Black Mountain Climber's Log

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Alcas24 - Jul 31, 2008 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Absolutely Spectacular  Sucess!

Wow....what a cool hike/climb. The scenery in that area is second to none. It was very cool to see Pilot and Index and the view of Cowen is sweet. Highly recommended.

montana boy

montana boy - Jul 21, 2008 9:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

right-Y gully  Sucess!

good snow conditions; starting to melt out near the top. car to car made a long day.


wyomtman - Jul 13, 2008 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Perfect  Sucess!

Climbed the left Y gully, good soild snow all the way down to the lake (still 1/2 frozen). Great view off the top and fun glissade down- Thanks Gage


NoSubas - Feb 25, 2008 12:17 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2007

Y  Sucess!

Fun climb up left side Y. No grizzlies or sign. Plenty of human sign.

montana boy

montana boy - Feb 20, 2007 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

gully W. of std. route  Sucess!

Up there by my lonesome. Slept at the lake and climbed the next morning. It was perfect except some jackass took my stove that I stashed in the timber down below.

highice - Jan 30, 2007 6:03 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2003

june climb  Sucess!

broke trail entire way, post holing! opted to do the west ridge from the upper lake, instead of soloing the couloir route. This was due to my exhuastion causing a sudden lack of confidence.


tacoturner - Dec 26, 2006 7:18 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

This is an impressive summit that towers above one of the most beautiful and remote-feeling scenes I have ever seen. We left from the campground later than planned, but past the crowds well before the tree-line. After leaving most of our pack weight at Jewel lake with a less-inclined member of our party, the other 3 of us headed up the west ridge and made it back down with enough time to eat a short lunch and rest before the upper lake area began to fill with the irritating crowds...


gato - Apr 18, 2006 1:02 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2006

April's Fool  Sucess!

Went up with bthere and friends, swam up the left Y gully and stood on top late in the day. I got the "up close and personal" view of bthere's slide, left me puckered. The schwack out through the unknown was the worst part, though, especially since I left my headlamp at home...


b. - Apr 3, 2006 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2006

April Fool's  Sucess!

Climbed the left branch of the Y gully, then scrambled to the summit. One skier dropped in to a safe spot, then I kicked off an 18" avalanche that roared past him. We hiked back out and descended the south side of the mountain, mostly in the dark and through dense forest. Very long day, very poor conditions on the descent, but still better than being buried! 19 hours car to car.

WY in OR - Oct 17, 2004 1:16 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 14, 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful hike in, and a great ridge walk to the summit. Perfectly clear day. Sat down with a couple of topos at my side, spent a while naming visible peaks. Highly recommend this climb. Do-able in one day, but why hurry? Spend your weekend up there. It is worth it.


joel2lounge - Jul 25, 2004 1:28 pm

Route Climbed: West to East Ridge traverse Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!

Hit trailhead solo at 6am, cut out to west ridge from Jewel Lake and summited at 9:30. Then descended east ridge summit block and traversed ridgeline to saddle east of pine creek lake and then dropped down to tbe lake at noon. After the ridgeline turns north after going east it becomes rather technical and somewhat loose depending on your route. Ridge is actually quite solid but if you drop off either east or west it can become quite loose. Back at the car by 2pm.

After mid-july this route can easily be done in running shoes and a some water/food, no axe needed. GO LIGHT.


bakcast - Jun 7, 2004 10:31 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August, 2004

After being turned away in June, we climbed this one on a day hike from the campground. Breathtaking views. I'm sure I'll return.

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