Flattop Mountain Climber's Log

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surgent

surgent - Nov 22, 2016 2:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2016

My first AK peak ever  Sucess!

Hiked it in misty rain, top was slick, but enjoyed it a lot.

bennovak

bennovak - Jun 5, 2016 6:21 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2016

Back way up  Sucess!

Good acclimation hike on first day of visit

tdub354 - Mar 30, 2015 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2015

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walked up often

abarnhart

abarnhart - Feb 21, 2015 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2013

Many times  Sucess!

Climbed this too many times to count or remember! Standard Anchorage fare...

setrent - Jan 29, 2015 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 1998

Good Hike  Sucess!

A great hike with good views of Anchorage.

JLuthanen

JLuthanen - Jun 23, 2014 10:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2014

Success during vacation  Sucess!

Got turned around in Sept 2012 by 40mph+ sustained winds and hail not to far up this hike, was able to top out in near bluebird conditions this go around. Great scenic hike, definitely a popular one - minor tech scramble up typical route for last 150ft

Shaaarrrp

Shaaarrrp - Jun 19, 2014 3:26 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2014

Flattop Mountain  Sucess!

Great climb leaving around 1800. Very windy which made it chilly! Will not forget a woolly hat next time. Crowded trail but we enjoyed the empty summit :)

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jun 16, 2014 2:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2014

Flattop Mountain  Sucess!

This was the first hike I did after I got off the plane in Anchorage. I went up with my wife and two young daughters. My wife and daughters stopped about 100 ft. above the second saddle. The scrambling made my wife a bit nervous for my daughters. I continued to the summit alone. It's a really beautiful area. You can see all the way to Anchorage.

climberben

climberben - Feb 8, 2013 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1998

Many times  Sucess!

One of many hikes up this quick peak

tjburr

tjburr - Jan 23, 2013 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2000

30 Minute Jog to Top  Sucess!

My first climb in Alaska on my first trip to Alaska. Awesome country!

guerinak

guerinak - Dec 3, 2012 3:57 pm

I hiked Flattop and survived  Sucess!

And slid down from the top on my butt... scary!

forgues9999

forgues9999 - Nov 14, 2012 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

Once on top,

a delta glider was getting ready to jump off. Cool...

kevinsa

kevinsa - Sep 26, 2012 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Flat Top  Sucess!

Came up the "back way", then continued to Peak 2 and 3.

snowbeast745 - Aug 17, 2012 3:19 pm

After Work Hike  Sucess!

I try to do this hike once a week or so after work. I live in South Anchorage so it is easy to access from my house. Depending on how long I stop at the top to enjoy the view, I am up and back to my truck in an hour and a half. The scramble at the top is fun, but can be treacherous in wet conditions. The rocks have become so rounded and smooth from all the traffic that they can be rather slick. I come across a lot of people who get most of the way to the top and then want to stop a few hundred feet from the summit because the rocks look so intimidating. Really, they are not that bad!

On nice days, the parking lot is PACKED. However, don't park on the road. I know people who have been ticketed for doing that. I find that the crowds are smaller and the view is still nice on days that are a little overcast. Even when it looks like there are clouds at the top, it often looks better once you are up there!

Laron

Laron - Aug 15, 2012 11:11 am

Flattop  Sucess!

I believe I was 5 years old the first time I climbed this little peak in front of Anchorage. Of course, I have been back up there many times since then and enjoy running from town up to the summit and back nowadays.

AKHorn - Jul 22, 2012 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1994

Sometime long ago  Sucess!

Sometime in 1994

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jun 24, 2012 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012

Quick Hike  Sucess!

Did it in 3 hrs roundtrip. Fun glissade down the front side. Awesome views of the Chugach and Anchorage. We did Peak 2 and 3 later on.

bblack99

bblack99 - Aug 9, 2011 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Great first day in Alaska  Sucess!

Landed in Achorage and hit the hotel around 3:30am Saturday but thanks to jet anti-lag, was atop Flattop by 10am. Wide, easy trail up to the second saddle, then rock hopping and scrambling for a short stretch beneath the broad, flat summit.

brendon

brendon - Aug 3, 2011 4:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011

Flattop  Sucess!

Fun little hike/scramble with the wife.

recast

recast - Jun 19, 2011 5:46 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

Crazy Busy!  Sucess!

It's a fun little hike with great views but the crowd is amazing. I think half of Anchorage came out to hike that day. Still a bit of snow with some shirtless meatheads sliding down in board shorts and white frogskins.

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