Johnstone Peak Climber's Log

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Annalikeslenses - Jun 22, 2020 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2020

Beautiful loop accessed from the south on Bear Gulch / Johnstone Creek trails  Sucess!

To be honest I think I preferred this stunning view looking AT Hyndman and the other massive Pioneer peaks than the view from the top of Hyndman last year. Took East Fork Rd to the small parking area at Bear Gulch heading up the Parker Gulch trail from the south to the saddle, then climbed the very steep southwest ridge to the summit (pretty good climber's trail most of the way). Headed east cross-country to pick up the Johnstone Creek trail leading back south, and walked the half-mile along the road back to where we parked. Awesome day.


derekperc - May 9, 2019 10:12 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2019

West face snowboard descent  Sucess!

Parked in Uncle John's Gulch and was on snow after 1 mile of dry hiking. Skinned until the last few hundred vertical, then bootpacked and scrambled to the summit. There had been 3 major avalanches in that drainage this season. Not surprising since Feb2019 was Sun Valley's snowiest month on record.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Jul 9, 2017 11:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2017

West Ridge  Sucess!

Ran up the west ridge from the Pioneer Cabin trail. Was a bit of a talus slog with lots of biting flies. Sweet views of the Pioneers though!


derekperc - Jan 22, 2015 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2014

the baby pio

biked up Parker gulch, or at least tried. My lungs and legs needed many walking breaks. A short hike from the saddle was rewarded with amazing views of the Pioneers.


gbrill - Jun 4, 2014 10:40 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2014

Good Difficulty/View Ratio  Sucess!

Nice short-ish hike along the south ridge to the summit. Incredible views of the Pioneers.


DrGranola - Apr 12, 2012 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2012

Okay.   Sucess!

Bad snow pack. Sunk in up to about knee level, even with snow shoes, on parts on the way up. The descent was aborted and I took a line into Bear Gulch to get off the steeper slopes. I was sinking in almost to my waist! Posted holed on flat ground back to the road. I don't think the snow pack is freezing overnight, as projected. Great views and route though!


Mlasky - Aug 13, 2011 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2009

Nice Long Line  Sucess!

You can view the entire route from the road in. Was a beautiful hike in punctuated with a snow approach in the upper elevations. Views of the Pioneers along the way and at the summit are stunning.


nickkarl - May 2, 2010 10:01 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2010

Beautiful  Sucess!

Finally made the summit after a few attempts. The snow was great the weather held and the veiws were amazing. This is a nice warm up hike for the serious ones to come.


toddschwarz - Jul 25, 2009 10:12 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2009

Standard Route  Sucess!

Beautiful day on a beautiful mountain. Johnstone is one of the outstanding vantage points in and of the Pioneers. Snowcovered summit with a huge cornice after coming up through a softening snow bowl below the summit.

BrookTroutLeiphart - Nov 12, 2008 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2008

Grouse  Sucess!

I walked up from Parker Gulch and flushed one Grouse from the first ridge in the trees. I thought this was a better view of the Pioneer's than from Pioneer cabin! I'll have to ski it in Winter.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Feb 22, 2008 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Snowshoeing in the Pioneers  Sucess!

Nice peak with excellent views. Its one of only a couple peaks in the Pioneers that you can do in winter on a single day outing. Here’s a trip-report and some photos. It was a great day!


boisedoc - Feb 18, 2008 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

great day  Sucess!

great weather for a snowshoe with stupendous views of the Pioneer crest

IdaClimber - Jul 10, 2006 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

Not sure if there is a route.  Sucess!

First climb with the puppy on a mountain. She is a trooper!!!

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Feb 14, 2006 3:16 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2005

Early Season Climb  Sucess!

Great early season climb. Beautiful views on a beautiful day.


IdahoSummits - Jan 3, 2005 10:24 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: December 19th, 2004  Sucess!

Same trip as JeromeClimber and kdonaldson have entered. Great times!


jeromeclimber - Jan 2, 2005 3:47 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: December 19, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with Kevin and Dan. Beautiful day. Great hike any time of year, with good snow conditions. Great view of Hyndman, Old Hyndman, Cobb, and the rest of the Pioneers almost the entire way up


IdahoKid - Jan 2, 2005 10:47 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: May 17th/04  Sucess!

A nice quick hike with beautiful views of the Pios. Careful up there though, a few moose got too close for comfort.


kdonaldson - Jan 2, 2005 12:28 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: December 19, 2004  Sucess!

We were able to get to the starting point with 4 wheel drive. The last mile was not plowed, but had some previous vehicle traffic since the last snow. We broke trail with snowshoes all the way to the summit which took us about 4 hours. We flew down in 1:45 after enjoying the view from the summit. Hiked with Jeromeclimber, and bigdan. Great day!

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