Hoyt Peak Climber's Log

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Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Sep 11, 2018 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2018

Fun scrambles, great views  Sucess!

Climbed Hoyt after traversing Avalanche to the saddle. From the saddle, mostly followed the ridge line, which entails off-and-on scrambling. The choice between scree and scramble is not a one-time decision, and you can go back and forth according to taste - avoiding exposure at the cost of very annoying scree.

Great views of the bowl on one side, the terrain around Sylvan Pass Road on the other.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Jul 7, 2015 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

Fun hike  Sucess!

Fun Yellowstone hike with my dad. Just us and a bighorn ram on this remote-feeling but accessible peak. Ran into about 20 people when we traversed onto the much easier Avalanche Peak. Great, scenic loop. Trip Report.


jdarr67 - Jun 18, 2015 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015

Annual Trip  Sucess!

Traversed from Avalanche. Great day!


awhite28 - Aug 29, 2014 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2014

Hoyt  Sucess!

Great day! Climbed with Avalanche. Thanks for the route info!


jdarr67 - Jul 1, 2014 9:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2014

Sunny Day on Hoyt  Sucess!

Pleasantly surprised at the amount of summit space. Doesn't look it from below. I didn't want to leave this summit. Excellent route description on this page.


ywardhorner - Oct 20, 2013 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013

Great Winter Hike!  Sucess!

This peak is really fun in early winter conditions (before the Park closes). We were able to glissade back down to tree line.


musicman82 - Aug 6, 2009 2:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009

Fun Scramble  Sucess!

Climbed this peak as part of the Hoyt-Avalanche traverse and enjoyed every minute of it - Avalanche was anticlimactic after it!


Koonsy - Jul 30, 2009 6:10 pm

After Avalanche  Sucess!

Really fun hike. It made for a nice escape from the crowds at the park. Great views the whole way up.


tacoturner - Aug 29, 2008 1:35 pm

always after Avalanche  Sucess!

climbed this peak a number a of times during the 2005 summer season. quite an amazing view at sunset, and especially so on clear days when you can see all the way to the Grand, towering over the Tetons and a sea of GYE peaks...

there was a fun "challenge" that we put to our fellow scramblers when I lived in Yellowstone:

start at Eleanor Lake parking, tag the summit of Avalanche and follow the ridgeline as it curves back around to connect up to Hoyt, then boogie down the slope to cross the road and tag Grizzly peak and take up that ridge to Top Notch peak, then back drag yourself back to the car to drive back to the pub for a victory round.

on a whim, we named it the Quattro del Fuego.


cp0915 - Aug 3, 2008 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

from Avalanche  Sucess!

A nice looking mountain that is very much worth doing. Fun.


Alcas24 - Nov 23, 2007 12:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2004

Hoyt  Sucess!

I'm pleasantly surprised to see this peak show up on SP. I climbed this one a few times while working in the park. Hoyt is a nice alternative to often crowded Avalanche and also makes for a nice combo.

Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Nov 13, 2007 2:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2007

Always go for 2  Sucess!

Have made the climb many times, many of which I doubled up with Avalanche. In 2007 I never climbed Avalanche without making the hike over to Hoyt. One of my favorite mountains to climb living at Lake Lodge for so many summers.


lindasyh - Jul 23, 2007 11:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1999


My husband and I tried this one relatively early in our hiking career ... sans GPS and helpful Summit Post articles. We bailed out near the summit. He climbed it this year; perhaps I'll get another chance.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Jul 22, 2007 8:58 pm

Summer 1993  Sucess!

I remember my partner chastising me for expressing doubts about our chosen route near the summit ridge and a steep, off-trail descent on dirt/scree above the road.

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Jul 22, 2007 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Double Summits  Sucess!

The outing up Hoyt then Avalanche Peaks with Bob Sihler was about perfect. Nice weather, no one else on the trail (well, we did see 14 people on the way down, but that doesn't count), few insects, and no bears tried to eat us (not that we expected them to go for a couple of skinny guys like us).

The spectacular views were icing on the cake.

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