Fortress Mountain Climber's Log

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Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Mar 9, 2019 8:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2018

Bulger #98 via Pass no Pass  Sucess!

Beautiful late summer jaunt also included Buck Mountain with a camp at Buck Creek Pass. Fresh snow made for amazing scenery.


JimO44 - Feb 27, 2019 8:03 am

First Ascent North Face  Sucess!

We traversed east across the N. Face for 20 minutes on ledges. When it looked like we where under the summit we turned right and climbed whatever line there was. Because of loose and icy rock we climbed unroped and right next to each other. On the summit we met with some climbers and they said how did you do that? Still don't know. This climb is not recommended.


tcingrum - Aug 8, 2016 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2016

Traverse  Sucess!

East ridge from Chiwawa.


kevinsa - Jul 25, 2016 10:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2016

Fortress  Sucess!

Done as a 3fer with Chiwawa and Helmet Butte. Really did not enjoy the East Ridge much. Perhaps with a little more snow it would be ok, but we found a lot of sketchy loose rock. Coming down the SW face to Pass No Pass seemed like a much nicer route.

Rick Huff

Rick Huff - Sep 5, 2012 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Fun via West Ridge  Sucess!

Did Fortress and Chiwawa as an overnighter. Camped in upper basin. I was near eaten alive by the flies and skeeters! Great views from the summit.


belowfellow - Feb 10, 2012 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

fun summit ridge  Sucess!

w/ Chiwawa Mtn. via Chiwawa Basin


gimpilator - Aug 8, 2011 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Fortress/Chiwawa/Red  Sucess!

A wonderful peakbagging weekend!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Aug 8, 2011 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Fun Scramble  Sucess!

We did both Fortress and Chiwawa on day two which had amazing views of Glacier Peak and the area around.


joepa - Aug 22, 2008 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Fun Scramble  Sucess!

Fun scramble with Dan and Ben. Bivied at Pass No Pass to make a weekend out of it.


StumblingBear - May 26, 2008 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1972

Big Cake  Sucess!

I do not remember a whole lot about the climb except there was a lot of snow being the winter before was a record snowfall year. Clouds drifted by and it was an amazing day. We had been in the Glacier Peak Wilderness for more than 10 days so this was icing on a big cake.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Sep 27, 2007 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007

Top-notch area  Sucess!

One of the most beautiful areas in the Lower 48. But I've never seen such terrible biting flies in my life. Biting flies all the way up to 1000 feet within the summit.


leejams - Jul 27, 2002 2:00 pm

Route Climbed: Buck creek approach, then sw route climb Date Climbed: July 20,21 2002  Sucess!

Needs a summit register at the summit. Read my trip report for details. Pictures hopefully posted soon. Cheers

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