Heavy Runner Mountain

montanarendonk climbing the True summit on Heavy Runner.

Photo by Vantana.


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Saintgrizzly - Mar 13, 2008 12:47 am - Voted 10/10


A photo of the summit block! Thanks for posting this! (Thanks for taking the picture!)


FlatheadNative - Mar 13, 2008 12:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Finally....

Glad I could help. This is one of my climbing partners working some mad skills of the route. Way to go Ben!


Diggler - Mar 27, 2008 9:06 pm - Hasn't voted

solid or portable?

While obviously exposed, this definitely looks doable... provided the holds stay on the mountain. How solid is this? Props on the nice photo, & your partner for pulling it.


FlatheadNative - Mar 29, 2008 12:57 am - Hasn't voted

Portable or Solid

I see from your page that you climb a lot. Our rock here is sedimentary and quite unstable compared to granite etc. However there are some routes that have very good rock here as well. This route is the former. We use the same practices others use and and always try to have at least 3 points of contact with the rock as we climb. This particular wall is the same. We have experience climbing in these conditions and feel comfortable with rock that others may feel uncomfortable with. I would recommend a rope and climbing gear for climbers who have never climbed in Glacier. Please refer to Fred Spicker's exellent article at the following SummitPost address. http://www.summitpost.org/fact-sheet/174579/glacier-national-park-rock-and-grading-systems.html


KristinaAL - May 14, 2008 6:16 pm - Hasn't voted


for posting this photo


FlatheadNative - May 14, 2008 8:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

Hope it helps. Are you planning on doing HR? Its a great trip. Some route finding on the aproach thru beautiful country. We even saw a wolverine on the back side of Reynolds.


KristinaAL - May 16, 2008 12:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

Thinking about it. I'll be in the park this summer and have done many peaks around the logan pass area, just not heavy runner and clements.


FlatheadNative - May 17, 2008 8:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

both would be great for you to do. The park will be open soon. Still a lot of snow up on top but.....

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