Goat Mountain Climber's Log

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metasyn11 - Jul 19, 2022 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2022

East Peak  Sucess!

Lots of late season snow which was the majority of the climb, plus some very steep heather. Arduous but not terribly difficult. Views from the top were unsurpassed.


kevinsa - Aug 5, 2020 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2020

Goat Mountain  Sucess!

A fairly simple scramble to the east peak (6 hours car-to-car). The worst part was the swampy areas that were crossed as we dropped into the basin at 5400' from the trail. If you don't have waterproof boots, your feet will get wet. Recommend a spare pare of dry socks at a minimum. If you get an early start (on the trail by 5 am) the steep part of the scramble will be shaded on the way up.


nader - Jul 27, 2019 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2019

Goat Mountain West  Sucess!

Hiked to the end of trail. See trip report.


JLuthanen - Aug 12, 2014 12:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014

True West  Sucess!

First timer up Goat - started later than I would've wanted which resulted in some hot / humid hiking through 4ft tall overgrowth lower in the forested switchbacks(not cool!). Ice axe was unnecessary insurance for the top as the snow bridge was soft enough to punch steps easy. Fun scramble up

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Nov 11, 2013 1:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2001

East Peak  Sucess!

Also West Peak a few years later.


fjes6 - Jun 30, 2013 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

Swamp Creek Direct  Sucess!

Parked at the Tomyhoi TH and booted up the gully leading from Swamp Creek. A very direct and scenic route to the East Summit. Great fun!


relic - Feb 23, 2013 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1988

Awful? Yer kidding, right?   Sucess!

Date is a guess. Climbed the steep north face on late season frozen snow, up the more western snow chute… higher I got the harder the snow became, til it was too late to turn around… scared the heck outta myself.

andrew david

andrew david - Feb 17, 2013 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

awful  Sucess!

one of my least favorite hikes ever. It was recommended to me. Ugly forest with no views until the end and those not worth the suffering of switchbacks for hours. The area offers so many options. Do not fall for this one.


JoshNV - Jan 17, 2012 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2011

fun simple hike  Sucess!

To make the hike longer start in north van and access via the BCMC, The Cut, or the Grind. Goat is an easy hike to the top, even in winter. Plenty of great views on a clear day with minimal climbing effort.


distressbark - Jan 30, 2014 12:00 am

Re: fun simple hike

Wrong Goat Mountain!


Bluecube22 - Nov 24, 2011 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2011


done this trip many times during the summer and once during twice 3 times during the winter on snow shoes,stay on the ridge till you reach the last few hundred feet for saftey in winter conditions.I love it better in winter but expect 2 full days of hard climbing through deep powder on snow shoes to the summit it is very a nice in winter snow shoe trip.

setrent - Oct 20, 2011 11:29 pm

West Goat  Sucess!

A ski tour from Hannagen Pass Rd.


MMclimbhigh - Oct 4, 2011 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2003

East + West  Sucess!

Climbed West Goat, camped near saddle and climbed to the true summit the following morning. Slippery, wet heather!


SummitQueen - Sep 11, 2010 4:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2010

Goat Mtn. Trail

Great hike, but didn't make it all the way due to low lying clouds and cold temperatures for September. Will try again next time. Great elevation gain, a good training hike in late season when the weather starts to turn and the higher peaks are less accessible.


geosean - Oct 7, 2009 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

West Peak  Sucess!

This is a great climb; the first time I didn’t quite make the real summit (there is a false summit just a few feet shorter about 100 ft SE with a, sometimes steep, snow bank between). Essentially no snow but for the last little perennial bank.


gimpilator - Jun 18, 2009 12:11 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2007

West Summit  Sucess!

A great snow climb! Greg and I made our own route to the West summit in perfect conditions. Here is a 360 degree panorama from the summit. He ate some of that pink "watermelon" snow that shows up in the spring and summer. I think it's some kind of algae bloom. Anyhow, he ended up getting sick and puking all over as we were driving home.

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