Climbed with pops a few years ago.
Climbed after mile-long ridge walk from Crowfeet Mountain. The ridge walk is fantastic. I lived at Many Glacier all summer and really had no idea that Kennedy Lake was hiding back there! Watched three groups of mountain goats scramble across the nearly sheer 2,000 foot eastern face of Crowfeet; as if I needed any more reasons to further appreciate these magnificent animals...
Also climbed on July 15, 2009. Ascended via the impressive South Couloir. Wonderful rock formations all around, including some mesmerizingly large piece of ancient rippled sea floor. We ascended directly up the large scree slope for the last 1,000 feet or so, and had to deal with crumbly class III cliffs en route to the summit. Returned via the same route.
Also climbed on June 28, 2010 via South Ridge. Far and away the most enjoyable ascent route! Solid footing, very little scree slogging. Somewhere around 1/2 way up the ridge, a large cliff is encountered, but a spectacular goat trail leads to the west and utilizes an easy break. From there, regained the ridge and more or less a walk up from there. Descended via the South Couloir to marvel at the amazing cascades and rock formations.
Fourth time up on June 15, 2013. Ascended the South Ridge, then traversed over to Crowfeet Mountain before descending to Ptarmigan Lake.
And a fifth time on July 11, 2013. Ascended South Ridge, descended South Couloir. I will never tire of spending time on this incredible mountain. Of all the peaks in the Many Glacier area, this very well may be my favorite.
CLIMBED WITH OTHG AFTER DOING APPEKUNNY MTN
6/27/96 EARLY SEASON CLIMB WITH OTHG
7/4/99 GMS WEEK CLIMB
7/21/2000 CLIMBED WITH GMS LED BY DENIS AND SHIRLEY TWOWIG CONTINUING OVER APIKUNI MTN
Please forgive this 20 year old summit post. This was my wife and I's first summit together. The accessibility and nearness to Swiftcurrent cabins will tempt the less experienced, which included myself 20 years ago. The route up the south couloir through the red cliffs was not 'obvious' (see referenced guidebook) to us - but we struggled up to the spectacular top. But our inexperienced eyes were even more clueless the way down - and we had a terrifying descent from ledge to ledge down the cliffs. This was the first time I ever wanted to kiss the level earth when we finished. So if you are a new hiker, don't underestimate this wonderful mountain. Do it - but follow the route shown in this site.
We made it to the top but the winds were incredible that day. We had planned to head to Crowfeet Mountain and do the traverse but we went down instead using the same route on the return.
Climbed with Fred and Moni Spicker. There was still enough snow in the couloir's upper reaches they gave me crampon/ice axe lessons, slowing our ascent, but the lessons were worth it! Then traversed over to Crowfeet, making a long day, but a GOOD day. Views from the top are Glacier Park wonderful!
Climbed with Vernon Garner and Moni. A cool blustery day with great views. Descent to Henkel - Crowfeet col, then to the top of Crowfeet and down to Ptarmigan Trail.