Stellar views climbing the west ridge waaaay above the cloud cover. Fun glissading back down to Blue Lake.
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.
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.
beautiful day, summited via the west ridge and descended via the north coulier lots of loose rock.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Hit this one with b. and sqwirll. Excellent car-to-car trip with some nice turns thrown in for good measure.
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.
Climbed the west ridge and skied the northeast face from 10,800' in fine spring conditions.