Granite Peak Climber's Log

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montana boy

montana boy - Feb 20, 2007 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

std. route  Sucess!

Perfect weather. Met some great folks on the plateau; excellent trip overall.


weeds19 - Feb 20, 2007 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2002

Wonderful trip!  Sucess!

This was one of my favorite climbs of all time! I left Ogden UT one afternoon and enjoyed two days of solo climbing and hiking on this remote and rugged peak. I was also hoping to climb Tempest Mtn, but a hail storm forced me to hunker down for a little over an hour and by that point I was about out of daylight. This peak offers some interesting route finding challenges, and I missed the easiest way up while ascending (instead I climbed an easy 5th class chimney). On the way down I was able to find the normal route and I enjoyed an uneventful descent.

Rick F

Rick F - Feb 3, 2007 7:43 pm

Cold and remote  Sucess!

Another amazing peak witha if you fall you die routes If i am right ther is not a esy way up this beast .
went Up FTD . when you cam if possible find a out of the wind place and do not be surpsied if it snows on you it did d both afternooos i went !
enjoy and be safe not a easy one if you are doing high points hire a guide if you are not conmfy on exposed Rock


benjohnson - Feb 1, 2007 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Sweet  Sucess!

Great peak, tons of fun. Got off the peak just in time for the groppel, and to the plateau just in time for lightning strikes (sketchy). Packed up camp and got to the car in the wet darkness that night. Misery. Why do we call this fun again?


atavist - Nov 13, 2006 7:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2002

epic: i did it before and I'll do it again  Sucess!



surgent - Oct 19, 2006 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2002

A real challenge, but worth every step  Sucess!

Part of a group of 11 led by Dave Covill of Colorado. This peak stretched my skill level considerably, but we were all successful and it was a safe day for everyone. Weather held for us. My second attempt, first success. Trip Report


Outdoorpartner - Oct 5, 2006 6:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2003

Too serious

Too technical for my skill level; summited a nearby peak with a great view.


paclimber - Sep 5, 2006 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Granite Peak, August 2006  Sucess!

Very enjoyable climb, with some amazing views of the Beartooths. My favorite of the state highpoints, so far (#44). Got off the summit just in time, as storm was blowing in. Had trouble navigating back to high camp (11,500') due to dense fog. 2-3 inches of snow fell on us that night. Goats were good company, too

Rocker Paully

Rocker Paully - Sep 5, 2006 3:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Route: South face, Huckleberry/Avalanche Lake approach  Sucess!

Great weather, climbed with the fargoan. Fun, fun climb.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Aug 16, 2006 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

Finally  Sucess!

Finally got back and finished this one. Will do a trip report soon.


osatrik - Aug 15, 2006 6:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 1994

OSAT climb  Sucess!

Jim Hinkhouse, Shirley Rogers, and I climbed from Avalanche Lake in the summer of 1994. Jim caught a couple of fish for us for dinner. He saw a couple of goats when he attained the ridge. Shirley knocked down a backetball-size boulder on the way up the chimney. This was number 41 of my 49 state high points.

alpine climber

alpine climber - Aug 14, 2006 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

two long days  Sucess!

Left from Hamilton Friday morning and started up the trail around 1:30. We ran out of water on the trail and didn't find any until snow fields on the plateau. The snow bridge is more of a dirt bridge right now. Great weather going up the peak, but ran into snow/hail, lightning, wind and rain coming off the peak. We made it back to the car that night with a total of about 15 hours from camp to peak to car. Wonderful lightning strom on the way back to Bozeman. Great overall trip!


Kraaken - Jul 25, 2006 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

Route Climbed: Huckleberry Drainage  Sucess!

Had to wait an additional day due to storms on the 17th. Successfully summitted on July 18th, a beautiful, long day.
Bugs were pretty horrific. Fishing was outstanding - fresh trout for dinner! Plenty of Mountain Goats around camp. Went with Beartooth Guides - Charlie Hurd Manfredi and Rob Hart - real pros up there. Four of us altogether. It was a great experience. Also climbed Storm Spire on our wait day - highly recommended for a fun scramble. Only saw one other party during our climb. Had Avalanche Lake to ourselves. Beautiful country and a challenging highpoint to be sure.


bnschwerin - Feb 28, 2006 4:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005

South Face  Sucess!

Looped the route, went up FTD, and out Huckleberry Creek which resulted in very little retracing, which was nice. Summited by 8:45 a.m., spent close to an hour on top, just chillin. Highlight was glissading from the saddle biviouac down to avalanche lake. We were suprised to see so few people on a Sat. in August, we pased two small parties near the snowbridge on our descent.


zoink - Jan 22, 2006 7:18 pm

Route Climbed: Froze To Death Plateau/South face Date Climbed: August 2005

Great trip.

My first real overnight hiking trip. Good weather; we did not need, crampons, ice axes or ropes. Climbed with three friends. Took three days, but should have taken two (one member was out of shape and had too much weight).


SawtoothSean - Dec 30, 2005 9:28 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

Heavy snow the day before we arrived made this climb a little more challenging. The snowbridge crosiing was a lot fun and the rock climbing was good also- lots of solo climbers. Needed rope to rap down snow filled gulleys that were sliding in the warm sun. Met up with two nice fellows from NC. Got very log-jammed on the way down as we had 5-8 people rapping off the same line. - Sean Duffy


TeeLee - Aug 28, 2005 4:30 pm

Route Climbed: Mystic/FTD Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

2nd try; great conditions this year. This was our 49th state highpoint and technically the toughest. We are not exp. climbers, so the lead work done by our Man of Steel, Charlie Gorski of Jackson Hole, was key. Tip #1) Try camping at the shortcut noted by others nr. top of switchbacks. It saved us 45-60 mins.Plus, our lower camp meant no grunting full packs up ankle-twister FTD. Drawback: Stumbling back in the dark! We started up at 8 am; 6 am would have been ideal. Tip #2) Our 30m single rope was fine for the 5-6 rappels. Tip #3) The detailed route description listed elsewhere on this site was perfect. Tip #4) We didn't carry a phone but saw that others' phones worked at the higher spots. Given the remoteness, difficulty and risks on this climb, I could foresee this being of great value in an emergency.


shabba - Aug 25, 2005 1:18 am

Route Climbed: Via Froze To Death Plateau Date Climbed: August 23, 2005  Sucess!

First ascent of Granite For me. I went with a group of ten guys, and we got all of us on the summit. It was a great trip, and we were blessed with good weather.


CBakwin - Aug 24, 2005 2:53 pm

Route Climbed: E Ridge, Huckleberry approach Date Climbed: August 15, 2005  Sucess!

Summitted in perfect weather, ten hours from the parking lot via Huckelberry creek and Avalanche Lake. Really fun peak, brought ropes but did not use them. A Great Day and a Great Peak.


Jolee - Aug 17, 2005 1:52 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge - Huckleberry Creek Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

Perfect day, fun climb. While I hear the hike in via Froze to Death Plateau is pretty burly, the hike in from Huckleberry Creek, to this day, is the hardest hike I have ever done. I will not repeat it. I will add, our original intention was to climb the North face of Granite, so we were geared up with crampons, axes, full rack, etc. In other words we had heavy packs. The glacier under the N.face had receded so much we were looking at a really ugly climb up unconsolidated glacial dirt. Yuck.

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