Despite the ominous weather the climb went very well
Did this summit with a climbing group from Idaho State University. Weather was good and we made it across the berg in the absence of the snow bridge. A multi-day trip and one of my fondest climbing memories.
Very beautiful area. Went with a group on horses (aid?), which was a first for me. Wouldn't do it again though. Very icy on the way up. Long way out.
Climbed it twice, once in 1977, and again in 1982. Great climb...long day from Titcomb basin.
Successfully climbed Gannett Peak via the Gooseneck Pinnacle Ridge on Sep 7 2009. Glacier trail approach. Bergschrund still had snow bridge.
Sweet climb. did it in three days.no rope just fun climbing
Very painful as we ran the first 10 miles then up well's creek and summited in 11 hours, then back down. 23 hrs round trip.
Nice day, made great time. suggest climbing the 5.5 goosneck spire on way down...espec. if you have to wait for others to descend the steep snow above the shrund. It only took a few minutes and it's a small very exposed top!
Great, but long climb on day 3 of 5 day trip. No mosquitoes, great to meet the locals fishing Titcomb Lakes between their summit bids.
A group of seven of us bagged this peak on August 19, 2009. It's a long approach into this peak so to conserve energy we took two days to hike into the upper Titcomb Lake, where we set up our "base" camp. From our base camp to the top of Bonney Pass took us just under 2 hours. From Bonney Pass to the bergschrund took another 2.5 hours. From the bergschrund to the peak took about 1.25 hours. Total ascent time from our base camp was 5 hours 45 minutes.
This was a grueling hike/climb. We had much more snow than most every picture shows. I had thought this to be a fairly straight forward climb, and for the most part it was. The difficulty was in the time it took. I normally can climb/hike significantly faster than most blogs report (day climbed Kings Peak UT in 9 hours (30 miles) and it took a good 2 days to get to Titcomb Basin. Left there at 4 AM, arrived Bonney Pass at 8 AM, summitted at 2:30, return to Titcomb Lake at 8:30. Found my son had moved camp to Island Lake then had another 4.5 mile hike in the dark after having been gone for 16 hours. Luckily I saw a head lamp approaching around 9:45 and my son met me with H20 and carried my pack back to Island Lake, finally arriving around 11 AM. Longest day of my climbing career which includes a successful summit of Denali (17,000 feet to summit then back to 14,000).
Don't sell this mountain short or you will be in for a surprise.
Ropes not really needed unless you have a real secure need inside you. It certainly wouldn't hurt.
Great 6 night trip starting at Green River Lakes, close moose encounter at Vista Pass, over Knapsack Col to Titcomb Basin then to Bonney Pass. Camped on the large lateral moraine below Gooseneck Pinnacle just below 12000ft making an easy summit day (2 hrs 15 min from camp to summit). Bergshrund was well covered. Back out in 2 days following the Glacier Trail towards Trail Lake.
After camping a little way up Tourist Creek, we went to the summit in 6 1/2 hours, and then I returned to the trailhead (Green River Lakes) in 10 hours. Really tough haul. On the way in , passed my brother coming out from a new Fastest Known Time record on Gannett. Congrats Peter!!
I had no intention of climbing Gannett during our 8 day trip into the Winds but poor weather prevented us from attempting our more technical goals on this day. Gannett made a good "bad weather peak" and was an easy climb from our camp at 10,800ft near Dinwoody Glacier. Visibility was very limited and it was snowing lightly on and off. The bergschrund was starting to open on one side but was still easily passable on the right.
until a thunder/snowstorm rolled in at 10:30 AM and chased us down. Only party to summit, the other two waited ~500' below the summit ridge for the weather to clear and it didn't cooperate. Lots of snow remained from the end of Titcomb Basin, berg snowbridge looked like it might hold out for 2 more weeks. Had to punt on plans for Fremont's SW Buttress due to a low pressure system that moved in on our summit day.
One of my favorite climbs thus far. Straightforward alpine climbing in a gorgeous area!
One of the more difficult state highpoints to get, but definitely the most rewarding so far. Long approach, heavy pack, thick mosquitoes and the re-climb of Bonney Pass all work against you, but trekking through jaw-dropping scenery all the way helps. The snow and the main route were in great shape on this particular day - the crevasse at the bergschrund had started to open up, but we crossed to climbers right on solid snow. From there, we gained the incredibly scenic summit ridge and the celebration was on.
This was the single-most challenging, exciting, and rewarding mountaineering trip I have had until now. This is definitely the second-most difficult State Highpoint to summit, without question. I have a lot of respect for my climbing partner, who made the difficult decision to quit his ascent when within 800'-900' elevation from the summit and already beyond the bergschrund, because he had a nagging injury. It takes a strong person to turn around after going through so much and getting so close. I wanted to turn around and end my summmit attempt to help him down the mountain, but because I was already past the "most technical" portion of the climb he pressed me to continue to the summit and then I caught up to him during the descent. The successful summit, my 39th State Highpoint achieved, felt empty without my partner with me, but then I was glad to have spent the remainder of the trip trying to give him first-aid and improvisational assistance. He couldn't walk out the 21 miles from our high camp, but fortunately we found an outfitter who took him out the final 16 miles via horseback (while I hiked it solo). This trip will be in my thoughts forever.
Did it on my NOLS trip. left camp at 3:30 and postholed up the north face. It was hot that day but still a good climb. Went down the Goose Neck then glissaded back to camp.