Angel Wing Climber's Log

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larch32 - Jul 27, 2019 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2019

Busy day at Grinnell  Sucess!

A nice way to experience Grinnell Glacier Basin in relative solitude on a day when hundreds of people were in the area.


Wheelbarrow - Jan 21, 2017 3:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2015

Spectacular Views  Sucess!

I now can't recommend doing Grinnell Glacier trail without doing Angel Wing! It's the best view of the glacier hands down. Glad I had the whole mound to myself at the same time.


RoryKuykendall - Dec 8, 2016 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015

Misty Day  Sucess!

Misty day in July. A great day.


FlatheadNative - Jun 19, 2016 5:42 pm

Great day   Sucess!

With friends in 2014


wiredroach - Jul 20, 2015 11:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2015

Long Hike That's Worth the Effort  Sucess!

Hiked with friends Julie, James, and Theresa. It makes for a full day when you drive to and from Great Falls for this hike, but the views all along the trail and from the summit are worth it. This is one of Glacier's "minor" summits that are every bit as spectacular as the the big peaks.

andrew david

andrew david - Feb 16, 2013 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2012

Go Past the Summit  Sucess!

Past the summit, (out onto an "arm") which is ripe with bighorn sheep (try not to step in their "beds"), there is one of the most glorius views in Glacier, capturing the whole Grinnell Glacier Trail, Grinnell Mountain, and thousands of feet of thin waterfall all in one shot. The approach goes from the Glacier over some very scored and scoured rock forms, a fine hour passed in variety of sight.


WOLFrising - Jan 1, 2013 12:27 am

Might as well summit...  Sucess!

Summer 2010

...if you already made it to the glacier! One of my first (slightly) off-trail experiences in Glacier. Climbed with KG. The sheer drop off to Grinnell Lake is vertigo inducing and quite lovely!

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Sep 11, 2011 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Awesome  Sucess!

Climbed up to Grinnel Glacier and saw Angel Wing and couldn't pass it up. Made it up to the summit from Upper Grinnel Lake in 35 minutes (I was moving pretty fast). Awesome views of Grinnel Glacier and of Lower Grinnel Lake. Cool little summit


EarMountain - May 25, 2010 2:25 pm

Angel Wing  Sucess!

2001 with Terry, Bud and a host of others.
1992 with Bill


juneauhiker - Feb 26, 2010 5:54 pm

First Glacier Park summit  Sucess!

I hiked the Grinnell Glacier trail and convinced a friend to keep going. The humble first of hopefully many mountains in Glacier Park I will have the good fortune to climb.


Glacierscrambler - Feb 9, 2010 11:16 pm

Angel Wing  Sucess!

Climbed several times. One of my all time favorite views in Glacier. Probably the coldest ford in the park. I would recommend a pair of solid sandals to make the going quicker.


distressbark - Sep 28, 2009 1:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009

Grinnell Glacier Trail  Sucess!

impressive view of Grinnell Lake beneath Angel Wing's sheer north face. otherwise, the incredible bulks of Mount Gould, Mount Grinnell, and Allen Mountain obscure any other views.

saw four male mountain goats and a golden eagle on the summit.


jimegan - Feb 6, 2008 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1996



10/2/97 DITTO


mountaingazelle - Aug 13, 2006 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Grinnell Glacier  Sucess!

It was a cold and cloudy day. We hiked around the south shore of the two lakes because the other side was closed due to bears. Saw a mother and her two cubs directly across the outlet of Lake Josephine. Angel Wing is a nice mountain to climb with a very scenic approach hike to Grinnell Glacier.


KristinaAL - Dec 16, 2005 1:27 am

Route Climbed: Via Grinnell Glacier Trail Date Climbed: July 22, 2005  Sucess!

Got an early start. We had the trail to ourselves, and paused to enjoy a tourist-free Grinnell Glacier before leaving the trail to make our way to the summit. Luckily it was overcast, and a perfect temperature, but started raining shortly after getting back on the trail. Overall a very enjoyable day in the Mountains. On that trip, I saw more kinds wildflowers and wildlife than ever before in one day.

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