Flattop Mountain Climber's Log

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baloodh2000 - May 20, 2011 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2011

Winter Fun  Sucess!

Little fun snow outing. Played around in the snow chutes with the new poons and axe. Very user friendly.

HuntAK59 - Jan 28, 2011 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2010

AlotBetterCLimbs  Sucess!

Have climbed this many times. For full moons, my first Anchorage hike, etc. Its way too busy and built up. Many other peaks around much better! Try Wolverine


eyeonsky - Oct 23, 2010 1:19 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Climb  Sucess!

On our first trip to Alaska...this was our first mountain to climb. It was a nice scramble at the top, although a little crowded. Make sure you take time to look at the interesting alpine flora in addition to the views in all directions.


JanVanGenk - Jul 8, 2010 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010

Night time summit  Sucess!

Scrambled up in strong wind to see the sunset.


CWessels - Jul 7, 2010 12:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

First Alaskan Summit  Sucess!

Climbed on the 4th and again on the 5th. Extremely windy up top on the 5th--like nothing I've ever experienced! Not a long or difficult hike, but lots of fun side scrambles. Alaskan wilderness is so beautiful and nearby Ptarmigan looks very intimidating! I can't believe the peaks around here are only 3,000-5,000 ft; they have a real alpine look and feel to them.

Natestation - Feb 6, 2010 6:49 am Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2010

Winter Climb  Sucess!

My buddies and I made a good climb out of Flattop by going in the winter. The weather was great - only 20 degrees and the moon made the snowscape bright enough to turn off our headlamps. We took a direct rout to the summit, no going around on the stairs or on the old north face path. Getting to the top without crampons or was difficult, but we managed to. I don't suggest it! :) For a reward, we jumped off the western chute and slid back down to the second bench.


HopeE - Aug 26, 2009 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Rocks  Sucess!

Lots of rocks, that can be slippery. But I had lots of fun.


jmc - Aug 25, 2009 9:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Blueberries  Sucess!

Hiked up with my wife and 6 year old granddaughter. The 6 year old powered right up. We stopped and picked blueberries on the way down. It was a beautiful sunny day with just enough wind to keep the bugs down.


nebben - Jul 20, 2009 8:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009

Tons of teenagers  Sucess!

We got one of the last spots in the TH parking lot. We must have passed 100000 teenagers that were in various states of trying to out-cool each other (iPod in hand, polo shirt collar up, flip flops, reeking of cologne).

Still we enjoyed every bit of the hike, and were rewarded with the brief scramble just below the top. We hung out on top until nearly sunset, after the crowds left. On the way to the car, we spotted 3 moose, 1 that blocked progress to the TH. We watched the sunset from the viewpoint after the TH, up on the knoll. Celebratory beers ensued.

BTW, I had climbed this once or twice as a young kid, but I have little recollection of it, especially of the scrambling.

2skinners - Jul 11, 2009 7:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

Success  Sucess!

Tried this one earlier in the year when there was still a fair amount of snow and I had horrible shoes for hiking and ended up turning around since horrible tennis shoes and exposed snow fields don't mix well. Met this one with success; the last section of rock is pretty exposed but there are excellent hand holds and foot holds, so as long as you keep your eyes forward and don't look down, it is pretty doable if exposure bothers you. Nice hike, but there are some better ones right outside of town.


bellinghamclimber - May 11, 2009 12:22 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2009

My first Alaskan Summit  Sucess!

I just moved up to the Anchorage and Flattop Mountain proved to be a nice way to get out and see some nice viewsof the Chugach Range. Lots of ash from Mt. Redoubt all over the snowfields.


TLP - Aug 20, 2008 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

there's always Flattop  Sucess!

I started the day climbing Penguin Peak, and had to turn back because of some snowfields I didn't want to cross by myself. So I drove along the Seward Highway and took in some sights. I decided to go and do Flattop real quick before dinner with my family later. I started at 2:20 in the aftrenoon, and was back down by 4:10 pm. You can make it to the top in under an hour. There was a lot of people there, but it wasn't that bad. I was expecting it, so it is what it is. Some rain started to make it's way over while I was on the summit, so I hurried back down. People were still heading up in the rain, but it was just a summer shower, though by the time I made it back to the house in Anchorage it was a thunderstorm, so...


dswink - Mar 10, 2008 2:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2005

Great hike with nice views  Sucess!

Nice hike with a challenging summit scramble. Hard to believe this mount presents avalanche hazards in the winter.


jimegan - Feb 17, 2008 7:17 pm

Flattop Mtn  Sucess!

Climbed on several occasions while living in Anchorage on Sidoroff Lane between 1982-5

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Vagabond Manifesto - Jan 29, 2008 3:50 pm

Chugach  Sucess!

Great hike on a beautiful day. Had the whole mountain to myself on the way up. Continued on to Peak Two and Peak Three. Wanted to go farther but had to get back to Anchorage for breakfast!


velodurt - Dec 3, 2007 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2004

Burning the midnight oil...  Sucess!

Hiked this mountain in July of 2004...beginning our hike at 9pm in perfect daylight! Cool views from the summit and a great way to end an amazing Alaskan adventure! Pics and trip report can be found here Natural Born Hikers-Flattop Mountain Enjoy!


rkymtn - Sep 23, 2007 12:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2007

From Glen Alps TH  Sucess!

A quick hike which yielded great views of Anchorage and nearby peaks. The scramble to the summit added some fun to this otherwise uneventful climb. I had the summit to myself, which was a pleasant departure from what was expected.


WeatherMan - Sep 5, 2007 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2004

Classic Into To AK  Sucess!

If you are ever visiting the Anchorage area and have a few hours to get a hike in, this is the one for you! It's fairly easy, and offers some fantastic views of the Anchorage Bowl and the surrounding peaks like Foraker, Susitna and Denali to name a few.


hgrapid - Aug 27, 2007 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Flattop at Sunset  Sucess!

Gorgeous views and 50 degree temperatures. Started from the parking area at 8:15pm and reached the summit at 8:48pm, but only because I ran some of the trail. It was windy at the summit, but not too cold.


longroper - Aug 26, 2007 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Great View  Sucess!

At 20 minutes from my home, it can't be beat. Easy climb with a bit of a scramble for the last 200ft. Great views of surrounding peaks. If you're lucky enough to go on a clear day it's possible to see McKinley if you know what you are looking for. Lots of people mistake it for a cloud formation on the horizon. Very crowded on a nice day though.

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