Flattop Mountain Climber's Log

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Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - Nov 14, 2007 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2007

A windy one  Sucess!

Summited after ascent of east face of Notchtop. This was the easiest way down in 60mph wind after sunset. Not a bad walk except the friggin' ice on the trail all the way down. Indian summer makes for great ice climbing, but horrible trails. With Jim C (mountainlord)


shanahan96 - Oct 28, 2007 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

windy day  Sucess!

climbed with jamie from bear lake. this was the first of three peaks on our flattop-hallett-otis loop. nice trail, a little flat for my liking.



EastcoastMike - Oct 17, 2007 10:56 pm

A little sick...  Sucess!

Came from sea level the day before and was going to hike along the divide to Andrew's glacier but felt a little sick on top so we turned back.


argothor - Sep 28, 2007 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1996

Flattop  Sucess!

Hiked up from Bear Lake with my brother. Then went to Hallett and came down via Andrews Glacier.


ferdinandverboom - Sep 6, 2007 6:47 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2006

Great hike  Sucess!

It had snowed a lot and my brother and I went up without snowshoes, but we made it, we were the only people on the trail that day. The trail wasn't actually really there either. It was very windy at the summit.


Stauffer - Aug 3, 2007 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

Beautiful Morning Turns To Hail  Sucess!

Planned on Hallett too, but clouds started coming in late mornnig. Had a nice hail/rain storm banging on us for the last half-mile. Great day, though.

utes - Aug 1, 2007 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

even a newbie can do it  Sucess!

Challenging but good, very pretty in the morning.


Grrl - Aug 1, 2007 4:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

That'll Do  Sucess!

We were actually aiming for Hallet Peak, but ominous clouds turned us around as soon as we summitted Flattop. Oh well, next time!

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jul 25, 2007 6:59 pm

great hike  Sucess!

Though the trail is all switchbacks, the grade agreed with us. With an early start we reached the top before 8:00am, making Hallett an easy add-on with perfect weather.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 16, 2007 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2001

With my Son  Sucess!

Enjoyed hike with my son to top - but his altitude sickness kept us from other peaks. Cloudy.


shknbke - Jun 14, 2007 12:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

via Dragon's Tail  Sucess!

Awesome climb up Dragon's Tail to the ho-hum summit. Traversed over to Powell. Long day.

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce - Jun 8, 2007 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

Should have had a glissade!  Sucess!

Plenty o' fun in Dragons Tail Couloir.

But a painful, posthole descent in breakable crust overlaying crotch deep sludge which in turn obscured Flattop Trail. Since neither of us had ever been on the trail, we ended up bushwhacking large sections on top of everything else.

Next time, GLISSADE TYNDALL GLACIER! Especially stupid since I made my partner walk the best part of a mile in a gale to tag the 10-acre patch that passes for a summit block! Another 20 minutes and we could have been sliding for home like champs. Instead we post-holed down like chumps.


Britette - May 25, 2007 3:07 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2006

N Couloir from Lake Helene  Sucess!

Solo trip with ski goals. Climbed and descended (beautiful powder) a couloir on north side. Spent a lot of time looking for the summit. Its flat up there.


Kruck - May 21, 2007 11:25 am Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2007

Great hike  Sucess!

May 2007: The trail has a superb grade. Not too steep, not too flat. Hip-high snow was mushy by 11 a.m. with severe off-trail postholing. 15 minutes to the top and blown off by 10 a.m. lightning. Spring mountain weather. Gotta love it.

Oct. 2007: ... Returned en route to Hallett. High wind from the west. Ranger station posted 29 mph w/ gusts above 40 mph. I believe it. Snow was hard enough to make for good travel where it hadn't alll blown away.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 20, 2007 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2000

Cool, crisp day  Sucess!

Quite a bit nippy with a stiff wind, but beautiful nonetheless. Hallett Peak next time...


spannring29 - Feb 25, 2007 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2005

Standard Route  Sucess!

I hiked Flattop with my brother on the way to Hallett. We're both looking forward to a snow ascent.


Bassoon - Dec 18, 2006 4:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2005

First 12er  Sucess!

Hiked on my way home to Texas (from Utah). Loved the boulder garden on the way up. Wanted to climb Hallet Peak, but I saw a storm coming in (it started raining the minute I hit the parking lot.)


Yeti - Dec 4, 2006 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 1994

May times

Aproximate date of my first ascent. It was my fisrt summit and the beginning of a long and costly habbit. Have summited 4 times since in spring, summer, and winter condtitions, both from the east and west. Great veiws of the park around you.


Grizz42 - Dec 3, 2006 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2006

Over ten below...  Sucess!

Started the day in the parking lot at 6 degrees, with 60+ mph gusts. We made the summit and made it down quick to the car. Great climb.


lindasyh - Nov 10, 2006 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

Great Hiking  Sucess!

Did a circuit up Andrews Glacier, Otis Peak, Hallett Peak, and Flattop with my husband and brother-in-law. Perfect weather.

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