Mount Cramer Climber's Log

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derekperc - Jul 24, 2017 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2017

A pleasant Sawtooth climb  Sucess!

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.


Robron234 - Jul 7, 2015 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007

Mount Cramer ascent  Sucess!

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.

andrew david

andrew david - Feb 17, 2013 3:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Priod and Summit  Sucess!

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.


boisedoc - Jul 1, 2012 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

lots of lakes  Sucess!

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


mansfieo - Dec 19, 2010 4:51 am

First Climb  Sucess!

This was my first peak I ever climbed... And probably the first trip on which I didn't complain! Ten years old


Schlekeway - Jan 1, 2010 7:29 pm

Good Views  Sucess!

Climbed last summer with brother.. great rock hopping.


jkuresman - Nov 12, 2009 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009

Boulder Scramble  Sucess!

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.

Idaho Guy - Sep 12, 2007 2:35 pm

Climbed Twice  Sucess!

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.


asmrz - May 17, 2006 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1974

Mount Cramer summit  Sucess!

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.

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Feb 14, 2006 5:03 am

Date Climbed: July of 1999  Sucess!

Awesome views. Did a little more bushwacking than necessary, but it all worked out. Climbed it with my future wife and a close friend.


SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2006 9:36 pm

Route Climbed: scramble from trail Date Climbed: September 4, 2004  Sucess!

Some routefinding after trail run. Very large loose boulders near top 50F Ptly Sunny


IdahoSummits - Feb 9, 2004 11:37 am

Date Climbed: September 9, 2001  Sucess!

Excellent views on a warm fall day with a fresh dusting of snow.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Feb 9, 2004 1:21 am

Route Climbed: West slopes from Hidden Lake Date Climbed: September 14, 1991  Sucess!

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.

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