Mike Zach and I finally made it to the top. This was my 2nd attempt this year and Mike's 5th overall. Great conditions and the scree wasn't as bad as we thought it would be except just below the false summit where it was terrible. Exactly a year ago today Mike, Zach and I climbed Breitenbach.
Very steep and direct mountain. Terrible scree pile in gully though. Took about 1,000 vert ft of good snow in gully. Then left to SE ridge. Main summit ridge was very exhilerating being so narrow with a knife-edge crest of snow going to the high point. Amazing.
still plenty of snow in the Supergully and up high. However, the snow was all rotten making for some tedious going.
First trip into the Lost River's. It was everything as advertised.
Thanks to Glacier National Park and all of it's loose, cruddy rock which prepared me well for this outing.
The scree skiing was second only to Goat Mountain in GNP.
Had a great climb. Met a new climbing partner and enjoyed all the mountain had to offer. Would have liked to hit the second summit but I just didn't have the energy. This was my second 12'er, with any luck I will finish all of them this decade!
The 12er goal thing never appealed to me until I had just 2 left, so I made a gonzo dash for the LRR after dropping off my son at school and scurried up Super Gulley and enjoyed the windless summit ridge. The Super Gulley had 1200 feet of soft, but still good snow left. New large Ice Sickles in the canyon started falling off and crashing around me during the climb- they were gone by the descent.
Superman a.k.a. Skunk Ape flew in out of dark places and dragged my can up to high places. That man...was awesome!
Nice but long hike in from Dry Creek. camped in meadows and hit it in the morning.
Great route up the Gully with hard stable snow...certainly beats the talus.
Had good weather all day. Great climb up the Super Gully. The bottom and top of the gully were dry but the middle was still full of snow. Lots of loose rock below the top of the ridge. Awesome views in all directions from the summit. Going down the steep scree made for a fast descent.
Had perfect conditions for a snow climb, can’t imagine doing this peak later in the summer with all that scree. We were able to glissade down nearly 2000 vertical feet of super gully in just a couple minutes. It was a blast. Here’s a write up and some photos.
I climbed Lost River Peak with my father a few years ago. Slow going up, but skied all the way down!!!
skied the super gully in good conditions. avalanche debris made for rough turns in the middle section. but overall a great run.
My Last 12er. Walked up the very loose Super Gulley. The descent was the funnest part. Scree skiing heaven!
First climb using crampons and ice axe. Beautiful day, hard snow, awesome route!
Started out in the gulch to the west of super gully trying to reach the summit of Britenbach. We ended up cliffing out, and traversed across the base and up the gully. Encountered snow, but had our axes.
Was a pyscho day. Cold, windy, hot, snowy, sunny.
Summited out in the early afternoon, had lunch and then began the traverse across towards Britenbach. Had to backtrack several times, and when we finally made it out it was about 9 pm and we still had to drive back to Boise.
Great climb with my girlfriend and my buddy Nate see the trip report.