Flattop Mountain Climber's Log

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RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 5:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005

Route: Bear Lake TH  Sucess!

An easy hike with jaw-dropping views of Hallets, Longs, and all of RMNP! Should have bagged Hallets, but I guess that gives me an excuse to go back!


kpiljay - Feb 19, 2006 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2006

Bear Lake  Sucess!

Climbed with Peter, Fabio and Charles. Absolutely freezing and windy above treeline. Miserable and beautiful! Ha!

headinjury - Feb 2, 2006 10:23 pm

Route Climbed: trail Date Climbed: june 1980  Sucess!

i remember a late afternoon lightning storm on the way down


pksander - Jan 23, 2006 5:10 pm

Route Climbed: From Bear Lake Date Climbed: 1/22/06  Sucess!

Great freezing cold day with Charles D, Fabio, and Kristin. I drank a really cold hefe weisen in a really hot shower afterwards.


Kiefer - Jan 22, 2006 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Bear Lake & Kawaneechee Date Climbed: August & Oct. 1997+++  Sucess!

Been up this mountain a few times actually. I used to have a yearly trip that involved hiking from Bear Lake to Kawaneechee visitor centre and through big meadows. Since Flattop mtn. is on the way, it's a nice side trip!


CODave - Dec 30, 2005 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: From Bear Lake Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!

Hiked from Bear Lake to Grand Lake. Descended via North Inlet trail.


heather14 - Oct 23, 2005 12:02 am

Route Climbed: From Bear Lake Date Climbed: August 29, 2005  Sucess!

Stopped enroute to Hallet Peak. Great view of Emerald Lake below.

mountainsurfer - Oct 10, 2005 1:11 am

Route Climbed: a snow filled gulley southeast of the Ptarmingen Glacier Date Climbed: October 6, 2005  Sucess!

The wind was blowing, snow was falling, avalance danger that I avoided, but I cramponed my butt to the top with a cool 15 foot vertical ice wall - old snow that was ice, climb at the end at the top of the gully . Glad that it was the first big snowfall of the season. Good test of Winter mouuntaineering skills.

It also helped that two buck elk were at the top welcoming me to the continental divide.


jennakate - Oct 8, 2005 11:04 pm

Route Climbed: Bear Lake Date Climbed: Way too many times to count!  Sucess!

I have used this mountain so many times to summit other great peaks in the park, such as Hallets, Otis, Taylor, Powell, Notchtop, Knobtop, Gabletop, and Sprague Mountain. The hike from Bear Lake to Grand Lake over Flattop is also a good hike, but too much downhill for me.


Joe_Parvis - Oct 6, 2005 6:03 pm

Route Climbed: Divide traverse from Milner Pass Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

Crossed Flattop after Bighorn Flats on Continental Divide traverse from Milner Pass to Bear Lake. At this point (~4pm) storms chased us across Flattop and down to treeline.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 9:22 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!

awesome views, great access to Hallett if you want the easy way up


Bill562 - Sep 22, 2005 11:04 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: September 21,2005  Sucess!

On the way to Hallett/Otis


KyndKlimber - Sep 5, 2005 3:04 pm

Route Climbed: Flattop Trail Date Climbed: July 26 2005  Sucess!

bagged this one on the way to summit Hallett


kcmule - Aug 30, 2005 12:31 pm

Route Climbed: bear lake Date Climbed: Tuesday July 19, 2005  Sucess!

climbed with hallett peak


mckbill - Aug 14, 2005 10:26 pm

Route Climbed: trail from bear lake Date Climbed: 8/8/05  Sucess!

My wife and I had a very pleasant hike to the summit. We had a snack on boulders overlooking Tindal glacier, and decided to pass on a scramble up to the summit of Hallet (maybe next year).


hoosierhiker - Aug 12, 2005 11:41 am

Route Climbed: Standard (Bear Lake TH) Date Climbed: July 29, 2002  Sucess!

Second time on Flattop on route to a second summit of Hallett. I made my first winter visit to RMNP this past April (2005) and would like to make Flattop my first winter ascent on my next visit.

druwdowns - Aug 10, 2005 3:43 pm

Route Climbed: Bear Lake TH Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!

Hiked to summit with my dad.


Tajji - Jul 24, 2005 4:46 pm

Route Climbed: Tyndall Glacier Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

The early overcast that I worried about on the ascent burned off and revealed a sunny and calm summit. Ascended via the right side of Tyndall Glacier and descended on the standard trail. Great Day!


Asphazell - Jun 30, 2005 11:28 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route (from Bear Lake) Date Climbed: January 2004  Sucess!

It is definately appropriately named...the summit is HUGE and FLAT! Went on to climb Hallett. Will be back for these two for some good snow routes!

Roam Around - Jun 20, 2005 9:10 am

Route Climbed: Bear Lake TH - Flattop Trail Date Climbed: January 30, 2005  Sucess!

broke trail in fresh snow all the way up! The clouds broke open just as we reached the top and closed back up on us just as we turned to come down.

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