Knobtop Mountain Climber's Log

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JesseSumrak - Aug 11, 2019 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2019

Tops Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed Flattop, Ptarmigan, Notchtop, Knobtop, and Gabletop. Due to weather, we decided to descend down Tourmaline Gorge. Bit of a scramble getting down with loose footing, but we made our way through the brush and hit Odessa Lake before the rain came down. Made our way back to Bear Lake Trail Head. Great outing!


BKiser90 - Aug 10, 2019 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2019

The Tops Traverse  Sucess!

Flattop, Ptarmigan, Notchtop, Knobtop, Gabletop all on a cloudy morning with my friend Jesse Sumrak.. Left Bear Lake trailhead at 5:00 a.m. The sunrise was stunning. There was no wind but lots of overcast. We descended down Tourmaline Gorge. We used the big chute that is just west of Gabletop. Near Tourmaline Lake we climbed the little ridge just south of the lake and traversed over to the other small drainage in the gorge. Eventually we found some cairns but they were not that helpful. Popped out on the west side of Odessa Lake and made our way back to the trail and to Bear Lake. The rain started coming down while we were at Odessa around 9: 30/10:00. It rained the whole way back to Bear Lake. We were soaked.


jfulcher - May 14, 2013 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

via flattop  Sucess!

can't remember the exact date.


mountaingazelle - Sep 9, 2012 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

Knobtop  Sucess!

We did a traverse of Flattop, Ptarmigan Point, Notchtop, Knobtop, and Gabletop. We started from Bear Lake and descended through Tourmaline Gorge to Odessa Lake and then to Fern Lake trailhead.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Aug 21, 2012 11:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012

East Face from Little Matterhorn  Sucess!

We climbed this after Little Matterhorn, accessing the east face from the west end of Little Matterhorn's ridge. Although it looks dicey, there is a Class 3 route.


wmolland - Jul 16, 2012 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012

4 peak day from Tourmaline Gorge  Sucess!

Second of 4 from Odessa Lake. Fun tundra tramp up high!


CSUMarmot - Aug 1, 2010 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Worth It  Sucess!

At only 7 or so feet higher than Flattop, why bother? Because its a named destination of course!


woodsxc - Feb 3, 2009 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008

Backpacking lunch break  Sucess!

Dropped our packs and brought our lunches up to the top. Fun scramble, beautiful views.


coljayms - Oct 31, 2008 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2004

Do'in the Tops  Sucess!

So many Tops. I liked this one best because the bolders formation you climb up to get to the peak resemble an egyptian pyramid.

KAmmerman - Jul 14, 2008 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

One last peak ...  Sucess!

After Flattop and Ptarmigan Pt, I meant to climb Knobtop but missed it and ended up climbing Sprague Mtn. So I hit Knobtop on the way back to Flattop.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jul 10, 2008 10:29 am

Nice morning on bighorn flats  Sucess!

Hit Flattop, Ptarmigan Point, the unsummit-that's-higher-than-the-real-summit on Notchtop, and Knobtop one fine morning. As smudge says on the main page, "it makes for a nice day spent above the trees along a beautiful stretch of tundra along the divide!"


Kiefer - May 1, 2007 11:49 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2007

From Flattop  Sucess!

Since the descent off the flats to access Notchtop was too corniced to provide anything safe, I went back and shoed to this summit. Nothing too spectacular. Continued all the way around and completed a huge loop of Bighorn Flats before climbing half-way up Hallet Peak. At this point, the snow was like regurgitated mashed taters, so I said "screw this" and headed back down. Any descent down Tyndall Glacier would have been roulette.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - May 7, 2006 12:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1988

From Gabletop  Sucess!

Total ascents = 3. One of the more unique summits in The Park.


NanitaD - Mar 9, 2006 5:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 1995

From Notchtop  Sucess!

We climbed Notchtop then went up 5.10 on dirt to the divide and over to Knobtop and Gabletop.


jennakate - Sep 30, 2005 9:57 pm

Route Climbed: traversed from Flattop Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

The mountain has a very descriptive name because the top is exactly as it sounds.


ahansen54 - Sep 5, 2005 7:22 pm

Route Climbed: Odessa Lake to Divide Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!

Fun summit with SP'er jhansen007.


smudge - Nov 4, 2004 7:12 pm

Route Climbed: flattop trail Date Climbed: October 5, 2004  Sucess!

Fun final "scramble" to the summit...and great views of the Bighorn Flats.

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