now rate this climb as class 1 with very little that could even be called class 2. Still, a totally worthy climb to a beautiful mountain. Though taking plenty of stamina to climb, this may be one of the technically easiest peaks to summit in the region.|
|Posted Aug 28, 2015 4:32 pm|
|Matt Lemke||Re: Much easier than it looks|
|Thanks for the info! When I climbed it it was mostly snow covered but I figured in the summer it would be an easier trail|
|Posted Aug 30, 2015 6:22 pm|