Flattop Mountain Climber's Log

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coljayms - Oct 31, 2008 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2004

Going Up  Sucess!

Lost track of how many times up this trail. Now that I think about it, have I ever found the summit?


GeorgeJames - Oct 12, 2008 1:14 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008

well-trodden-tourist-track  Sucess!

Escaped the rainy day on the Front Range and hiked up above the (lower) cloud deck to find the Continental Divide nice and dry, and actually warmer than the moist, miserable weather below. A quick jaunt over to Hallet from here to catch a sweet view of the Divide above the clouds.


woodsxc - Sep 29, 2008 12:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008

Backpacking  Sucess!

Nabbed it while backpacking. Probably one of the least satisfying peaks I've seen, but hey, it's a mountain. The view is nice, but you can get the same view anywhere in that general area.


AFmountaineer - Sep 28, 2008 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2003

On the way to Hallet  Sucess!

We climbed it on our way to Hallet Peak. It was extremely cold on Flattop and my uncle had to wait here with a marmot.


kavak - Sep 26, 2008 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2002

From Bear Lake TH  Sucess!

Hiked up the trail and over the seriously flat top of this mountain. Where is the actual summit?? Then on to Hallett Peak.

KAmmerman - Aug 28, 2008 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Easy start to a long day above timberline  Sucess!

Nice, early start meant I saw no one on the trail on the way up or summit. Then to Ptarmigan Pt, Sprague Mtn (by mistake!) and finally Knobtop Mtn. Long day, perfect weather!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jul 24, 2008 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

Again  Sucess!

From Tyndall Glacier


mountainzen107 - Jul 18, 2008 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Amazing. This was my first couloir. I liked how it kept getting more steep towards the end, until your at almost 60 degrees at the top. When i popped up off that, all the tourists were taking my picture and pointing, it was hilarious. Beautiful day for a snow climb. not the best approach though.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jul 14, 2008 10:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

Lake Helene  Sucess!

From Lake Helene with Halletts


MarkDidier - Jul 12, 2008 10:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2005

First Rockies Peak  Sucess!

This was my first hiking trip to the Rockies, and my first summit. We wanted to go up to Hallet, but weather was coming in so we headed down.

Linds - May 19, 2008 12:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2007

Flattop Mountain  Sucess!

Not too much to say. Windy.


edpaffjr - May 12, 2008 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Flattop Mountain And Hallett Peak  Sucess!



peakrat76 - Apr 27, 2008 11:18 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 1981

Via the Trail - Class 1  Sucess!

Via the trail. Windy winter day.


mtndonkey - Mar 12, 2008 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Nasty summer afternoon  Sucess!

Ran from the summit all the way to the trailhead dodging lighting bolts the whole way.


dswink - Mar 10, 2008 12:21 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

My first big mountain  Sucess!

Flattop was my first "big" mountain climb. I was so elated to make it to the top.
I returned 4/23/2007 to go up the Dragon's Tail Couloir.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

Freakin' windy...  Sucess!

I could barely stand up!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jan 28, 2008 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008

No name / Scottish Coulior

This was my second visit to Flattop. This time I decided to take a "backdoor" up the Scottish / No name Couloir on the south side. This was my first couloir climb, so I confess to being totally exhausted by the time I reached the top. I skipped the last 25 vertical feet or so to the summit. Why? Dunno. I was pooped, it was cold, and I had already put my feet on the summit years ago. (Man, I get lazy as I age.) Glissaded down "Banana Shutes" and shuffled on back to the truck.


ClimbandMine - Jan 14, 2008 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1999

First of the couloir  Sucess!

Hourglass couloir, east couloir, west couloir, and dragon's tail couloir. not all in the same day.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 2, 2008 6:17 am

Standard route  Sucess!

A fairly uncomplicated hike, except that we had our two children of 4½ and 2½ years with us (their first climb). The oldest, our son, did very well both up and down. Our daughter kept complaining about "all the stones", and to get her to the top I had to carry her the last 15 minutes, and promise to carry her all the way down. Since she weighed 30 pounds, I got quite tired in the arms! We lowed the view from the top, very nice scenery.


bighornmonkey - Dec 27, 2007 4:25 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

Done...  Sucess!

Ascended the main trail. easy trail obviously but fierce winds.

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