10/01/18 with Ryan Stadheim
Super fun ascent in winter conditions. Approached from Cut Bank Ranger Station and paired with McClintock on one of the windiest days I've ever experienced in the park.
Pittamaken, Morgan, Flinsch, Dawson. Interesting route finding. Always a pleasure to find even 30 feet of solid rock in Glacier.
near the top, right below a tricky class 3 or 4 move. It was a long hike through Dry Fork/Pitamakin to the pass, but quite worth it for the views of the Nyack. I was very surprised when reading the register how seldom this mountain is summited!
Got to within about 300-400 feet of the top with John Ellis on a cold, windy and white out day. Visibility was too crappy to continue. Nice hike up the valley, kind of long.
Lots of good hucks on the way back.
Agree with the others about rock quality, classic GNP gravel.
Date likely wrong. Scouting around that cliff barrier I found a few promising spots up, but not without rock shoes and a spotter at very least. For descents you'd want rope certainly. I did not cover 100% of the mountain but it is pretty difficult to get to the summit, and the view improves very little from the goat trail and passes. Only for "completists".
With Ronnie Laudati, Denis Twohig, Shirley Twohig, Dennis Bonawitz, April Carr (now Seubert), John Carr, Rick Hanners
Part of Volume two of Climb Glacier National Park research.
One of the most rotten rock mountains I ever climbed...hard to find a hold that wasn't moving!!
Also climbed 7/19/01