Gannett Peak Climber's Log

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Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Aug 2, 2006 2:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1993

Standard Route  Sucess!

Long approach, but it's more than worth it. Beautiful peak in a beautiful mountain range.

zoink

zoink - Aug 1, 2006 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

Elkhart-Titcomb-Northface  Sucess!

Started from Elkhart went up Titcomb. Summited on the northface. Had to leave the glacier as a crevasse had openened up. Covered the last 700 or so verticle feet on rock. Took about 13 hours largly due to slowness on my part.

Alpinist

Alpinist - Jul 30, 2006 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006

Cold Springs - Gooseneck Glacier Route  Sucess!

Classic and challenging climb. My partner and I were the only ones on the mountain that day. This is my 16th state highpoint and the most challenging so far, mostly due to the long approach.

Trip report.

SawtoothSean

SawtoothSean - Jul 17, 2006 4:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

Top of Wyoming  Sucess!

Used the Elkhart Park Trailhead to Titcomb Basin the first day. Summitted without use of ropes or protection on day 2 and out on day 3. The glacier was mostly closed up and the steep snow was stable and great for steps. The most challenging part was the approach with a large pack. Save some weight and leave the pickets, ropes, harness, ice-screws home if your going in July and have some experience.

IamLubos

IamLubos - Jul 7, 2006 2:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2006

june climb  Sucess!

6 day trip from the Dubois side with 4 other guys. We summitted on the fourth day. The route to the top was much more technical than I had expected. Gannett makes Rainier feel like a walk in the park. However, it was a very rewarding climb with a superb scenery. TR is at http://www.iamlubos.com/highpoints/gannett/gannett.htm

NanitaD

NanitaD - Mar 31, 2006 1:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1993

From Trail Lakes Ranch  Sucess!

The "Woolly Bully" expedition hiked the Glacier trail by Double Lake, Star Lake, and Honeymoon Lake. On our second day we were excited when we finally glimpsed Gannett and our route up the Gooseneck Glacier. The next day we had a magnicificant day for our climb. Returning to our camp by about 4:00 we celebrated with backcounty "Yukaritas" made with limeade, Y.J. (Yukon Jack) and clean glacier snow. We mixed some "decent helper" made of Y.J. and wildberry punch to help us down boogie on down the unending switchbacks to the Trail Ranch Lakes trailhead.

noggin

noggin - Mar 7, 2006 1:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2005

Rewarding Trip  Sucess!

We spent two days hiking in to finally camp above the Titcomb Lakes. Haven't seen more rewarding sights than viewing Gannet for the first time once topping Bonney Pass. There was still plenty of snow in Titcomb Basin which made going up Bonney Pass much easier I think (no scree). There was no bergschrund, and gliassading down Gooseneck Glacier was fun. By having snow over Bonney Pass we (bc44caesar) could just glissade down it as opposed to a brutal walk down. I'd reccomend this time of year. However the mosquitoes below treeline were brutal (bug spray is essential).

Rufio the Merciful

Rufio the Merciful - Jan 9, 2006 8:31 pm

Route Climbed: Gooseneck Glacier via Titcomb Basin/Bonney Saddle Date Climbed: 08/10/2005  Sucess!

Very smooth trip,,,Camped on pass two nights. Experienced a nasty storm on the second evening after summitting.



Got a 4AM start,,,on summit before 10. Snow conditions were agreeable though the edges of everyone's favorite snow bridge were buckling by our descent. Overall, I think it was pretty solid.



I took a digital video camera up the mountain and got some great footage,,,with some editing and musical additions, a documentary of great personal value was made. The summit footage is a great escape down on 'civilized' soil.



Mosquitoes were as bad as everyone says. They were worse in fact. My crewmates looked like Pig Pen with that relentless black cloud buzzing around their heads.



Honestly, the approach was as rewarding as the summit. Simply beautiful.



RTM

whip - Dec 19, 2005 5:21 pm

Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: June 16, 2005  Sucess!

Great climb, mixed route, personally a first as far as technical peak ascents. Weather was perfect for the entire day, but more noticably we were treated to a beautiful sunrise just before crossing the bergshrund.

montana boy

montana boy - Dec 6, 2005 12:13 am

Route Climbed: Gooseneck Glacier/via Gannet cirque Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!

Sweet climb on a beautiful day. Summit ridge was icy snow and felt very "alpine".

asmrz

asmrz - Oct 21, 2005 10:05 pm

Route Climbed: The North Face Date Climbed: August 29th, 2005  Sucess!

Penelope May and I climbed the North Face in 20 hours RT from Titcomb Basin on August 29th, 2005. The route was wonderful snow, ice and easy 5th class rock journey combined with huge ammount of hiking and quite a bit of glacier crossing. We brought rope and rock/ice gear but found the route just good enough not to have to rope up for it. The route is (IMHO) wonderful alternative to the often climbed Gooseneck Pinnacle Ridge route and not too hard. In late season (September, October) this might be really good mixed technical route. Recommended.

millerw05

millerw05 - Sep 15, 2005 1:33 pm

Route Climbed: Goosneck Glacier Date Climbed: August, 1990  Sucess!

Long trek in, but certainly well worth it. Snow bridge was solid and used some pro heading up. Got my first taste of altitude sickness on this climb. Roped and belayed crossing the bridge on descent due to sickness.

cackalackyclimber

cackalackyclimber - Sep 1, 2005 12:52 pm

Route Climbed: Gooseneck Glacier via Titcomb Basin/Bonney Saddle Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

Perfect weather for our 4 days in the Wind Rivers, and the mosquitoes weren't bad at all. Made camp at the lower end of Titcomb Basin, which made for a VERY long summit day. Some firm snow still remains up Bonney Saddle (that's not a pass in my book), but lots of loose rock makes it very unpleasant, especially on the return in the dark. The glaciers were nice and firm with some respectable crevasses, but nothing too serious. The snowbridge over the schrund was still passable, but rather thin. We belayed across just in case, and rapped past on the decent. We were the only people on the mountain that day, and the first to sign the summit register in 3 days. An awesome climb!

amcfarre

amcfarre - Aug 25, 2005 10:01 am

Route Climbed: Glacier Trail - Gooseneck Glacier Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2005  Sucess!

Our 5 person group spent 3 days hiking in (no horse packers) on the Glacier Trail and camped in the last large patch of trees before the moraine. This gave us a more sheltered basecamp, but added about 45-60 minutes round trip to our summit day. However, this is a much easier summit day than starting from Titcomb. Snow bridge was in good shape and we probably saw 20 other people on the mountain that day. We left camp at 7am and summitted by 11am. We took a direct route to the glacier from the moraine and didn't get onto Dinwoody Glacier. Didn't spend much time on the summit with lowering dark clouds. The rain held off until we were back in the moraine, but then we got dumped on.



Full trip report and photos

dunsum

dunsum - Aug 22, 2005 1:14 am

Route Climbed: Gooseneck Glacier Route Date Climbed: 15 Aug '05  Sucess!

Gooseneck Glacier Route from Titcomb Basin - climbed with Joe Bullough in just about 10 hours round trip. Fun route; made a quick scamper up the Gooseneck Pinnicle which, I learned upon getting to the top, leans quite frighteningly to the south.

Steve Gruhn - Aug 10, 2005 8:12 pm

Route Climbed: Pole Creek Trail/Seneca Lake Trail/Indian Pass Trail/Upper Titcomb Basin/Dinwoody Pass/Gooseneck Ridge Date Climbed: July 26, 2005  Sucess!

Fun climb. The snow bridge over the Gooseneck Glacier bergschrund was rotting out as we descended. One of my partners developed HAPE symptoms atop Dinwoody Pass and turned back.

mr kieran - Aug 6, 2005 5:51 pm

Route Climbed: Gooseneck Couloir via Titcomb Basin Date Climbed: August 2, 2005  Sucess!

Weather was atrocious....set off at 4 am, but might as well have slept in a few hours more. Snow conditions up Dinwoody Pass and on the glacier were excellent, but we roped up just for kicks. A few crevasses were easily avoided. The sun hit the peak gloriously a little after 5 and as soon as it did, a bank of clouds moved in to obscure it completely. Snowbridge was in good shape, snow nice and firm going up the couloir but not TOO firm. Couldn't see a damn thing on top...visibility was about 25 ft. It snowed and blew. It rained. Thunder rumbled and ice axes buzzed. It took us a bit under 11 hours round trip from upper Titcomb Basin, with the hardest stretch being the climb back UP to the pass from the Dinwoody side.

mheifets - Aug 1, 2005 3:41 pm

Route Climbed: Gooseneck via Bonney pass Date Climbed: July 24 2005  Sucess!

climbed from base camp at 10800 ft in titcomb via Bonney pass in clear conditions and very slushy snow on return. adjustment to altitude slowed us down to a total roundtrip of 17 hours. Bergschrund bridge was in, and people were glissading over it.



Michael and Solomon Heifets

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Jul 9, 2005 1:51 pm

Route Climbed: Gooseneck Glacier from Elkhart Park Date Climbed: 6 Jul 2005  Sucess!

Left Elkhart on 4 July and packed in almost to Island Lake. There was only a couple of patches of snow all the way there, and most were avoidable. Above Island Lake there was a lot of soft and quickly melting snow into Titcomb Basin. We camped in upper Titcomb Basin the next day and rested the afternoon. We cramponed up Bonney Pass in the early morning on firm snow and continued across Dinwoody Glacier roped up. There were no crevasses visible on the way to Gannett. The snow softened up some as the day went on but it was mostly stable and we only broke through occasionally. The bergschrund was almost completely closed up so the couloir to the ridge was just a steep snow climb. From there it was almost entirely snow to the top. We made several glissades on the way down and decided to go back across the glaciers unroped. On our way back up Bonney Pass you could see some crevasses starting to crack on the surface, but they were still bridged by feet of snow. We hiked out the following day. On the way down from Photographers Point the mosquitos were swarming bad, but further in were pretty minimal. It took 13 hours from our camp to summit and return, and total time hiking was around 40 hours over four days.

Chinese Rock

Chinese Rock - Feb 24, 2005 2:07 am

Route Climbed: Gooseneck Ridge Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

I've done this route toghether with Serge Ray. The snow couloir was in great condition. We were the only people on the mountain that day.

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