Flattop Mountain Climber's Log

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tdoughty - Aug 14, 2006 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

From Notchtop  Sucess!

Traverse from SE Gulley and summit of Notchtop with P. Dowdy & C. Sanford.


trekker - Aug 10, 2006 7:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

Standard Trail  Sucess!

Hoping to do this with Hallet. Started in rain from Bear Lake, which stopped, but clouds were ominous. Reports from a couple groups descending said it was high winds and nasty on top. Bailed at 12,ooo'. I should have waited for a while, it all blew over by the time I was back in my vehicle at Bear Lake.

Edit: Had better luck on Aug. 11, 2007. Great weather, lots of people, combined this with a visit to Hallett Peak.


roozers42 - Jun 25, 2006 5:31 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2006

Route Climbed: from Bear Lake  Sucess!

Wandered up the snow, don't know if it was the "standard" trail. Beautiful day by myself - only met a couple other people.


ajsamuel - Jun 5, 2006 8:58 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2006

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Great hike with good views of the park. Hiked the Flattop Trail from Bear Lake. Lots of snow at and below treeline.


climbhighnow - May 10, 2006 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2006

Dragon's Tail  Sucess!

fun climb all the way. we added a second rock band by going left at the first big rock; up steeper snow to a short (but tricky) rock section. prob. solid m2 if not m2+


pjenson05 - May 8, 2006 4:09 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2006

Dragon's Tail  Sucess!

Awesome Climb up Dragon's Tail Couloir.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - May 7, 2006 12:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 1966

From Bear Lake Trailhead  Sucess!

Total ascents = 10. A gentle, friendly mountain with a great summit view.


1mvertical - Apr 25, 2006 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006

Bear Lake w/ a ski descent  Sucess!

We skinned most of the way up, but had to take the skis off in spots. While the Dragon's Tail is calling, we opted for a tammer first outing on wild snow w/ new gear. We found perfect weather that day, and perfect snow on the north side.


Haliku - Apr 24, 2006 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006

Dragon's Tail Couloir  Sucess!

We (rkymtn) had an enjoyable outing on what was a beautiful climb in all aspects. The snow allowed for easy step kicking. The surrounding views are great.


rkymtn - Apr 24, 2006 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006

Route Climbed: Dragon's Tail Couloir  Sucess!

Haliku and I enjoyed the ascent of the Dragon's Tail Couloir before heading to the summit and on to Hallett Peak. Snow conditions were great for kicking steps and the weather was equally nice. Overall, the climb was easy with a minor rock crux towards the top of the left couloir branch.


Pennington - Apr 24, 2006 2:47 am

Flattop Summit  Sucess!

Should have gone for the two 'fer, with Hallets. Went around Hallet's and came down Tyndall ( I think??? ) glacier. Returned back to Bear Lake trailhead via the Loch. Long day. Would love to get back and do it again.


crzyjt - Apr 23, 2006 8:52 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2006

Dragon's Tail  Sucess!

Climbed Dragon's Tail with a ski descent. Didn't actually stand on the true summit, but it's an easy hike from the top of the couloir, so I'll consider it bagged for now. I'm sure I'll cross the true summit some time soon. Trip report is on the Flattop page.


altitude14er - Mar 19, 2006 4:09 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2004

Cold and Windy  Sucess!

I climbed this with my summit post friend "asphazell" on a windy day in April. We wore snowshoes up Flattop as well as Hallett Peak that day, gotta, love the Rockies :)


NanitaD - Mar 9, 2006 5:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 1994

Route Climbed: Flattop Trail  Sucess!

I'd been over Flattop several times previously, but didn't record the dates. This was the first time I officially counted Flattop Mountain on my peak list. I went up Flattop, Hallet, Otis, and Ptarmigan Point this day.


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.

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