Granite Peak Climber's Log

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Chickenonabun - Sep 7, 2020 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2020

great success  Sucess!

Via SW Ramp, smoky view from the top. Saw helicopter doing rescue the night before and morning of, apparently there was a death.

Woodswalker

Woodswalker - Aug 20, 2020 2:15 pm

Re: Southwest Couloir

Just needed microspikes to go across a couple of snow fields before the ramp. Other than that a helmet for rock fall. No climbing gear needed for ramp.

jcscratch1

jcscratch1 - Aug 19, 2020 4:35 pm

Re: Southwest Couloir

Gonna be there Sept 5-7. Did you need climbing gear going up the ramp?

Woodswalker

Woodswalker - Aug 19, 2020 10:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2020

Southwest Couloir  Sucess!

Camped above Sky Top Lakes. Made it to the summit in 3 hours. Nice weather but very windy at top. Great climb. I had attempted Granite previously by way of the Froze-to-Death route.

guerinak

guerinak - May 22, 2020 7:01 am

First trip post ACL  Sucess!

Climbed in 3 days 5 months after ACL reconstruction. Challenging but fun climb!

wallacecasper21@gmail.com

wallacecasper21@gmail.com - May 8, 2020 11:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2019

SW Couloir - Not a Fan  Sucess!

Camped at upper Aero Lakes then got up early and went up the SW couloir. There was a little bit of snow, making some sections sketchier, and others easier. Overall the SW couloir is very dangerous - rockfall hazard the whole way and multiple moments of massive exposure. I will never do this route again. Hire a guide to take you up the East ridge, which is all solid rock.

freedeep

freedeep - Mar 22, 2020 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1999

Always a great hike  Sucess!

I have been to the summit of Granite Peak and its sister peak to the west, they are both great hikes.
The first time my brother and I climbed Granite Pk was in training for Mt Rainier. We approached Granite from the Tempest side.
Years later friends and I would climb Granite, then camp near the summit of Tempest Mtn, timing the hike out so we would be caught in a bad weather forecast, so we could experience the full furry of the approaching storms while on the plateau.
Anyway you look at it, the area is great fun.

jake_the_snake

jake_the_snake - Oct 1, 2019 2:11 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2019

Failure in May - snow conditions less than ideal.

Failure in May - snow conditions less than ideal.

bluecappo

bluecappo - Jun 18, 2019 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2016

The climb that became an epic fishing trip

No success for us this time after making it to the end of the plateau and one of our members having some issues. However we came prepared to fish and Lowary Lake didn't disappoint. Maybe also set the record for the most back-country game of frisbee golf ever played.

billydheyhey

billydheyhey - Nov 19, 2018 7:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2016

HP #16!  Sucess!

Beautiful hike, scary summit day... especially given someone died on the mountain the night before we summited (R.I.P. Thomas Pfeiffle). The rock fall is a real hazard on this mountain.

Tunalp@yahoo.com - Aug 28, 2018 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2018

Great climb & Hike  Sucess!

Went in thru Cooke City, MT beautiful, good weather

McCannster

McCannster - Aug 21, 2018 7:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2018

State highpoint #36  Sucess!

With Steve. Glad to have successfully nabbed this one on the first try, as it seems lots of folks get shutdown on their first attempts. Approached via the Huckleberry Creek drainage, which wasn't too bad. Left W Rosebud in the afternoon, camped at Princess Lake, and climbed and hiked back out the second day. Really beautiful, rugged country up there, and fun scrambling on the peak. Weather was perfect on summit day (smokey though). Had the entire place to ourselves. Would like to return to this area.

mfox79

mfox79 - Aug 19, 2018 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2018

S.W. Couloir 3rd Times a charm  Sucess!

We left camp at Rough Lake at 4:15AM and summited out at 11:00 and back to camp by 6:00PM the afternoon thunderheads started forming the moment I topped out so I sadly didn't have much time to take in the views. this was a very long day but a very enjoyable scramble. I'd like to try the route up from Rosebud next time. this is truly amazing country that makes one feel very small.

BrackenVSpencer

BrackenVSpencer - Aug 13, 2018 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2018

7th attempt finally ends in success!  Sucess!

Had made six prior unsuccessful attempts due to weather, altitude of others in the party and once for hitting turn-around time. Finally made it with two outstanding guys, started at 4:00 am, watched the Perseid meteor shower over Granite while descending the face of Tempest, were on the summit by 9:30 and back to camp just after 14:00!! A great day, a great climb! God is Good!! <><

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Aug 1, 2018 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2018

SW Ramp, State Highpoint #45  Sucess!

I have never experienced such a beautiful summit day anywhere. We definitely lucked out. And only 4 people total summited, so we had it to ourselves.

Camped at 10.4k feet near the highest of the Sky Top lakes.

Be aware that the SW ramp earns its nickname as "the bowling alley." Rockfall is inevitable. Multiple parties on this route at one time could be quite sketchy. Exposure on the higher portions of the route is significant. This is not a mountain on which to acquire experience; prior technical climbs should be mandatory.

jrlang45

jrlang45 - Nov 7, 2017 3:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016

SW Route via Skytop  Sucess!

SW ramp via the Skytop Creek in two days: camped at the base and went all the way up and back to the car on day two. If I did it over again, I'd make it three days because I didn't really have a chance to enjoy the campsite or hike out on the second day to avoid getting stuck on the trail in the dark. Note: it's impossible to NOT cause small gravel slides on the way down that can turn into RL Donkey Kong further down the ramp, so know where other people are and yell even if you think you're alone.

kgamradt

kgamradt - Sep 30, 2017 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2017

Granite Peak  Sucess!

Solo hiked in from Lady of the Lake trail north of Cooke City, past Aero Lakes and camped above sky top lakes. Left camp at 630am, and climbed the southwest ramp. There was a tough class 3+ section that turned back 3 other climbers about midway up the ramp. The ramp was full of ice and I was forced to scramble up some steep rocks just climbers left of the ramp. Summited at 1015am. I brought no climbing gear with me, but would recommend at least a helmet.

Young Royce

Young Royce - Apr 29, 2017 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

East Rosebud, FTD, Summit  Sucess!

Quite the challenge, be sure to bring plenty of water! FTD plateau is pretty lengthy. Camped on FTD, summited next day, stayed one more night and back to East Rosebud TH.

GlacierCountry

GlacierCountry - Aug 26, 2016 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2016

Awesome adventure/new friends

Took my 19 year old daughter with me, and 2 new friends from WI. Was Grant's 45th state high point at age 65. Summited Tempest but not Granite (to snow bridge) due to weather. Still a great trip. My daughter's 19 year old friend fell on descent of Granite a week later and suffered a terrible head injury. Always take rope and helmet!

Moonknightca

Moonknightca - Aug 23, 2016 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016

HP # 39  Sucess!

Summited with great weather via Froze to Death with Beartooth Mountain Guides. Fantastic Trip. -WCH

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