Gannett Peak Climber's Log

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Jenseneer - Jan 28, 2014 11:37 pm

Gannett in three days  Sucess!

Beautiful trip. My friend Andy and I made the trip in 3 days and were very lucky with weather, route finding, and snow conditions. The snow bridge collapsed a few days after we were there!! It's a brute but the view from the top is unreal.


summitascender - Jan 11, 2014 2:23 am

Northwest Shoulder  Sucess!

Start from Scott Lake, Climbed via Northwest Shoulder, Descended Southwest Col. Great day!


summitascender - Jan 11, 2014 2:22 am

Southwest Col.  Sucess!

It is a slog, but always worth it when you get to stand on Gannett.


michaelblodgett - Dec 29, 2013 12:28 am

Gannett Peak 13,809  Sucess!

We summited via Green river lakes trailhead-Tourist Creek-Scott lake basin-Southeast couloir-summit


Kevintheclimber - Dec 27, 2013 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2012

Beautiful Gannett   Sucess!

Being this early into the season, my partner and I were a bit worried about the conditions. Alas the most part of the trail is wet, but the summit day was beautiful. One of the best summit pushes i have ever done. All out snow climb.


Marlin - Oct 6, 2013 8:56 pm

Wonderful Winds  Sucess!

Started at 10:30 a.m. via the Pole Creek Trail. Photographers' Point is definitely a Kodak moment and makes a nice resting spot approximately five miles from the trailhead. Island Lake is postcard perfect. Only the big black mosquitoes ruined this paradise setting. Seeking refuge in my tent, I outwitted those blood-sucking insects and quickly squashed the few unlucky mosquitoes that foolishly followed inside. Only my tent's sheer nylon fabric protected me from the millions of mosquitoes bombing my tent like kamikaze pilots. My nylon fortress, however, would be defenseless against a grizzly bear's razor sharp claws and teeth. Billions and billions of stars lit up the night sky. I've never seen so many stars! Established second night's camp at Titcomb Basin. No skeeters here. Waking up at 2:00 a.m. to lightning over Bonney Pass, I postponed my summit attempt for a day. Joined up with a husband/wife duo on Bonney Pass at 3:00 a.m. the following morning. Together we summited and returned safety to Titcomb Basin. Worthy of a repeat.


Woodswalker - Sep 28, 2013 7:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2005

Gannett Peak  Sucess!

Solo summit via Glacier Trail. Had great weather. Unforgettable experience.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Aug 24, 2013 9:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2013

Spectacular   Sucess!

We approached from Elkhart Park. The hike in was probably one of the prettiest hikes I have ever done hands down. The lakes are all so gorgeous and the wild flowers were out of this world. From Elkhart Park to Island Lake it took us 5.5 hrs. The hike is terrible at all. We did Fremont Peak the first day in 5 hrs from our high camp in Titcomb Basin and Gannet in 13 hrs. Descend the bergshrund later in the day is scary and should be avoided due to very very wet snow. Great day, but we were exhausted on the hike out. The bugs were terrible in the evening in Titcomb Basin. They weren't bad at all on the hike in.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Aug 2, 2013 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2013

Beautiful Day  Sucess!

Great climb in a spectacular area. Perfect weather during our 14 hour summit day from camp in upper Titcomb Basin. Gannett is a big mountain! Trip Report.


Smithman123 - Jul 20, 2013 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2013

Glacier Trail  Sucess!

Long approach on glacier trail (which we chose because of the shorter summit day). We camped at Double Lake the first night (since no camping is allowed this summer at Star or Honeymoon Lakes due to blasting on the trail). A break in the weather allowed us to reach the summit from a high camp just outside the boulder field. No wind, beautiful weather (until the epic thunderstorm that rolled in later in the evening). The bergschrund is still 50% covered by a snow bridge.


mkmiller - Jul 10, 2013 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

Gannett  Sucess!

A great climb from Titcomb basin. Steep snow but no bergschrund.


dstevenson0204 - Sep 2, 2012 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2012

Stormed Out

Just got back from an attempt up the West Couloir from Tourist Creek drainage and Green River Lakes. About 2 hours from the summit and a thunderstorm hit. We didn't have rope and didn't feel like climbing the class 4 section was smart in the rain. Will try again next year.

conative - Aug 24, 2012 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012

Snow Bridge Out  Sucess!

Climbed from the Elkhart Trailhead outside of Pinedale. It took us 67 hours.

Pics and details here: Gannett Peak


iquest4it - Aug 16, 2012 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

Solo Gannett Summit  Sucess!

Climbed solo coming in from the northern Glacier Trail. I only saw a few NOLS groups coming out as I went in and no one was on the mountain or even at base camp for 2 days. The berg was collapsed with a firm bridge and a 8" vertical ice wall leading to a 60 degree snow pitch onto the Goose Neck, which was a little sketchy. The last NOLS group left a rope, but the pickets were melted out on my way up. I reset them on the way down though, which was helpful. The boulder fields on the approach were legendary.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Aug 6, 2012 9:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

Day Hikes  Sucess!

8/4/2012 With Greg J

With Joe Bullough, Scott Wesemann, Jacob Moon. Started from Elkhart Park at 12:30AM Saturday, summit at 1:00 PM Saturday, back to car at 1:30 AM Sunday. 25 hours RT, 40+ miles, excellent conditions but got caught in a thunderstorm on the descent from the summit.

laxitude - Jul 9, 2012 4:06 am

any recent updates

my Dad and I are doing Gannett from August 21 to 28, any reliable info from the past month, glacier trail in. Much love and thanks to anyone who responds!


seano - Jul 4, 2012 11:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012

Elkhart Park to Gooseneck  Sucess!

Spectacular scenery. 15h50 car-to-car. Trip report.

bbreaker - Feb 4, 2012 12:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2001

Moose encountered  Sucess!

Approached on Glacier Trail. Five days out. Followed by large bull moose through Big Meadows.


americanswiss - Dec 25, 2011 10:45 am

Gannett  Sucess!

Finally summited after seven years of trying because of someone in climbing party either being ill or ill-prepared. Base was at last grassy patch underneath Tower 1 of Mount Helen. Look for it if you want the closest and best camp spot before ascending Bonney pass. It has a huge overhanging boulder for protection from elements. Waited six hours for intense wind storm to pass only to have to attempt it the next day becuase it was dark by then. Went up Gooseneck. Roped up above bergshrund because that was the biggest crevasse I have seen in the Rockies. For those wondering what equipment to bring, just stick to a long ice axe for summer. Use it instead of hauling a snow stake 25 miles in. If you want more protection above the shrund there are always multiple slung belays on the West side of the couloir.


DarrenKnezek - Nov 17, 2011 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Utah Climbing Club Trip  Sucess!

Hiked in to Titcomb Basin with several members of the Utah Climbing Club. Spent the night and fished the next day with Jennifer and Tyson. Tyson caught a huge Golden Trout and we ate it for dinner. Climbed Gannet that night and the next day. Sick from the fish all day, but still made the summit.
Spent the night again and then climbed Fremont Peak with Jennifer the next day. Spent the night again and then hiked out. An absolutely wonderful trip!!!!!!!

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