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jafriesenSE face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2014


We parked where the road turns east toward Yergenson Creek. The four of us then headed up the creek bed to the wide saddle south of Wood Canyon. From there we headed straight up through the falling snow to the false summit and on to the high point. Thanks to the early start, we were pleasantly rewarded with light snow instead of rain!

I've been wanting to hike this hill since before I knew its name, so today was a fun day! One of our party wore flip flops for some unknown reason, and turned back about 20 minutes from the summit. A valuable lesson was learned: wear boots.

No marijuana plants to be found. Thanks for the great page Sean!
Posted Apr 28, 2014 12:55 am

jlfriesenSunday morning hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2014


What a great peak! Snowed on us a bit at the start but the weather was sublime at the summit. Hiked up the southeast face and around the west side of the giant rock face. Turned out to be quite challenging with a vertical climb of 2800'. Not even an hour away from Nampa. Great hike. Bring boots! Keep on the lookout for Mary Jane.
Posted Apr 27, 2014 8:18 pm

DesertDawgSo Close, And Like a Real Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2014
I started with the SE Rib route with two 10 month old Golden Retrievers. It took a little bit to find the jeep trail as I started the hike upon the first creek crossing vs. the 2nd. It was just one ridge over. Minimal snow, just a few fields towards the top and the North facing ridges. Little soggy but not too bad. About 3/4 way up and picking the two dogs up to lift them onto a ledge we traversed to the upper part of the gully to make the top. Smart move on this day. The rib route would probably be more doable without dogs and snow but would still be very challenging. Happy to find there was minimal wind on top which is a rarity for this Butte.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 10:35 pm

boisedocdry winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2013


very little snow turned this into more of a stroll than a hike. Drove to about 5200ft. No snowshoes needed. Still a nice area to visit.
Posted May 9, 2013 11:11 pm

idpeakgirlWinter snowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2006


Low snow allowed for driving up the road further than usual. This may not have been in January, but seemed like it was. Nice snowshoe to the top with plenty of winter wind on a sunny day.
Posted May 3, 2013 9:09 pm

calebEOCDrive Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2012


Drove up to the lookout, and out to the north end of the road. I walked out Squaw Butte proper from the end of the road and picked up my first tick of the year along the way. Tackled the Payette and Ada County highpoints after this one.
Posted May 23, 2012 12:00 am

mtybumpoGreat Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2010


Climbed with Splattski. The day was a little stormy off and on but it was fun. We took a route up a steep gully through the rocks on the east face (we kind of called it the Splattybumpo or the Mtybumpski route.) Conditions were a bit slippery in places but the rock/snow/ice/ combo made it seem more alpine, plus we were home in time for lunch!
Posted Dec 18, 2010 3:55 pm

ericwillhiteWhile in Sweet with friend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010


Great summit. Hiked on snowy road last mile. Map and pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/idaho_climbing/squaw_butte_202.htm
Posted Apr 27, 2010 1:23 pm

SchlekewayCold Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2010


Picked the most direct line up the SE rib/face I could see... had a great climb. It got colder than I thought it would and there were some fun moves at the top/crux. Good winter climb/hike.
Posted Jan 24, 2010 10:23 am

DrGranolaGreat!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2009


A very good hike indeed! Did this on "a spur of the moment".
Did the SE ridge. Lots of lose rock in the "class 3+ section." Found a "safe route" to the top... Lots of flys at this time, and when I wanted to take a break, it kept me moving!
Posted May 17, 2009 11:17 pm

Deltaoperator17West of Rib/SE Rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2009


With Ed Philp, saw a couple other guys moving fast up the Rib, couldnt catch them and they descended east of the rib fast!
Great Day, very soft and sloggy descending down the rib.
Posted Feb 14, 2009 6:25 pm

splattskiSE rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009


Hiked to the ridgetop, then snowshoed the last couple hundred yards to the lookout. The weather was inverted, so wee couldn't see much of the valley while we were in sunshine on the summit. Had a little trouble finding the car in the fog.
Posted Jan 31, 2009 7:15 pm

SladerVery Fun for Me
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008


My very first hike
Posted Oct 20, 2008 10:11 pm

tanner921Brother, Dad, I. Squaw in the spring  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008


Good day to hike, a little cold on the summit. Kinda foggy but it was great and very green.
Posted Jul 25, 2008 10:23 pm

tanner921Squaw Butte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008


Went with my Dad (Deltaoperator17) and Matt, Chase Eells, Chris and Spencer Randolph and Dan Biddle. Long trip in snowshoes... really fun!
Posted Jul 19, 2008 11:07 pm

Deltaoperator17Da Squaw  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008


My two boys ages 16 and 8 hiked up the Jeep Road. Very different from our snowshoe trip in Feb, Everything in bloom. This was a nice day with my boys.
Posted Jul 19, 2008 1:40 am

SawtoothSeanGrowing Stuff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2007


Snow-shoed up from Spring Creek to the SE Rib- steep snow and rock- tough with snoe-shoes until the ridge where it was just deep snow and windy cold. Follow the south ridge down (easier). My first peak in 2 months (back injury). An old man (redneck) stopped at our car and questioned what we were doing there. He said they had some marijuana found growing in the area and he owned the road! (It was a public road). We told him we'd keep an eye out for them damn hippies and then I asked him if he wanted to get high.
Posted Mar 5, 2007 6:07 am

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