Crazy Peak Climber's Log

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CBakwin

CBakwin - Aug 10, 2013 8:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2013

Yo  Sucess!

Climbed this with Brian Baker, on a day of low clouds so we didn't know if we would be able to see much but the clouds parted and the view was fantastic. Traversing the west ridge is as usual, fantastic, and the final work over to the summit makes it more interesting. We were a bit late on the summit and a storm moved in, you could get the static electricity to arc to your hand when you touched the rock of the ridge, so we hightailed it down. Great day.

Dartmouth Hiker

Dartmouth Hiker - Jul 17, 2013 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013

Crazy-ness  Sucess!

Ascended the north ridge (a few areas of class 3) to the false summit, then took the standard traverse to the true top. Was worried about snow but at least this year, the route over including the chute is bone dry; the gully and ensuing scramble were actually really fun! Descended the standard route, getting a bit off-route near the lakes till we found the trail. Interesting peak...

PanamaRed

PanamaRed - Sep 30, 2012 1:40 am

West Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed Crazy Peak in September of 2012 via the west ridge route. It was extremely windy the day we went up, and snow covered everything above 10,000 feet. Near the top there was a lot of ice and things got a little sketchy. All in all a great climb! Took us a good part of a day to do.

MTfred19

MTfred19 - Sep 11, 2012 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2012

West ridge  Sucess!

Climbed alone (with my dogs) on a Wednesday and felt like I had the whole range to myself. Big Timber Creek is gorgeous and so are the upper lakes. I went a little further west than most, I think, and cut quite a few verts off of the climb up the steep loose stuff to gain the ridgeline. Wow! What an amazing view! Absolutely insane (crazy)!! Very cold and windy heading up the ridge to the false summit where I decided to leave the dogs with my pack and sticks. A very interesting route leads down the chute and over and up to the main summit. A great feeling of acomplishment! One of my favorite hikes - the only downfall being the amount of steep loose rock (very tedious and tough on dog feet). Can't wait to come back to the Crazys!

JLuthanen

JLuthanen - Jul 3, 2012 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Helluva hike

Stayed overnight and camped at the TH. Early start in the AM, attained a saddle (the one closer to the highway I believe - had some difficulty triangulating). Buddy's dog was wimpering up high and his pads were cut up, and ridge to the top looked like a sufferfest. Definitely on the to-do list ...

droot

droot - Jul 3, 2012 11:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

Nice weather  Sucess!

Climbed via the west ridge. Camped out at Blue Lake the night before, started early. Attained the false summit quite easily, with a few class 3 moves on the way up. From the false summit we went down the infamous chute, and scrambled our way to the true summit. Great day on top, with blue skies all around.

nickL

nickL - Oct 26, 2011 12:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

West Ridge  Sucess!

Stellar views climbing the west ridge waaaay above the cloud cover. Fun glissading back down to Blue Lake.

cookedfish

cookedfish - Feb 11, 2011 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2008

The Crazies are Crazy

My friend and I being the newbies that we were decided to head straight up a couloir on the NW face instead of the standard route. It being late in the season, that meant about two thousand vertical feet of shifting talus. Not fun. We stopped at the false summit and headed down the standard route.

ianc82

ianc82 - Sep 9, 2010 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

second attempt, success  Sucess!

An awesome day. Started from TH around 8. Had to tie my dog up when it started to get sketchy for him below the false summit. I accidently went down the wrong "chimney" which became treacherous class 4 with large rocks dislodging. I realized my mistake on the way back and was relieved to find the main chimney relatively free of loose rock. A memorable solo ascent.

DBachen

DBachen - Aug 11, 2009 12:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009

crazy peak  Sucess!

beautiful day, summited via the west ridge and descended via the north coulier lots of loose rock.

alpine climber

alpine climber - Aug 18, 2008 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008

six in six  Sucess!

Climbed six peaks over 10,000 ft in six days in the Crazies, did the west ridge of Crazy Peak on day two. First time in these mountains...beautiful range.

wyomtman

wyomtman - Dec 12, 2007 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Crazy Coulior  Sucess!

Soloed the Crazy Couloir, the route described in Alpine ice & rock guide to Southwest & Central Montana. Great route! Had planned on doing it in two days but an evening of hail in a leaky bivy sack forced me to do it in one long day. Important lessons learned to say the least. Great mountain and amazing range!

lonewolf2401

lonewolf2401 - Nov 15, 2007 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1991

Crazy Peak  Sucess!

Great solo trip. Camped at Blue Lake and then hiked straight to the mountain, gaining the west ridge. From there a simple ridge walk to the split summit, where a little scrambling is required down into the cleft and then back up to the actual summit. Beautiful weather, awesome place!

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Sep 6, 2007 3:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Kicked Ass  Sucess!

Made the "true" summit after about an hour and a half from the false summit. Gorgeous views and only about 5 other hikers during the whole trip considering it was Labor Day weekend. Tough hike, especially during the summer months.

highice - Jan 30, 2007 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

north ridge climb  Sucess!

climbed with my dog the north ridge from granite lake b.c. class 3, maybe harder if doing the true arete. time 1-1/2 hrs up, due to lightning storm approaching! decended west ridge in the storm...not a good situation, but I lived.

HedUp

HedUp - Jan 9, 2007 1:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Second Summit  Sucess!

Two for two...started at Granite Lake and headed up the west ridge - standard route. Forest fire smoke obscured the distant views, but the short range views were superb. My buddies dog almost made it! Wonder if there's ever been a pup up there before?

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Sep 14, 2006 12:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Ascended one of the gullies west of the summit to the west ridge, climbed that ridge to the summit. Descended the north ridge, following others who had climbed that route. We lost track of the folks leading the way down, so improvised a way down off the cliffs on the west side of the north ridge. It was getting rather late by then, so we were very glad to find a good way down while it was still daylight. Nice peak, beautiful area, and fun summit scramble.

gato

gato - Jul 21, 2006 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

Crazy Train  Sucess!

Hit this one with b. and sqwirll. Excellent car-to-car trip with some nice turns thrown in for good measure.

bakcast

bakcast - May 10, 2006 2:28 pm

Crazy Views

First tried climbing Crazy Peak in June 2003 - turned away by zero visibility conditions. Successfully reached the top in July 2006. Great hike, no one around except down by the lakes.

b.

b. - Apr 30, 2006 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

Spring Skiing  Sucess!

Climbed the west ridge and skied the northeast face from 10,800' in fine spring conditions.

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