Gave up the day before trying to find the trail and correct approach on Decker Peak and ended up at Hellroaring Lake. Next day we hiked to Imogene Lake and then up the slabs among the wonderful lakes and waterfalls. Route info is a bit vague but just head to the big ridge on the right and not the orange short ridge coming down from the summit. Tippy and loose boulders near the summit but it works. Oh, and don't try going cross country back to the trail to Hellroaring from the summit, there is a big chasm/valley. Best to head back to Lake Imogene and find the trail you came in on.
Climbed via the standard Hell Roaring approach. It's certainly a long way, but by Sawtooth standards this is a very easy ascent: no hellacious bushwacking, no route-finding challenges, and no sketchy loose or steep terrain. I'd say this route could even be considered upper class 2. The only scrambling I did was above the lake at 8680', but I don't think it was required. The waterfalls I followed above that lake were one of the highlights my day. The only real challenge I faced was crossing the second stream encountered after leaving the trail.
Unfortunately a register was nowhere to be found. I left a pen inside a gatorade bottle, so the next climber with some paper can get us back on track.
Beautiful! My first backpacking trip in Idaho! Went with Jon and Ben (friend of Jon's). We took Ben's truck up to the trailhead (for trail to Hell's Roaring Lake), and it was bumpy! Camped at Hell's Roaring Lake the night before, on a bog! Then hiked to Imogene Lake (I was amazed at it's beauty), Profile Lake, and Lucille Lake where it was incredibly blue and clear. Jon and Ben swam in Lucille, and we all summited Mt Cramer above the lake.
Went with 2 friends and meant to do many peaks in the area but Cramer took a whole day on its own from Hell Roaring Lake. A great little route find though, passing a half dozen pristine lakes with no traffic near. Priod Lake is a must see and we refilled on water there. The boulder hop to the summit was tedious but the views are inspiring and on the whole it made for a tiring but excellent full and varied day.
this is a pretty long day hike even from the upper trailhead. There is no longer a ford required from the upper trailhead and you no longer have to purchase a parking pass. There are free wilderness passes at the trailhead
This was my first peak I ever climbed... And probably the first trip on which I didn't complain! Ten years old
Climbed last summer with brother.. great rock hopping.
Scrambled up during a four day one way trip through the Sawtooths. We could see much of the rest of our route from on top.
Climbed in the summer with the dog in about 2002 on a beautiful day that turned into a raging thunderstorm. Then again with the wife and dog in October, 2004 - after a very cold night bracketed by a snowstorm the day before we climbed and again after we descended to Imogene Lake. A great summit - many lakes and peaks to be seen.
Hiked to the summit in August of 1974 with my ex wife Evelyn. We were on a month long backpacking trip through Sawtooths and White Clouds and bagged several summits in both ranges.
Awesome views. Did a little more bushwacking than necessary, but it all worked out. Climbed it with my future wife and a close friend.
Some routefinding after trail run. Very large loose boulders near top 50F Ptly Sunny
Excellent views on a warm fall day with a fresh dusting of snow.
This climb was part of my only Sawtooth Wilderness backpack trip. We did a loop, starting at Yellow Belly TH, hiked to Toxaway Lake and camped there, hiked to Hidden Lake and climbed Cramer, camping again at Toxaway, then hiked south to Alice Lake, climbing Snowyside Peak on the way, then hiked out to the TH on Pettit Lake. The weather is iffy for the Cramer climb, but improved for the remainder of the trip. My slides unfortunately suffered from a rather hideous red shift, so I've mostly unsuccessful at getting the scans to look good.