Climbed up the SW couloir to the saddle, decided not to go up the chimney immediately there, went down the other side about 10m, and continued up the gully more behind the mountain. A few scary moves that made me wish I had brought a rope, but made it to the top no problem, back to the car that afternoon.
Acclimatization climb before Granite Peak
Climbed via the SE Couloir. Nice climb, great exposure in a few sections, and a beautiful area.
Beautiful day and a really fun climb. We took the SW coulior then the 4th class gully the rest of the way. Summited at 9:30 and hung out for a while before heading back down. Highly recommend this mountain!
Biked to the wilderness boundary then on foot from there. Perfect day for climbing, once on the ridge got off route a few times, north side was icy and snowy from a recent storm. I was solo, and didn't have a rope. Finally picked my way through to the top, fun exposed climbing!
Interesting and beautiful forest in the basin. The West gully approach was a fun scramble. We took the 5.2 gully and loved it. Rapped down it too. Anyone know where the summit register went? Climbed with MtnNinja
Summitted via the SW couloir and down led the knife ridge until we got sick of sketchy traversing on rock and snow. Rappelled down Land of Rape and Honey to get off the ridge.
Hiked to ridge climbers right of summit, simul-climbing traverse on low 5th class, rappel off of tower right of summit, 2 or 3 belayed pitches, then scramble to summit. Hiking decent of gully/couloir climbers left of summit. Completely dry route. Car to car 10 to 11 hours with Daryl and Pete. Moose, bear and goat sightings.
This was my first trad climb. On the approach (between 5 and 6AM) we ran into a family of moose (a bull, mother and calf), as well as two black bears on two different occasions (one with a cub). Also within that timeframe we heard a coyote howling within 100 yards of us. One crazy approach, and one solid climb.
Really fun climb, surprised I waited this long to do it. The cooler was completely filled w/ snow, which was surprisingly firm. Ice axe definitely required. Saw two moose on the hike out.
Mark and I climbed some route on the east side of the south face? not great pro but good rock, three pitches with the last one being a fun scramble. Great alpine route just three miles from the truck, amazing view. (no paper in the register)
Nice climb, great view.
I was the thrid member of the party. Amazing weather, enjoyable climb. Unfortunately the ski descent of the couly was a little rough. All in all a great day.
I was with the goof ball below and above
We originally intended to take the West Ridge but upon seeing how good the SW couloir looked we decided to go for it instead. We ascended the couloir, ditched our skis at about 12:30 and climbed the rock chute at the top then around some of the boulders to the summit. We summited at 3:15 p.m. stayed there until 4:00 and descended the boulders and then rappelled down the rock chute. By the time we made it to the top of the couloir and re-packed our gear for the ski descent it was roughly quarter til five. We then skied out the couloir which had iced over heavily just as it had become shaded. Skied it out and called it a day.
My company takes a periodic "outing" near Bozeman. Usually we go fishing, this time we went climbing on the non-technical route - W gully on Beehive. If only all jobs were like this!
Went the hiking route from the basin to the top with a scramble to get to the top. Came down the back side (much easier because there is a trail). Good easy day hike with beautiful views all around and in the summer the wild flowers in the basin are wonderful. Ran into some mountian goats and some baby goats.
I was there, too, and it was a freakin' hard climb. But it is always nice to stand on top of the Beehive, by any means. Nice page, G.
Very tough route with great exposure and superb rock. The second pitch is a monster, but well worth it. This route is much more difficult and commiting than the standard route.