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Young RoyceOvernight trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2016

Young Royce

Camped a couple miles from the lake, bushwhacked to shoulder and climbed to summit. A lot of spots required snowshoes. Gotta love the Bitterroot:)
Posted Apr 29, 2017 11:17 pm

lldeboerMay Blizzard   Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2016
Climbed into a snow storm with winds that nearly knocked us over. Excellent.
Posted May 25, 2016 7:04 pm

WildcatHot 10 hour day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2015


climbed Sweeney peak and followed the ridge around to the Pyramid Buttes for a 10 hour multi summit day. Must come back to Sweeney Peak for some skiing this winter
Posted Aug 3, 2015 11:55 am

The LimeySweeney Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2015
Beautiful,hot,summer day.
Posted Aug 1, 2015 1:37 pm

MTfred19Skiing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2015


Beautiful bluebird day!
Posted Feb 9, 2015 12:27 pm

hikerFirst Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2014
Fun and rewarding! The trail was easy to find on the way up, but I lost it on the way down. If that happens to you just follow the ridge until it starts to rise again then head to your right (down) and you will run into it or find the campsite at the stream.
Posted Sep 17, 2014 12:04 pm

palblinkerEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014


Took a friend on her first summit and my first summit in Montana. Not too windy at the top and fresh huckleberries along the way. Couldn't have asked for a better day out.
Posted Sep 14, 2014 1:47 am

litbeck2003great hike
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2012
a great hike. went with my brother and friend. planned to do tohe pyramid buttes but ran into blister problems. decided to head up toward sweeny peak. got about 600 vertical feet from the summit and turned around. wind was blowing, it felt like 70 plus mph, pretty wild. back at the truck by 1:30 pm. great day
Posted Nov 22, 2012 2:36 pm

MTfred19SE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving!! 2nd time on summit.
Posted Mar 5, 2011 4:01 pm

highicenice view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2009
nice hike and still big drift near the summit. must come back and ski this area!!!
Posted Sep 1, 2009 2:44 pm

lapotkaeast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009


skipped work on a bluebird Wednesday, it was worth it
Posted Jul 1, 2009 10:48 pm

alpine climberlolo-sweeney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

alpine climber

Did the Lolo-Sweeney traverse. Great day to celebrate independence.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 11:46 am

mtn earFirst winter "climb"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2004

mtn ear

This was my first ever ascent of a peak in winter, and although a white-out on top, what an enjoyable experience!
Posted Apr 18, 2008 5:21 pm

hepcat241Way windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007


A nice overcast day on the east ridge until we got out of the trees. Between the spindrift and the high winds it turned out to be an adventure after all.
Posted Nov 19, 2007 11:10 pm

lindasyhThird time was charming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


14 July 06 - East Ridge with my husband.

13 Aug 06 - East Ridge reprise with my husband, Michael, and brother-in-law. Another great hike in the Bitterroots!

27 July 08 - Worth another climb with my husband and friends, Brian & Laurie - a little hazy but views still good.
Posted Nov 10, 2007 8:12 pm

Michael HoytSeven and Counting  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Michael Hoyt

14aug10 - Passed over the summit after completing the ridge climb from Lolo Peak. It was my second time along that ridge and I liked it even better this time.

20may10 - I've been on this summit so many times, I'm beginning to lose count. But then, I love this summit and plan to climb it many more times.

10-11jul09 - A 2-day outing with my friend Jim. Pyramid Peaks the first day then followed the ridge-crest from Holloway Lake to the summit of Sweeney Peak.

12jun09 - Took a couple of friend to visit Sweeney Peak for their first time. Still plenty of snow up high - their dogs had a great time romping on the snow fields.

27jul08 - Took a couple friends up this peak on a perfect-weather day. It was their first time on this mountain.

15jun08 - Made a solo climb on snowshoes just to view the remaining snow. There were drifts up to 25' deep near the summit.

10aug07 – Did a solo climb of the connecting ridge between Lolo and Sweeney. A wonderful, though taxing, climb I recommend for anyone who likes route finding plus Class 3 and 4 climbing.

13aug06 - Climbed the East Ridge route with my brother and wife. Perfect weather and an all around good day. Also did a little recon for a later attempt at the Lolo-Sweeney connecting ridge.

14jul06 - Climbed the East Ridge with my wife, Linda. We had a great time.
Posted Nov 10, 2007 7:52 pm

montanaboyEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2003


Another windy effort in the Bitterroot. The wind must know when I am out there. Saint Joseph, Sweeney, Lolo, East Trapper - they all got me.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 10:59 pm

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