Mount Oberlin Climber's Log

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lonewolf2401 - Nov 15, 2007 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1988

Solo  Sucess!

Nice little hike to spend the afternoon. Fun watching all the cars and tourists below you.

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - May 28, 2007 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

Clements Saddle route  Sucess!

Nice hike with my Dad, brother, and sister from Logan Pass visitor center to Clement Saddle, and from there up the ridge to the summit. Made it to the summit in a little over two hours, with tons of breaks for picture taking. Great terrain and great views from the summit. Round-trip time of a little over four hours. I'd definitely recommend the hike if you visit Logan Pass.

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mountaingazelle - Aug 13, 2006 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Southeast Face  Sucess!

Shortest approach climb from Logan Pass. The views are worth the hike especially of the mountains above Hidden Lake and across the valley.


Gahugafuga - Jul 16, 2006 12:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Scary Downclimb  Sucess!

Did a snowclimb to the Clements saddle area then followed occassional cairns to a cliffed out spot. I didn't feel like locating the next cairn so I scrambled up an easy fifth class face onto the summit plateau. On the way down, I took a guess at where the proper route was and ended up in some chimney that ended up being the freakiest downclimb I've ever encountered. It sounds like there is a way up this thing but I probably prefer the crazy scrambling route. Good summit to scope out skiable lines around Logan Pass.

headinjury - Feb 2, 2006 10:26 pm

Date Climbed: september 2000  Sucess!

great views!


KristinaAL - Dec 8, 2005 12:33 pm

Route Climbed: New Route Date Climbed: July 20, 2005  Sucess!

I've climbed this mountain about 3 times, July 20th 2005 is my most recent climb. I climbed it with my grandmother and father. It's a good first-of-the-season climb. The weather was wonderful, and there are great views.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Aug 9, 2005 8:54 pm

Route Climbed: The new route ????? Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

The Park Service has marked a new trail up the mountain. We summitted on a great Montana summer day. Nice easy half day climb (if you can get a parking spot-go early).


mtnhiker13 - Sep 8, 2004 11:28 pm

Route Climbed: SE Face Date Climbed: 8/31/2004  Sucess!

My first Glacier Park summit - was a nice hike to get acclimated to the Glacier rock and terrain and wind! A short climb maybe 1.5 hours to the summit from the visitor center. Nice views from the top too - reward far exceeds the effort to summit this peak. Climbed with my favorite climbing partner Aaron and his long time cimbing companion Vern. Great day!


Saintgrizzly - Sep 6, 2004 1:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2004

Route Climbed: SW Ridge, then wrapped around south to summit. Date Climbed: August 31, 2004 & August 14, 2006.  Sucess!

One of the easier climbs in GNP (Divide Mountain, in the St. Mary area--and also a nice climb--is another), this was quite enjoyable. Climbed with Aaron Johnson and Ellen Ritt; we followed the newly-laid-down cairns (due to over-use erosion the Park Service is changing the route--don't just head out across the tundra on this mountain!) from the waterfall to the saddle running between Clements and Oberlin, then proceeded up the cliffs toward the Oberlin summit until the winds became so strong (they were wailin' across that saddle!) we thought it dangerous to continue, at which point we cut across the southern upper scree field to the summit. Entire ascent took maybe an hour-and-a-half.

Nice views of the Logan Pass Peaks! Nice day, particularly since it was my first GNP climb with Aaron and Ellen!

Climbed the peak again, this time solo, August 14, 2006. Once again marveled at the magnificent views for such comparatively little time and effort. A great visual introduction to GNP!


Moni - Nov 15, 2003 8:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2015

Route Climbed: Clements Saddle (S Ridge) Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1982  Sucess!

1982: Got weathered off the intended climb, so Fred and I did this one instead.

2015 - Climbed again 30 years later.


Sharon - Jul 24, 2003 11:49 pm

Route Climbed: SE Slope (va Logan Pass Boardwalk) Date Climbed: September 28, 1996  Sucess!

Partner: Steve Reynolds

Fun & easy jaunt. 1,500 ft. elevation gain in the 1.5 hrs to the summit. Patches of fresh snow; waterfalls off the rocky bench. Summit ridge of brick red argillite - beautiful. No evidence of a summit register, but fossils everywhere. Non-technical; used only plastic mtn boots & gaiters. Took crampons & axe but used neither.

My 1st trip to Glacier--unforgettable. My husband has spent many, many days climbing there & had always longed to share the grandeur with me. Grizzly was next to boardwalk the next day.


mike_lindacher - Jul 21, 2003 9:00 pm

Route Climbed: Via Logan Pass Boarwalk (Scree Traverse) Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

The most accessible of Glacier's real-deal peaks, Oberlin is a real treat with limited effort.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Oct 23, 2002 6:54 am

Route Climbed: S Ridge Date Climbed: 17 July 1982 & 5 Sept. 2012

We were always saving Mount Oberlin, the shortest easiest summit climb in Glacier Park, for "one of those days".

The day came on 17 July 1982 - 6 inches of new snow, cold and blustery - summer in Montana!

Climbed with Monica Spicker.

30 years later - did as a side trip on the way to Clements - 5 Sept. 2012 - alone.

23 Jun 2015 with Moni - via S ridge


chef007 - Oct 22, 2002 9:31 pm

Route Climbed: from Logan Pass Date Climbed: july 10 2000  Sucess!

This is a great mountain to climb. The summit provides a breathtaking veiw of Glacier National Park

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