Stanton Mountain Climber's Log
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|FlatheadNative||West Ridge |
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008
|Did in conjunction with Vaught. High temps and a brutal climb to Vaught.|
Not any fun on the descent from Vaught. Climbed with fellow SP member, Vantana.
|Posted Aug 17, 2008 9:31 am|
|rebelgrizz||South Chute |
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008
|Climbed Straight up to the ridge from the bottom of the avalanche chute intersecting the Trout Lake Trail. Upper part of the chute is pretty steep and the footing is horrible. Great views from the summit of Vaught and Brown. We bushwhacked down between the chute and the "climber's trail" to the west. I do not recommend doing that. Very steep, very poor footing...and the bugs were hungry...even with bug repellent. This was a very tough climb....definitely not a walk-up with the route that we took but my 17 year-old and 14 year-old sons handled it extremely well. Also, encountered a small bear on the east side of the creek drainage....take your bear spray!|
|Posted Jul 21, 2008 11:37 pm|
|samh||Always a first |
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2004
|After climbing peaks with friends it was time to set out and try one in which I was the one leading the way. My girlfriend was visiting me in Glacier where I was working on a trail crew for the summer and she was excited to bag her first peak. |
I had mulled this over for sometime and come to the conclusion that a trip up Stanton would be a good first timer for me as a trip leader and her as a climber.
We walked that bear of a trail up Howe Ridge and exited to the right just before it drops off into the Camas drainage. We walked up and side-hilled right until the summit ridge came into view and then turned hard uphill straight toward it. Upon reaching the ridge a nice scramble upon the chossy rock Glacier is known for brought us to the lovely summit.
A small register was located there in which many comments had been left including such interesting ones as, "This sucks" and "Chip Payne is gay." We added our remarks, took some photos and then meandered back down to the Howe trail and my Honda awaiting below.
|Posted Apr 8, 2008 8:24 pm|
|sushiman||winter ascents |
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 1998
|I've never climbed this mountain in GOOD weather.|
the pictures on the main page make me want to do this one in the summer! This mountain makes a great ski mountaineering overnight trip with a camp on Howe Ridge
|Posted Mar 29, 2008 11:11 pm|
|davbaker21||Re: winter ascents|
|Hey, sent a message earlier but my account is super screwed up and I'm not even sure it went through. But we're doing Stanton on Saturday, any special notes on winter ascents? How's the avalanche danger on the ridge? Any differences in the approach?|
|Posted Feb 6, 2014 12:07 pm|
|jimegan||MT STANTON |
Date Climbed: May 7, 1992
|HOWE RIDGE ROUTE WITH GENE JACOBSEN AND OTHG|
8/5/93 HOWE RIDGE ROUTE WITH VERN INGRAHAM OF WHITEFISH, MT ENROUTE TO MT VAUGHT SKIPPED SUMMIT ON THE WAY UP, BUT VERN WANTED TO BAG IT ON THE RETURN EVEN WITH BLOODY TOES!
6/16/96 CLIMBED WITH WIFE, JAMIE MICHELS AND TERRY KROM FROM HOWE RIDGE RETURNING VIA SE GULLY ROUTE
|Posted Feb 6, 2008 5:46 pm|
|cdog||all to myself |
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2004
|spring is a great time to be in the park. I parked at McDonald lake and snowshoed on the highway and around the lake, eventually camping on the far shore near some cabins (not far from the ranger station, which was boarded up for winter).|
The next morning I headed straight up from the lake towards the summit, encountering a short tricky section of cornice. Getting past this led to easier ridge hiking to the snow capped summit. Pretty neat having the entire place to myself.
It was very quick getting back down scree to the lake.
|Posted Dec 23, 2007 12:24 pm|
|CamelCarlson||Howe Ridge to Mcdonald creek traverse |
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2007
|Planned on heading over to Mt. Vaught, but super mushy snow atop the ridge made for a smart decision to go ahead and head down. I would NOT recommend dropping off the ridge down to Mcdonald creek, pretty brutal on the knees.|
|Posted Oct 25, 2007 4:59 pm|
|montanaboy||Howe Ridge route |
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007
|Beautiful warm day, a lot of smoke off to the west. A nice summit in an area of the park that I had not been in before.|
|Posted Sep 17, 2007 12:25 am|
|Fred Spicker||SE Slope |
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2007
Climbed the SE Slope Route (VERY STEEP SLOPE!) more or less as described in the Edwards Guide. We stayed in the timber longer before entering the open drainage on the way up and opted to enter the timber early on the way down for better footing. Some fun Class 3 scrambling below the false summit.
|Posted Sep 13, 2007 6:35 pm|
|Saintgrizzly||Cold, then Hot! |
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007
|Have done this mountain twice, the first time with a group from the GMS (Glacier Mountaineering Society) on a quite chilly day—June 4, 2006—which found us completely in the clouds (and a quite strong, cold wind) on the summit, then a year later—July 5, 2007—with Mike Hoyt on what turned out to be an all-time record high temp for the date in GNP. We each drank almost 4 liters on the mountain, then another 3/4 gallon on the trip back to Missoula, and were still dehydrated! Brutal! We had planned on doing a double ascent, continuing on to Mount Vaught, but in a very wise decision on the Stanton summit, turned back and retreated.|
|Posted Aug 28, 2007 1:57 pm|
|thephotohiker||Hot! Hot! Hot! |
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007
|On what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year, I climbed this peak with Vernon using the West Ridge Route. In spite of the heat it was a great climb. Too bad the temperatures forced us to bag the idea of doing a double and going on to Vaught. Maybe next time...|
|Posted Aug 27, 2007 11:43 am|
|Moni||SE Slope |
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2007
|Sept 12, 2007 With Fred, the SE slope route. Lots of scrambling below the false summit. A long hard-ish day that started out with foul weather, but gradually got better. Good, because descending in the rain would have been fairly dicey.|
August 2, 1978 - With the Bishops. Hard to believe this is almost 30 years ago! It was a great day, nonetheless. I think we did the SW ridge route, as I remember only hiking and little climbing.
|Posted Aug 26, 2007 5:33 pm|