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TheWolfIsLooseNice Afternoon Workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2017


The girlfriend,and I woke up at about 9 am on a Saturday morning and decided to go hike up Squaw. It took about 2 hours round trip. The SE Rib provided some fun scrambling.
Posted Mar 19, 2017 11:34 pm

jafriesenGreat afternoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2014


Hiked up the SE face with my two brothers and a friend. There was a light amount of snow falling at the start of the climb, but nothing accumulated. Had a good time climbing around some of the cool rock features. At the summit, the clouds were loaded up on the east face and curling over the top. Pretty neat!
Posted Jul 20, 2015 2:22 pm

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

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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