Grand Traverse Peak Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 30

rockymountaindiva - Sep 6, 2021 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2012

Early snow  Sucess!

Just noticed this was in my paper list but not recorded here- better late than never. The snow hindered progress a bit.


theREALCarpeDM - Sep 6, 2021 10:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2021

Grand Traverse  Sucess!

With Dave Johnson. Very fun, not as committing or as long as the Partner Traverse -- you can work around more spots if you want. Stayed ridge direct mostly, though. Dave had 4 goats menacing him near the summit of Grand as he waited while I was backing off an optional class 5 bit.

A.Vandelay - Sep 22, 2019 5:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2019

Grand Traverse  Sucess!

Started at BighornTH, reached the summit of N. Traverse in 2hr2 minutes. Enjoyed an exceedingly scenic traverse on solid rock en route to Grand Traverse, arriving in 2hr56min. Dropped precipitously to Deluge and reached the Deluge/GoreCrTH in 4hr14’.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 2, 2018 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2018

From Deluge Lake  Sucess!

From Deluge Lake, steep but easy to manage to get on top of the saddle, from there is all ridgeline navigation to the top, amazing views of Grand Traverse.


BradBartick - Jun 23, 2017 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2017

GT and Valhalla  Sucess!

Climbed from East Vail to saddle above Deluge Lake between GT and Valhalla, did the 3rd class traverse to Valhalla, then reversed it to do GT peak. The traverse between GT and Valhalla is sort of time consuming with the seemingly countless towers. It was no fun to reverse it. I would not have had to do it but I left a ski pole at the saddle and had to retrieve it, or I could have just done Snow Peak. Why am I sharing all this? No one I even know ever reads these. One giant goat sleeping in Valhalla summit.


MadGrad96 - Oct 9, 2015 8:13 am

Awesome!  Sucess!


Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 20, 2014 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

5 Peaks  Sucess!

With North Traverse, Valhalla, Snow & 12485.


ozarkmac - Aug 15, 2012 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

Splendid peak...  Sucess!

Climbed GTP with 16 year old son, while 20 year old daughter napped at Deluge Lake. Up the draw to the saddle, then scrambled up the ridge to the airy summit. Amazing views.


blueshade - Aug 4, 2012 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Grand Traverse Peak, Valhalla, and Snow Peak  Sucess!

Traverse around Deluge Lake: south ridge of Grand Traverse Peak, traverse to Mt. Valhalla, traverse to Snow Peak and down its back side. Talus and tower bypasses on the south ridge of Valhalla are quite annoying and tedious (loose), but all easily doable.


chicagotransplant - Jul 22, 2012 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

Ridge Traverse  Sucess!

Second time up. Traverse from "Mt Valhalla" via "Palomino Point". Some class 3 on the traverse, but you can also stay left on class 2 grass and avoid the extra elevation over some of the towers.
Third time up. Grand Traverse then traverse to Valhalla with Rachael. Grand Traverse is really fun, good solid rock and always seemed to be the perfect hold when you need it.
Fourth time up. Grand Traverse then traverse to PT 12485 with Rachael and Scot. Scot's final 3 peaks above 12k in the Gore.
Fifth time up. Grand Traverse plus Valhalla with Jamie
Sixth time up. Southeast face ski descent


seano - Jul 11, 2012 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2012

From North Traverse  Sucess!

Mostly a walk, but I managed to spice things up by going over the pinnacles. Descended back to Bighorn Creek via nice grass rather than the horrid south slope. Trip report.


astrobassman - Jun 26, 2011 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

Ski Descent  Sucess!

Climbed with Craig. Took us a lot longer than it should have. We had to downclimb a 55 degree slope above a cliff after we got lost and climbed a ridge north of the basin, and then on the way out we couldn't find where we ditched our shoes. Besides that the summit was good and the skiing great, even at noon in the late June sun.

REM - Jun 24, 2011 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2000

My Favorite Non-Fourteener  Sucess!

Climbed with William "Bill" Burks


DharmaBum1984 - Oct 14, 2009 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009

good long day  Sucess!

Grand Traverse with Kim Luba, up Bighorn Creek, across the traverse, down into N. Rock creek basin to retrieve dropped backpack, back up and over to Deluge Lake, 17+ hr day.


colinpence - Sep 17, 2009 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005

beautiful!  Sucess!

This was a beautiful, but long, climb through the spectacular Gore Range. I was accompanied by my "usual suspect" climbing companions. Terrific views from the top, as Scott has already mentioned.


kavak - Jul 20, 2009 10:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

Southeast Face/East Ridge  Sucess!

Once at Deluge Lake the storms seemed to be forming. I kept going hoping for some respite and sure enough the sun came out. I wish I had my ice axe to surmount the cornice at the summit. I managed to use my hiking poles to good effect by shortening them and using them as anchors while kicking steps in the snow. Wonderful views and according to the register the first one for 2009. I can't believe that to be true though.


shknbke - Sep 10, 2008 11:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

via traverse  Sucess!

Did Grand Traverse via the connecting ridge to N. Traverse after Keller. Also added 12485, which made for a LONG day! Up Bighorn Creek and down Deluge Lake trails. See TR.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Sep 8, 2008 9:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

Twice is nice...  Sucess!

The first time I climbed Grand Traverse was with Tim Pearl in Janurary 2006 with a sprained ankle.

The second time on the summit was after completing The Grand Traverse in an amazing day of climbing. That route is just good fun. Solid scrambling on bomber Gore Range rock.


SarahThompson - Aug 14, 2008 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007

Grand Travese with Kiefer  Sucess!

A cold summer day. Violent thunderstorms the night before had deposited snow and ice along the ridge, making it extra spicy.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Aug 13, 2008 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Grand Traverse  Sucess!

Fun route-finding with Heather and Stephanie. We were blessed with unbelievable weather all day.

Viewing: 1-20 of 30
Return to 'Grand Traverse Peak' main page