Awesome overnighter hike. I parked at Blodgette Canyon and hiked up to High Lake on the 28th. Camped at the beautiful lake. Next day went up the south ridge, summitted Canyon, and then descended via the slope that shoots off to the East down to Wyatt and Canyon Lake's. Then down to the road and hiked road back to the car. It was an awesome, exhausting, and beautiful hike. Lots of exposure on top. This has got to be my favorite peak I have done in the Bitterroots.
Great exposure peak for the Bitterroots. Bring a rope if you're not confident making moves with exposure. I'm thinking a winter ascent might be worth the time...anyone interested?
Second times the charm, summited via the SE ridge in 13 hours car to car, long day. Still winter up there so the aproach from the lake was mostly a snow climb, ridge started as an exposed hike and soon became solid 4th and 5th class climbing. weather was less than perfect so also got to climb in the clouds. would highly recommend this route.
Climbed the Southeast Ridge from Wyant Lake solo. Basically I hiked up the talus chute south of Wyant to the ridge, then along the ridge to near the summit. Blocked by sketchy class 4 along the ridge so I traversed west across the south face of Canyon Peak to the Southwest ridge and then summited from there. The downclimb was pretty sketchy without protection.
After 3 failed winter attempts on N. Ridge, we cheated and did S. ridge in summer. Near the top there is an awesome 'boardwalk' with incredible exposure. A very memorable bitterroot climb
Ben and I hit up this fun peak once again. Started climbing on the west face and ended up doing some traverses that brought us close to the north ridge. Saw 3 other people summit that day, kinda odd. Fun rap down the middle of the west face and then a hike out via High Lake.
My brother and I made a good "no equipment" attempt at this peak, relying mostly on Ben Johnnson's descriptions. Unfortunately our route finding abilities must not be as good as Ben's and we had to bail out a few hundred feet from the summit.
We took a detour on our return to recon a south ridge attempt on a later date. From what we could see it looked doable, but I would appreciate input from other area climbers.
From what I remember it was a great day to finally bag this peak. I think it took about 10 hours from car to peak to camp so this is doable in a day...yeah, hoping to try the east or west face sometime.
Incredible view from the top. Beautiful exposed ridge right near the summit, dropping a thousand feet on either side of a five foot walkway.