Jim Hill Mountain Climber's Log

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kronshage3 - Mar 24, 2019 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2019

Via Henry Creek  Sucess!

After a week of frequent wet slide avalanches, decided this one would be worth a shot. We parked in a different place than other have. We parked at a "pullout" almost right next to the bridge where the train tracks first cross the highway. I think this is more of a maintenance road for the railroad company. Either way, room for 3 or 4 cars here. From here we bushwacked (not that bad) straight up the mountain until hitting the forest road. Then followed the forest road into the creek and the rest is in the normal route. Lots of slides up in this area from the previous week. Snow was solid and the summit was a bit dicey. Just used standard ice axe and crampons. Not too difficult, just be careful with your steps. It could certainly be an entirely different story depending on the snow conditions. Great 360 views from the summit!


tcingrum - Jul 18, 2016 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2016

Jim  Sucess!

Up the trail to Lanham lake and then straight up onto the ridge. Not bad for brush, very direct.


kevinsa - Jul 16, 2016 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2016

North Spur  Sucess!

Really surprised this is not a more popular scramble - we were the first party to sign the register in two years. We were really lollygagging on the way up (giving the clouds time to burn off), and it was still only 2.5 hours car to summit. The most annoying part of the scramble was the jack-strawed blowdowns between 4600' and 4800' - otherwise, very pleasant and straightforward.


jacobsmith - Sep 16, 2012 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2011

Jim Hill in Winter  Sucess!

Climbed before the major snowpack hit, so some areas of the ridge were still bare. crampons made parts of the ridge much less scary.


Redwic - May 12, 2012 10:29 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2012

Great Peak! Bad Summit Ridge Conditions!  Sucess!

We had a mixture of rock and (melting) snow on the summit ridge scramble. The knife-edge snowlines made us nearly rethink our chances of a successful summit. However, Josh Lewis persevered on the summit ridge and we all worked together well to make certain everyone summited as safe as possible... which did not seem very safe in retrospect (or in real time). The reality was that if any of us had been there solo with those conditions, each one of us would have turned around. It all worked out.

The Henry Creek approach, albeit longer than the Lanham Lake approach, was great. Far less avalanche danger and a more gradual ascent. All of the potential brush, slide alder, etc. were still covered-over. Awesome glissades on the descent! This was my 99th USA P2K.


gimpilator - May 12, 2012 7:57 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2012

Gnarly Summit Ridge  Sucess!

The summit ridge was dangerous with steep exposed snow. I wouldn't have made it up without Josh Lewis leading.


BKW - May 4, 2012 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012

From Henry Creek  Sucess!

Climbed with the Mountaineers. Slushy snow, poor weather, and cornices encouraged us to reassign the summit to the east prominence of the summit ridge. It was fun despite the element's lack of buy-in.


RAdams - Nov 29, 2009 2:01 am

Lanham Lake route  Sucess!

Went along with a couple of hunters. We had a nice day climbing. No Bambi in sight.


Dundeel - Aug 24, 2008 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

To Hill and Back  Sucess!

Lanham Lake and North Spur route. The brush is thick on the steep climb from Lanham to the 5,500 ft saddle. Around 5,800 ft the vegetation opens up on the east side of the ridge crest and it becomes a nice walk. Rock scramble was not bad.


ericnoel - May 26, 2008 10:35 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Henry Creek  Sucess!

Nice hike on a partly cloudy day. The upper snow slopes were quite pleasant but the sidehilling through the forest and slide alder was not so great. We went to the false summit, dropped down and then up to the correct spot.

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - Mar 17, 2008 12:10 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2008

Route: Lanham Creek  Sucess!

Cloudy day, no visibility. Summit scramble was a bit exposed due to steep snow. Tried to traverse to Arrowhead but gave up halfway and exited via Henry Creek.

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