Cracktop Climber's Log

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SarahThompson - Aug 25, 2019 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2019

Gorge Lakes Traverse  Sucess!

Milner Pass -> Ida -> Chief Cheley -> UN 12,820 -> Cracktop -> Julian -> Terra Tomah and back. Awesome outing.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Aug 14, 2016 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

From Ida  Sucess!

With Lee. A marmot stole my black North Face Thermoball up there. Lil fker.


chicagotransplant - Sep 30, 2013 11:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2013

Ridge Run  Sucess!

Started at Timber Lake TH, hiked to the valley separating Jackstraw and Ida and bushwhacked to treeline, then traversed Ida, Chief Cheley, PT 12820 and Cractop to Julian. Lots of scrambling and interlocking grass ledges from Cractop to Julian, fun stuff! Also climbed Jackstraw and Gray Jay on the way down, long day! Lots of wildlife: elk, deer, moose and bighorn all present today!


wmolland - Sep 18, 2012 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2012

From Chief Cheley  Sucess!

Pretty straight forward. You can either stay on the ridge across or drop to Highest Lake and head back up. Either way it's not much more than a walk.


heather14 - Sep 14, 2010 12:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

Great day in the park  Sucess!

Did the cirque from Ida to Terra Tomah. Windy, but beautiful September day. I would do this again just for the solitude.

I would love to checkout Crack Couloir sometime!


CSUMarmot - Sep 11, 2010 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

From Chief Cheley  Sucess!

Then dropped down to HIghest and Azure Lakes and up to Jagor Point, Sheep Rock on the way back

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 7, 2010 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

From 12820  Sucess!


Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Jul 20, 2006 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1969

From Chief Cheley  Sucess!

Total ascents = 4. First time on a long one day traverse from Milner Pass to Bear Lake. The summits that day included Ida, Chief Cheley, Cracktop, Julian, Terra Tomah, Sprague and Flattop.


NanitaD - Feb 22, 2006 1:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1995

Route climbed: from Ida  Sucess!

Cracktop was my 79th Rocky Mountain National park summit. We came over Ida and continued to Terra Tomah. It was long a memorable day and a half in the park.


jennakate - Sep 30, 2005 9:54 pm

Route Climbed: via Mt. Ida Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Super fun terrain! We climbed Cracktop on route to Bear Lake from Milner Pass.


smudge - Aug 25, 2004 10:16 pm

Route Climbed: standard (over Ida) Date Climbed: June 28, 2003  Sucess!

Great mountain and a fun scramble from Chief Cheley. Looks like the "crack couloir" would be loads of fun!

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