Best one yet!
Oh boy, great glissading even in a low snow year for the Sawtooths!
Would love to come earlier and ski for a few days
Perfect conditions. Not a cloud in the sky the view from the top is definitely worth the bushwhack. And it is a serious bushwhack :) Both lakes were completely frozen over and the glisade descent was awesome took me 30 minutes to get back to the lake from the summit :)
By chance we ran into Sper "sprosseda" at the point where you leave Redfish Creek trail. It was fun to have him join us for the trip and hear about his travels in Idaho and the Tetons. Great views of the Tooths.
Climbed with SP Scrambling Man, his wife, and dog. Great 360 view from summit of course as most know. Short day trip with steep, cliffy, first half bushwack. Easy sand and snow slopes above 9,000 ft lake. Cool mountain (be careful on slabby cliffs though). Broad sandy summit you could camp on.
Let me know if you are in this area again next year and need a hiking partner. Cheers.
Tremendous views. Made the climb with two hiking buddies from the Midwest.
One of the best views in the Sawtooths. A pretty straightforward scramble up from Redfish Creek to an amazing tarn lake nestled just south of Braxon. Then up to the above ridge where the Rotten Monolith (very prominent from Stanley) is viewed. The summit is very inconspicous
This mountain is all about the views. If you wanna scout out some climbs in the area, climb this one first. Its longer than appears on the TOPO but sure is worth it!