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renogurt2:15 from TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008


Almost got mauled by a moose. Superb scrambling at the end.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 1:18 am

mcirqueVia Lake Blanche / Western Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007
Also bagged the unknown lesser peak to the north
Posted Aug 7, 2008 1:02 am

pbogenVia Lake Blanche / Western Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


A great scramble at the end... and a superb peak to do in the early summer when the bigger and better peaks are still snow covered. The area above lake Blanche is gorgeous and seldom visited.
Posted Jul 10, 2008 12:54 pm

Lubosonce in a lifetime  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007


It is basically a fun climb on a long summer day, a lot of loose rock too
Posted Dec 8, 2007 7:26 pm

Matthew Van HornThrice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

Matthew Van Horn

07/26/2007 with Justin A. (Gutloaf). We Went up by the West side of the ridge and descended to the lake via the East side.

09/30/2006 last day of September with Justin A. I camped the night before near Lilian, then met my man Gutloaf as he zoomed up the trail in the dark.

07/04/2006 Independence Day with Justin A. and Travis Atwood (Tatwood).
Posted Jul 26, 2007 2:45 pm

Moogie737From Lake Blanche to the Hanging Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008


7-3-07 With Lana leading Kim and me, we attained the summit in just over 3 hours from the S-curve TH. A fine climb with some interesting ridge scrambling the final 30 minutes. We topped off this adventure by scrambling to the Cottonwood Ridge, then heading east to capture Monte Cristo & Superior before coming back down to Lake Blanche and out. Excellent ridge stuff. 3rd or 4th time at the summit today (7-1-08) with Lana & Brent. Did the same thing as above and enjoyed a nice snow descent back to Lake Blanche. 5th summit 9-8-09 Solo after Blanche Peak with Dave. #6 3-23-10 Solo, attained Sundial saddle from the east side via a steep chute. The ridge to the summit was spooky and dicey because of snow, ice and cornices. #7 6-30-12 via Hanging Canyon up and west route down. Prelude to Blanche Peak on the C. Ridge before returning. Wunderbar! #8 2-10-2015
Posted Jul 3, 2007 7:42 pm

seanpeckhamexciting, and beautiful!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009


Both times via the hanging canyon, south ridge route.
First time was Summer 1996. I think it was a Tuesday, and we didn't see any other humans.
Second time was with my wife and her parents. Saw a couple hikers and a couple climbers (who had done the Eleventh Hour route) descending on our way up. From the peak I ridge-walked to the Cottonwood Ridge for more great views and exercise.
Posted Jun 1, 2007 3:48 am

Rocky AlpsRoute Climbed: Lake Blanche  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

Rocky Alps

Initially tried it on Sep. 23, 2006, but got a bit spooked by the icy conditions near the top and being alone after seeing cougar tracks in the snow, so I turned back a few hundred feet early. I came back 5 years later and got to the top, and thoroughly enjoyed the exposed scrambling on the south ridge. See "Secluded Scramble" trip report for details. The views of Lake Blanche and the surrounding area were awesome both times.
Posted Sep 24, 2006 3:09 am

Jeremy FranchowRoute climbed: Lake Blanche  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2002

Jeremy Franchow

Great climb. Waterfalls everywhere. Found the climb a little challenging up the west slopes of the ridge.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 11:08 pm

J AndersonRock and Roll  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

J Anderson

07/04/2006 with Asher and Tatwood.
09/30/2006 with Asher. The snow had mostly all melted and the leaves were spectacular, making a perfect morning hike.
07/26/2007 Up from the west down to the east with Asher man.
Posted Aug 3, 2006 4:27 pm

HighCountryEleventh Hour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006


This was a great route. Eleventh Hour starts up the corner on the north/northwest face. We completed the climb in three long pitches. There was a nice variety of face and dihedral climbing. The protection was thin and marginal in places but good pro could be found often enough, I suppose. Beautifuls views from the top, but thunder clouds were coming in. Two 70 meter rope raps of the trees on the east side got us down in time to hike down in a nasty thunderstorm. A natural fouth of July display of lightning and thunder.
Posted Jul 6, 2006 5:28 am

Travis AtwoodLake Blanche to South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Travis Atwood

Beautiful area. The ridge was a lot more exposed than I had expected but it made for a fun trip. Great summit views. Climbed with Asher and Justin.
Posted Jul 5, 2006 12:22 am

Joseph BulloughLake Blanche to South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

Joseph Bullough

First visit to this peak on a perfect day in April. Climbed via the south ridge, accessed from the hanging canyon to the west of the ridge.
Posted Apr 23, 2006 3:29 pm

maraudersRoute Climbed: Lake Blanche/South Ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 27, 2005  Sucess!


Really beautiful summit. Fun scramble. Hiked to Lake Blanche and spent the night at the lake. Woke at 6am with a black wall of thunderstorm clouds enveloping the area. Made a shelter and waited out the storm. Honestly, it had me scared, but we lived. Storm passed. Traveled through the cliff bands to the valley on the west side of the peak. There's a great Class 4 line up the west face that puts you right at the base of the South Ridge's crux. The ridge was a little narrower than I expected, but it was great fun with exciting exposure. The summit register was pretty cool, goes back 40+ years.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 11:50 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: Lake Blanche Date Climbed: 1991?


Nice peak.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 4:23 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 13, 2004  Sucess!


Nice fun hike. The scrambling was interesting, but it was much better along the Cottonwood Ridge. I'll have to do this peak under snow conditions!
Posted Jul 13, 2004 9:51 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Lake Blanche - North ridgeline Date Climbed: Oct. 12th 2003  Sucess!


After lake Blanche I rounded to the steep talus on the North West side of the peak.

Decided for a little class 5 to the ridgeline. The knife-edge leading South to the summit was a little exposed. Had the summit to myself.

Posted Oct 13, 2003 8:52 am

MrWasatchRoute Climbed: Lake Blanche/South Ridge Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!


Not as high as the main Cottonwood ridge peaks, but still pretty tough. The ridge scramble back to the summit is difficult and exposed in spots. Approaching thunderstorm made my summit stay only about 3 minutes.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 3:33 pm

tonybell1Route Climbed: 5.10 Route on technical side Date Climbed: Summer 1991  Sucess!


Just one move of 5.10, the rest is a lot easier
Posted Feb 26, 2003 6:56 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Lake Blanche approach to western slopes Date Climbed: May 31 1998  Sucess!


See trip report for details.
Posted Oct 13, 2002 6:32 pm

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