Clements Mountain Climber's Log

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mprice - Feb 17, 2009 11:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1979

My favorite climb  Sucess!

Of all the climbs in glacier, this is my favorite by far. The climb of the East Face couloirs is challenging but not very difficult. It is like climbing giant steps so ropes are not required. The base is often deeply covered in snow (back then) so the traverse from the north saddle from Oberln was the safest way to access the couloir. Between 1979 and 1981, I climbed it 6 times, mainly as it was easily accessible from Logan Pass and fun to do. Was fortunate enough to witness "Specter of the Brocken" when a cloud came up the face and the sun cast our shadows into it. An incredible experience!

sushiman

sushiman - Jun 1, 2008 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 1999

east face coulior  Sucess!

enjoyable climb and easier than it looks from the parking lot. would like to try the direct start or one of the Matides routes next time!

FlatheadNative

FlatheadNative - Mar 6, 2008 1:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2003

Great views inspite of forest fires  Sucess!

Great climb inspite of the fire in NW Montana.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 6, 2008 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 1993

MT CLEMENTS  Sucess!

7/29/93 CLIMBED WITH OTHG FROM SADDLE SOUTH OF OBERLIN UP THE NW FACE

8/13/98 CLIMBED WITH OTHG ALONG WITH OBERLIN

8/3/2000 CLIMBED WITH OTHG FROM HIDDEN LAKE TRAIL BEFORE HEADING OVER TO DO MT CANNON

7/23/2001 CLIMBED E FACE WITH GMS SHOWING WIFE HOW ROUTE FINDING CAN BE DIFFICULT WHICH MAKES FOR SOME EXCITING EXPOSURE

8/5/13 Solo after Mt Cannon

lonewolf2401

lonewolf2401 - Nov 15, 2007 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1986

East Face Solo  Sucess!

Enjoyed a great cloudless day on this cool face. Hate to climb this one with ANY rain on it! Anyway, had an interesting moment in the couloir when i took a small detour and got hung up on sheer cliffs. Made for a hair raising couple of moves before I got onto solid ground again. After the summit, the traverse of the north face was just as exhilarating!

yolatengo - Sep 24, 2007 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2007

south ridge  Sucess!

Guidebook NOT helpful. Climb south ridge until you get cliffed out...head out onto the east face and keep going until you find the keyhole...look up and start thinking this can't be right...then, straight up and you're there.

highice - Jan 30, 2007 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2004

on a whim  Sucess!

no guide book, but figured it out and just did the standard route. Nice view and my cell phone worked. so I called my dad in Calif. he freaked out a little that I was up there and alone.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 30, 2006 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

South Ridge Variation  Sucess!

I had the guidebook with me, but I still missed what was supposedly the correct route, instead taking a route much like the variation described in the book. This way took me to some Class 5 situations and extremely dangerous exposure, but I finally reached the right couloir and made the summit. I took the West Ridge down.

Moni

Moni - Nov 15, 2003 8:14 am

Route Climbed: East Face Couloir Direct Date Climbed: Aug 30, 1978  Sucess!

With Fred. Very nice climb, especially for Glacier Park rock.

mprice - Mar 12, 2009 12:01 pm

Re: Route Climbed: East Face Couloir- variations Date Climbed: 1970, 30 Aug 1978, 20 July 1980, & 16 Aug 1996  Sucess!

Fred, I see you were climbing at about the same age I was in Glacier Park, though 9 years earlier . I am writing about those years 1979-1981 when I was an employee at Lake Mcdonald Lodge and climbing a lot, if your interested. I am slow at putting up the summitposts so bear with me. It looks as though we were in the same areas!

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