Mount Church Climber's Log

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somiaj - Sep 28, 2009 5:02 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Scrambled up to the east ridge near the summit of Donaldson Peak and summited both Church and Donaldson from there. A friend joined me to the pond before the peak and I soloed both summits, putting me at 7 of 9 of the 12,000+. Round trip took about 10 hours.

Beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, though a lot of dust from harvest in the distance. View my photo's here.


mfox79 - Aug 17, 2008 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

Fun Climb  Sucess!

This had to be one of my favorite 12ers fun scrambling and great views. I climbed this one with SPer Manley both summits took about twelve hours.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Jul 7, 2008 1:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

North face snow climb  Sucess!

Hiked in to Lake 9682' the night before, then did a solo climb up Church's north face. It was about 2500' feet of 40-45 degree snow climbing. I'd been daydreaming about this route for a couple years, and it didn't disappoint. Here’s a trip-report and some photos.


zoink - Sep 16, 2007 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Trying to grab all the 12's  Sucess!

Not in near good enough shape. Nothing like taking a step back for every step forward. Became sick and crashed in the saddle. It was a good trip though.


nickkarl - Jul 7, 2007 10:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

Number 5  Sucess!

Climbed with Donaldson. Was a challenging climb, went solo dont think I would recomend that. But it was a great climb.


bhobbs - Mar 20, 2007 4:50 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2007

Where I was Saved  Sucess!

This is where I let go what she took from me, and I was with my friend to do it. Great day!

skunk ape

skunk ape - Feb 26, 2007 11:43 pm

On a Sunday  Sucess!

Fun climb, Did Leatherman, Bad Rock, and Church, Missed Donnaldson, didn't realize it was over 12,000


patascent - Feb 18, 2007 3:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2000

Northeast Face  Sucess!

Fun 35 to 50 degree snow climb to the summit from Lake 9682. Linked it with Donaldson. Regret not linking "No Regret" Peak now, it was right there.


SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2006 9:47 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 14, 2002  Sucess!

Done with Donaldson- nice scramble once out of the lower creek valley


punk_rocker333 - Apr 30, 2005 8:38 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Climbed this one on a hot July day. It was a good hike. Probably the toughest 12,000 footer in Idaho.


brendon - Dec 16, 2004 10:50 pm

Route Climbed: East ridge. Date Climbed: Aug 2001  Sucess!

We were planning on climbing Brieitenbach but went up the wrong canyon. Oh well. We are older and wiser now, as far as the Lost Rivers go.


IdahoSummits - May 7, 2004 3:21 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 7/4/2004  Sucess!

I had a bad day on this one, with an early wake up and bad luck with crumbly handholds, several near accidents, and slow pace. Also ascended Donaldson Peak while we were up there.


IdahoClimber - Feb 3, 2004 10:50 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 29, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed as my second peak in the 9 summits record. Overcast day, that kept the heat away but elminated great views. Linked it with Donaldson before calling it a early day.

Positioned smack dab in the middle of all the peaks, the views to do not disappoint.

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