Flattop Mountain Climber's Log

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Ferenc Jacso

Ferenc Jacso - Jun 1, 2005 1:41 pm

Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2004  Sucess!

I climbed the middle couloir (or finger) with crampons and ice ax. Found some ice mid-August but mostly could avoid it. Wonderful snow conditions altogether. Boy, was it steep! You surely don't want to fall - no runout. Great route description here. 3:50 a.m. start from Glacier Basin Campground, topped out at around 10 a.m. then also visited Ptarmigan Point and Hallett Peak, descended the trail and reached Bear Lake at 1 p.m.

RenoBob - May 10, 2005 5:36 pm

Route Climbed: Bear Lake TH Date Climbed: August 1962  Sucess!

I was 10 and spending the summer at Cheley Camps.


coloradoiceclimber - Apr 24, 2005 6:14 pm

Route Climbed: Dragon's Tail Couloir Date Climbed: April 24, 2005  Sucess!

We had awesome conditions for a great climb. Jason & I had a blast!! We tagged Hallett as well, and then descended Tyndal Glacier!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 14, 2005 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

Climbed 5 Times  Sucess!

4/11/2004: Corral Couloir Ski Descent
9/27/2009: With Hallet, Otis, Taylor & Powell
7/25/2010: With Sprague Mountain
9/11/2011: With Snowdrift
2/28/2015: Trail Ski Descent


slowpoke - Feb 6, 2005 12:38 am

Route Climbed: Bear Lake TH Date Climbed: January 27th 2005  Sucess!

Quite desolate, poor visibility. Tried for Hallet, but had to turn around.


scvanm - Jan 14, 2005 7:34 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 2001

Very windy...the park ranger said is was 60-70 mph. Sarah and CJ


dunking_deutschman - Sep 25, 2004 6:17 am

Date Climbed: August 3, 2004  Sucess!

Great moderate half day hike!!! Going the additional .3 miles and 400 ft elevation to Hallett Peak is very well worth the effort. The tundra is EXPANSIVE in this area of the divide!


shannarae2k - Jun 30, 2004 10:53 am

Route Climbed: Bear Lake/Flattop Trail Date Climbed: June 28, 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful hike!


f360driver - May 21, 2004 9:06 pm

Route Climbed: Dragons Tail Couloir Date Climbed: 5-21-04  Sucess!

A friend and I went up this for his first snow climb of the year. What a great route! We carried only crampons and ice axes. There is no need for any pro as long as you feel comfortable with your snow climbing skills. I am already excited to do the dragons tooth next


georgbetsy - May 4, 2004 11:11 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: April 1st 2004  Sucess!

We reached the summit after battling through waist deep snow on the way up. Did not use any snowshoes due to our experience on the way to Glass Pond 4 days earlier. When we reached the summit the weather seemed to turn bad for a short time. However, once we started to descent, the sun returned. Great day!!


petersbike - May 2, 2004 2:33 am

Route Climbed: standard route Date Climbed: 5-1-04  Sucess!

Intended to solo hike Flattop and Hallett. Got to summit of Flattop, about 3:30 or 4:00 , wind and cold began to assault summit.Took some pictures and turned around. Once back down to the rock outcropping, that is the 12000 ft point, the weather improved. Did not feel like repeating the postholing procedure.


f360driver - Apr 14, 2004 6:40 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 9/03  Sucess!

Easy hike in the summer. Tried the Ptarmigan fingers during the winter, high winds forced retreat.


Chris - Mar 22, 2004 9:53 pm

Route Climbed: Part of divide traverse Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

This was kind of an afterthought on the way down to Bear Lake after a 4-day Continental Divide traverse from Milner Pass to Bear Lake.

Nice views of Hallet and Notchtop.

Brent D

Brent D - Mar 21, 2004 11:30 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 11, 1992  Sucess!

Had a great day climbing the standard route up Flattop, and also decided to head over to Hallett Peak. It was a great warmup for my first 14er the next week (Quandary).


jwclimbs - Jan 29, 2004 11:53 pm

Route Climbed: Dragons Tooth Couloir Date Climbed: Decamber, 2002

Foregone summit proper due to inclimate weather. Climb was awesome!

Sorta-kinda-trip-report here ---> Flattop


Andy - Jan 19, 2004 6:27 pm

Route Climbed: standard route Date Climbed: January 19, 2004  Sucess!

I hiked it with my baby sister. It was cold and windy and we shared the summit with a herd of bighorn sheep. I brought a pair of snowshoes but didn't use them at all -- I ended up carrying them (and my sisters) the whole time.


chef007 - Jan 19, 2004 5:27 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 19 January 2004  Sucess!

I climbed this mountain as an overnight trip with my friend. we started around 6:00 at night and had a hard time navigaiting the maze they call a trail. I think we walked about 2 miles before we saw the sign that said "Flattop 4 miles". other wise this was a fairly easy hike up.


mtnhiker13 - Jan 7, 2004 5:20 pm

Route Climbed: Std Route from Bear Lake Date Climbed: Summer 2002  Sucess!

This hike is so easy you can do it in Tevas! I forgot my boots the day we did this hike. I thoroughly enjoyed hiking uphill in the Tevas. The downhill wasn't so pleasant down the Tyndall Gorge.


miztflip - Jan 3, 2004 10:20 am

Route Climbed: Flattop Trail, Dragon's Tooth Couloir Date Climbed: November 2002, March 2003,March 2004  Sucess!

Although non descript from afar, Flattop holds some great easy to moderate alpine routes. Highly recommend either the Dragon's Tooth or Dragon's Tail for beginning alpine climbers. The Flattop Trail makes an easy summit hike for any fit person.

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