Glacier Knobs (West Glacier Knob and East Glacier Knob) Climber's Log

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BKiser90 - Sep 8, 2019 7:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2019

Before Andrews Glacier and Sky Pond  Sucess!

Started from Glacier Gorge TH at 6 am. We were up the East Knob at some point during the 7:00 hour and hit the West Knob by nine. Pretty easy bushwhacks to get to the top of each. Absolutely stunning views of one of the most picturesque parts of the park. We decided that we wanted more though and tackled both Andrews Glacier and Sky Pond trails. Beautiful day in the park.


chicagotransplant - Jun 2, 2014 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

Consolation  Sucess!

With Jamie and Jim, turned back from Powell due to 5am rain storm and our feeling that it would turn the couloir too wet for a safe ascent. Rained off and on until at least 8am up high, so good call! East Glacier Knob is a cool little peak, some route finding through the lower cliffs and then stunning views of Glacier Gorge.


shanahan96 - Jun 1, 2014 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

not powell  Sucess!

rainstorm ~5am cancelled our powell/taylor plans, so we decided to make lemonade out of lemons by scrambling up east glacier knob. the views from this lower summit, specifically up glacier gorge, are incredible. spearhead and chiefs head soon?



MattK - Nov 29, 2011 1:55 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2011

East Glacier Knob  Sucess!

Wife and I in the snow.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Nov 18, 2011 4:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009

Both Knobs  Sucess!

9/18/2009: East Glacier Knob via west slope
3/15/2015: West Glacier Knob ski descent

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Apr 23, 2011 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2011

East Glacier Knob  Sucess!

Nice little scrabling toward top. Beside snow and whiteout it was another great day in RMNP.


heather14 - Jan 9, 2011 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2011

Both Knobs  Sucess!

Required some route finding to get around the slippery rocks hidden under the fresh powder on both knobs. With the snowfalling, the views were left to the imagination....a little disappointing as I would think the view of Glacier Gorge from EGK would be pretty nice.


CSUMarmot - Aug 1, 2010 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010

Fun little scramble  Sucess!

Even from the top of West GK the east one looks taller


argothor - Dec 30, 2008 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2008

East Glacier Knob  Sucess!

Started at Bear Lake to a light snow. By the time we got to Alberta Falls the snow had stopped, but a strong wind was blowing. We scrambled up the southern slopes, trying to avoid the various rocky cliffs. With a bit of snow on the ground footing was a little difficult at times, but generally the going wasn't too difficult. Nice views from the summit to the south and east, but the western summits were obscured in cloud. Very nice hike/scramble.


coljayms - Oct 31, 2008 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2004

East Glacier Knob  Sucess!

Fun climbing around and watched a wicked storm coming over Long's.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Aug 17, 2008 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2003

West Glacier Knob - Loch Vale Approach  Sucess!

This is a good snowshoe hike for beginners in the winter, and a great place to watch the sunrise anytime of year.
Total ascents = 10.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Aug 17, 2008 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1987

East Glacier Knob - Southeast Slope  Sucess!

Great short hike with a nice summit view.
Total ascents = 9.


tomlauren - Aug 13, 2008 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008

East Glacier Knob - West Glacier Knob  Sucess!

Hiked the West Slope of East Glacier Knob and South Slope of West Glacier Knob from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead. I was going to hike up to the summit of Mount Meeker from the Longs Peak Trailhead, but I had developed a cold and so I dropped down the level of effort for the day. I wanted to summit these knobs for a while, and even made a failed attempt in early June of 2008 due to too much snow and no snowshoes. Wonderful views of The Spearhead from East Glacier Knob and Mills Lake from West Glacier Knob.

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