Climbed the Gooseneck route with Jan on a perfect day with cloud cover that kept the snow from softening up too much; had the top to myself for half an hour before being joined by my climbing partner and the east coast group of GMoney, Mutha-Z, T-mail, and Bob - congrats guys!
This old skier got the first snowshoe lesson of his life this week when splattki convinced me to strap on some gear (that still looks a lot like dried beavertails) and bushwhack some 40+ miles in and out of Titcomb Basin to the summit of Gannett Peak and back.
It took me 31 years to get all of the 50 state highpoints. It took me 2 times to summit Gannett (and McKinley, and Hood, etc.). The Wind Rivers are so beautiful-I want to go back again to fish!
The Winds are unbelievably beautiful, can't wait to go back some day. Hiked in from the Elkhart Park Trailhead. Climbed via the South Couloir and descended the Gooseneck.
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.