Took a trip to the park to visit some friends. I kept up with Sean and X while climbing, but dang I hadn't laid a boot on trail at all that summer until that day. The legs were not my friend the next day.
Climbed this as a back up plan and wasn't sure what to expect. The climbing was incredibly fun and the views are amazing. Possibly the best of grinnell glacier in the park.
Climbed this beast again with my son - Brendan, his friend - Tanner and John V. We were above the clouds all day and enjoyed seeing the peaks sticking out above the clouds.
4/11/17 w/Ryan Stadheim
Gould - Haystack - Swiftcurrent
3 years ago had no visibility so went back to get the view. With @montanalex and @emilyhallemily for their first summit of Gould
My buddy from Vegas climbed this 33 years ago when he was 18 working in the park. He wanted to do it again so we did. Was really cold, foggy, windy. Views were horrible :(
2009 with Chaisson and D'Angelo
2009 - w/ large group, including Natalie Savage on her 21st birthday.
2010 - w/ large group
Both times via Haystack Creek route
Not only one of the best views in Glacier, but in all of North America. I can't speak for the world having not travelled it. Stunning. Though the climb up was brutal. Clouds swirled around me and I got rained on some in retreat after the summit. Hard to find a route, but almost any can be invented past a little band of white rock. The view down to Grinnell Mountain and its lake and Glacier is jaw-dropping. And storms far off were bombing Iceberg Peak and Mt Merritt to black shadow shapes. Below Angel's Landing looks like a tiny hill, but don't be fooled- that is one of the best views in the park too of a thousand foot ribbon of a waterfall from Grinnell Lake. Check my images soon and I will show you why to climb this one.
Climbed with Dad after summiting mt siyeh the day before. What a great weekend! Also climbed in August 2011 with fellow lake McDonald lodge employees.
This one mentally unlocked for me what was possible in Glacier. We climbed the day after it snowed. Nothing but bluebird skies and snowcapped peaks. BLOWN AWAY by the views.
Loved the views from the summit, but not fond of the climb, way to much loose stuff. Probably my least favorite of all the mountains in the Logan Pass area.
Climbed with a group of seven park employees. One ranger, four boat captains, and houseman, and a bellboy (me). Beautiful weather. We climbed to Gem Glacier from the Highline trail, which was spectacular. Unfortunately, the NW ridge route was blocked by snow. So, we traversed east until we reached a suitable spot to ascend the west face. After seven hours, we reached the top, and it was absolutely beautiful.
Always heard the views from Gould were nice...but I was still blown away! Climbed with Keith Sweith and Jeff Street, on a gorgeous July day in 2k11. Perfect snowbank on the summit ridge for a lunch shelter!
Great climb. Excellent view of Grinnell Glacier. Definitely exhausting. Climbed with Dan from MN, my official 2011 climbing partner.
climbed the west face in june of 1998. lots of wet slides and cornices. also have climbed the north ridge from gem glacier meadows...now thats more like it!
Outstanding views form the top, even with clouds draping the upper reaches of the tallest surrounding peaks. Interesting route, LOTS OF CAIRNS! Seems like everyone who climbs thinks his way is the best. Thought the rock was particularly crumbly, but we never encountered anything worse than class III and had no real problems attaining the summit.
Up from Hi-line trail. Views are one of the best in the park so far for me!
2002 with GMS
1977 with Bill
Climbed from the south side.