Grotto Mountain Climber's Log

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LazyJSkwires - Oct 26, 2018 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2017

Steep  Sucess!

I'm pretty sure this had the steepest 1 mile portion I've ever done. They were pouring concrete at the top via helicopter, that was cool to watch

Larry Derksen

Larry Derksen - Nov 10, 2014 11:10 am Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2014

grotto mtn. direct route  Sucess!

Did my best time scrambling grotto nov.8th 2014,was awesome with bad weather coming in and very high winds on top,is now on my summit post photo!trr the rock rambler from toon town

Old School WB

Old School WB - Jan 23, 2012 3:12 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 1993

great hike  Sucess!

Grotto Mtn. was my 11 summit ever. Since 1993 been up it a few times, always fun, especially with first timers.


attimount - May 2, 2010 12:15 am Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2009

acc  Sucess!

nice and a good hike for training.

William Marler

William Marler - Jul 1, 2008 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Great day out  Sucess!

Fine outing in alpine like conditions.
Still lots of snow in the hills.

Linda Breton

Linda Breton - Oct 11, 2006 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005

NW Scramble route  Sucess!

We left early in the morning to avoid the burning temperatures of the day. This route is a steep grind until you reach the ridge, then it's pleasant and scenic hiking/scrambling to the summit. We managed to find the window formation just below the summit slopes - very cool!

William Marler

William Marler - Aug 14, 2006 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Scramble Route ACC  Sucess!

Good day out. Sun, rain, hail and still a fine view from the summit. Needed a good training day out. Fit the bill.


Danimal - Apr 24, 2006 4:15 pm

Climbers Variation to Summit  Sucess!

Went up a small switchback trail leading up to the climbing area about half way up. Then found a weakness by following the base of the cliffs, then proceeded to the summit. Descended via scramble route. Long day, although the 11am start probably didn't help. Beautiful sunset from the summit!


couchclimber - Feb 14, 2006 6:28 am Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006

ACC scrambles route  Sucess!

This hike is STEEP! I thought it was never going to end in the forest. Fortunately, it was a nice day and we got a great view from the summit. A nice day is an understatement, it felt like +10 C, sunny, no clouds and only a slight wind as we were heading back.


Rileywyna - Dec 18, 2005 8:02 am

Date Climbed: july 1999  Sucess!

great ridge hiking on top


pvalchev - Sep 2, 2005 4:45 am

Route Climbed: Traverse, Direct, Combination Date Climbed: april/may 2002, 2003, 2004  Sucess!

Really fun to do in the spring. There are many ways to go up, one can go to the Bataan rock climbing area, circle around the cliff bands and go straight up from there too. Been on this mountain 4-5 times now.

Henning Lege - Jun 28, 2005 11:25 am

Route Climbed: from clubhouse Date Climbed: june 9 2005  Sucess!

Nice scramble without any extra driving. :-)

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 7, 2005 4:05 pm

Route Climbed: Grotto Scramble Traverse Date Climbed: April, 2004  Sucess!

I have done the full traverse twice, once along the 2nd time with wife and dog. The first go back in 2003 was early in the season, I strapped on my crampons and knocked out 1100' straight up hooking into the southwest ridge that leads to the summit. It was cold and windy at the top, even a little stormy. There is a summit register. I then descended by traversing west towards Cougar Canyon (Northwest Route). This route affords you great views of Lady Macdonald's summit ridge. Basically this trip formed a triangle circuit, giving one a great ridge hike at 8500' with dangerous cornices on your right. Saw no humans in 2003 or 2004. It is quiet all around this early in the season.

William Marler

William Marler - Nov 26, 2002 9:01 am

Route Climbed: Northeast route (ACC) Date Climbed: Nov 1997, Dec 1999, June 200  Sucess!

Excellent conditioning hike. The switch backs make for an easier time. Trail is slippery when wet. Its steepness can be tough on the knees. This hike has been both a grunt and a pleasure depending on the weather. Nice views to the north east once you reach the ridge.

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