Going-to-the-Sun Mountain Climber's Log

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FlatheadNative

FlatheadNative - Mar 5, 2008 1:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

Standard West Face route  Sucess!

Climbed Standard West Face route as the gully was full of snow. The scree was awesome! The favorite so far!

July 21, 2010...West face route with Bret and echoguy. the nasty gully is chock full of snow.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 6, 2008 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 1992

GOING TO THE SUN MTN  Sucess!

CLIMBED SOLO FROM SADDLE N OF SUMMIT BEFORE REJOINING OTHG FOR LUNCH ON MATAHPI

9/8/94 CLIMBED WITH VERN INGRAHAM OF WHITEFISH, MT VIA W FACE

7/9/2000 CLIMBED E FACE SNOWFIELD WITH GMS LED BY DON SCHARFE

7/21/09 Climbed solo along with Matahpi

lonewolf2401

lonewolf2401 - Nov 15, 2007 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1988

Solo  Sucess!

Hit this one on my multi-mountain summit quest back in 1988. Very enjoyable, but lots of talus and scree, moreso than most Glacier mountains.

mtnhiker13

mtnhiker13 - Jul 27, 2007 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

West Face  Sucess!

One of the loosest mountains I have ever climbed and ever hope to climb. Rocks going everywhere - heads up! The climbing was great though once we got in the cliff bands.

mtn ear

mtn ear - Jan 11, 2007 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005

West Face-Diagonal Chute  Sucess!

Fun climb- especially the top of the chute. Led this as a Rocky Mountaineer's trip- 3 of us summited. Seven hours RT.

Saintgrizzly

Saintgrizzly - Jul 25, 2006 6:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

Route Climbed: West Face  Sucess!

Climbed both GTTS and Matahpi with Aaron & Ellen, and a GMS contingent. The diagonal couloir was filled with snow, so we traversed further south on the mountain, then went up through some interesting, fun, and a bit difficult group of cliffs. Followed by a slog up not very interesting, fun, or difficult (except mentally) scree. Climb was made MUCH worse on my disposition (and speed) by me contracting the worst blisters I've ever had...these boots have got to go! Looking back on it, though, the mountain (and the view from the summit) is, and was, magnificent! About an 11-hour day, if I'm remembering correctly.

kyledod

kyledod - Sep 19, 2005 11:03 pm

Route Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Great climb, although poor route choices greatly prolonged the time to reach the summit. Despite clouds and a rainshower moving in summit views were great.

montanaboy

montanaboy - Aug 5, 2004 2:22 am

Route Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: July 23, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with a GMS group during Mountaineering week. Did the Matahpi-GTTS double. A 12 hour effort, but well worth it.

Moni

Moni - Nov 15, 2003 8:16 am

Route Climbed: West Face #2 Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1978  Sucess!

With Paul, Mathew and Martin Bishop in memory of a good friend.

mike_lindacher

mike_lindacher - Jul 21, 2003 9:05 pm

Route Climbed: West Face - Diagonal Chute Date Climbed: August 2002

Socked in solo on the Chute at 8,500 feet. Appropriate decision to turn around made. What a mountain. To be continued.

summit - Oct 18, 2002 8:10 pm

Route Climbed: West face/diagonal chute Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!

What a great climb-sort of....Took off from the parking spot in a light rainstorm with the thought "It'll clear up in a while" Kept on going through Preston Park and up to the saddle. One guy was using

trash bags for raingear-a riot to watch the "man from glad" attack the mountain. Got to the cliffs just

below the chute and 3 of our party of 6 bailed because it was starting to snow. Three of us kept on

going and were rewarded with a tremendous view of a snowstorm inside of a marshmallow....

(i.e. couldn't see a damn thing due to the clouds) Still a great hike and I will do it again sometime

when the forecast is a little better. A great way to spend a day with your dad however!

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Aug 25, 2002 7:00 pm

Route Climbed: W Face / Diagonal Chute & Complete E Face Date Climbed: Summer 1969 & 10 August 1990  Sucess!

Summer 1969 via the W Face with Bill Bishop - great weather & a great day.



1990 via the Direct E Face with Paul Bishop - a long climb. 7 hours road to summit / 11 hours road to road.

mpbro

mpbro - Aug 25, 2002 1:43 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 23 August 2002  Sucess!

Climbed with my wife Kim and her brother Robert, who is a ranger at Glacier. This climb was Robert's baby. Earlier in the week, he was the first responder on a rescue from this peak, and ended up taking a helicopter ride ("short-haul") from 8200 feet down to the road. Robert did a great job with the route-finding, which can get a little complicated.



After descending, we made a quick 1000-foot jaunt up Matahpi Peak before heading back to the car.

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