Nice December day out with shknbke.
Just missed a calendar winter summit on this one, but it was a rare almost bluebird Dec day! We started from French Gulch and enjoyed a nice track and left it before the east side of the nw ridge got too steep. The snow is very unstable right now as we heard many whumps and saw some shooting cracks along the ridge crest. The steep talus wasn't too loose as it was frozen together well. Added Mineral Hill on the way out for a sweet day!
Climbed with the "usual suspects" and enjoyed an excellent day
Wife, dog and I via the east ridge. Fun little snow "knife" edge at the end. Great hike.
Fun, fast hike. I'd like to try this one in winter.
This time of year is always funny. We were freazing our rumps off on this mountain, then by the time we get to Denver, people are walking around in short sleeve shorts and we've got the windows down. I was pleasantly surprised at how much snow was on Guyot, esp. given how dry the Front Range is this year. What a wonderful, bluebird day! Partners: Dave "Mountain Demon's" CMC trip.
All the usual cohorts were busy, so it turned into a nice solo day in the hills. I couldn't have asked for a nicer day in Feb...barely any wind, sunny....I'm still suprised by the lack of snow up high.
Fun wintry day. Snow wasnt too deep and winds were manageable. Views from top spectacular.
Climbed with Shanahan96 and Jamie Nellis from French Creek. As Jamie said, it took longer than expected but I think we were just enjoying being out and taking some long leisurely breaks to enjoy the day!
climbed the northwest ridge with jamie and mike. bluebird day with the sun beating down upon us, and a bearable wind most of the time! route took us alot longer than expected as the group seemed to be moving in slow motion. enjoyable day nonetheless.
Fun easy half day hike solo ... VERY windy! Some loose talus.
Flawless day...bushwacked up the Northwest Ridge dirtectly to the summit ridge. Encountered some bulletproof snow near the top, but nothing snowshoes or crampons couldn't get up. Also, lots of rock exposed if those were (for some ungodly reason) not within your possession.
My brother Paul, Ben and I followed the summer bike path from French Creek, gained the North Ridge and took it to the summit. It was a perfect day on a great trail. Found some great areas for backcountry skiing. There was also a huge avalanche debris field at the base of the mountian.
my last climb of that year, nice climb, great view - icecold wind
Perfect day of climbing - the mountain was great - little windy on top but the summit cairn blocked most of it!
Great day, short sleeve weather all the way to the summit. Guyot is a beautiful mountain which you can often have to yourself.
Skied about 100' from the summit.
An interesting way of getting to the top of Guyot, making for a longer hike than the standard Georgia Pass route if you have the time.
Parked at the last crossing of Michigan Creek at the base of Georgia Pass.
Bushwacked to the lower lake, then bushwacked again to the upper tarn beneath the dramatic South ridge of Guyot (see photo dated August 2005).
The SE ridge is a nice, direct, 1800' jaunt from the tarn to the summit. Unfortunately, the weather chased me off the ridge just below the top at the false summit. A very fun, solitary hike nonetheless.
I looked at this mountain a hundred times from Highway 285 before heading to the summit. From Georgia Pass, it was a short rocky scramble. There was a small cornice at the top of the ridge that made for some great photos. I'll be back in the winter some day.
Great route once you gain the ridge. In an attempt to avoid private property, I found myself on less than favorable terrain. The scree slope was about 1500 vertical and continually got steeper and more loose. That stuff defies gravity somehow.