Mount Roothaan Climber's Log

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MTfred19 - Jul 13, 2018 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

Interesting Spelling  Sucess!

Guess I forgot to sign this before. Came up from Chimney Creek. It was a very hot day. Summited Roothaan, then walked past Chimney Rock and north along the divide to Silver Dollar Peak. The divide is pretty rough. Ran low on water and decided not to continue to Twin Peaks and Beehive Lakes. Dropped straight down from Silver Dollar back to the Chimney Creek trail. Yeah - don't do that! Awesome mountains, though!

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Aug 15, 2016 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Escaped the Heat  Sucess!

After an aborted climb in the Cascades, went to Spokane to visit a friend and we ended up driving up to this to escape the near 100 degree August heat. Hiked up to the saddle to do some night photography during the Perseid Meteor Shower. Thought the knob on the left was the summit but didn't see the trail around the backside so it was more of a scramble than my dog could handle so we backed off and hiked back down to sleep at the trailhead. In the morning, I went up solo, tagged the false summit and fortunately decided to tag the higher one to the right of the saddle. Apparently, that is the true summit so glad I did. Swarmed by flying ants on top. When I got back down, discovered my dog had torn through the screen on my tent to get out. Ah well. Fun time but a rough road to the trailhead.


SawtoothSean - Aug 17, 2015 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2015

Chimney  Sucess!

Climbed Chimney, so had to go up and over this on way back. To make it interesting went directly up north ridge. Fun little scramble.

charmander - Feb 28, 2013 12:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

Nice day hike, great views!  Sucess!

Great day hike, took my girlfriend and her brother, first alpine experience for either of them! Still a little snow up top in early August.

I've done this one a couple times and definitely recommend it. The only downside is the road, I have a lifted truck on 35" mud tires and I'm glad I did, when I drove up a Subaru wouldn't have made it, the road may have improved by now just be aware of that.


Jakester - Jul 18, 2011 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

Horton Ridge Trail  Sucess!

Tons of snow this season made this July hike a 99% snow slog. Camped on the saddle just below the peak of Roothaan. Scrambled up Roothaan in the morning then hiked the rest of the way to Chimney Rock and climbed it too!


Ridgerunner755 - Jun 28, 2009 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

From Horton Ridge  Sucess!

My german shorthaired pointer and I made the hike from Horton Ridge. Just enough snow around still to keep him cool. Then we hiked the south ridge to the foot of Gunsight Pk., just past Pt. 6,213' on the topo, where there was a pond for my dog to play in. We sidehilled back to the pickup across the southwest face of Roothaan.


wyomtman - Dec 18, 2007 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1996

Great Hike  Sucess!

Hike done with K.C. and Rob back when I lived on Priest Lake, great view!


mountaingazelle - Aug 26, 2007 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2007

West Route  Sucess!

Hiked up the Horton Ridge trail to the saddle below the Mount Roothaan. It was an easy scramble up the boulders. The weather was cold from a storm that had been in the area for a few days. The view of Chimney Rock and the Selkirk Mountains was partially in the clouds.

J Fox

J Fox - Aug 2, 2007 10:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1998

West Route  Sucess!

I climbed this with my brother and father a number of years ago. The highlight of the climb was the close up views of Chimney Rock.


Sharon - Dec 22, 2006 4:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004

Fun scramble  Sucess!

While the hardmen took on Chimney, we lazed around on Roothan. Scrambled up the north side path, then descended a direct line, scrambling down the west ridge. West ridge scramble starts from path directly from notch at top of Horton Ridge & is more fun & direct. Unable to locate a summit register, although one was there several years ago.

Partner: Mishell Blandi Cash.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Sep 7, 2005 9:37 pm

Route Climbed: Horton Ridge trail Date Climbed: Sept. 30th, 2001  Sucess!

Nice little hike but quite the drive from the Spokane area! Beautiful and interesting geology - unlike the volcanic mess I'm used to out west.


montanaboy - Sep 4, 2005 1:36 am

Route Climbed: Horton ridge trail Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

A nice change of pace. Just hung out and watched the climbers on Chimney Rock.


Moni - Aug 15, 2005 5:03 pm

Route Climbed: West Route Date Climbed: summer 1987 +  Sucess!

Have hiked up this several times.


dluders - Aug 14, 2005 10:17 am

Route Climbed: West (Priest Lake) Route Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

I hiked/scrambled up both knobs of Mount Roothaan with six other members of my Scout troop. The views of Chimney Rock and the alpine mountains of the Selkirk Crest were awesome. A cold front had just blown through the evening before, and a light north wind was keeping forest fire smoke away. The weather was perfect (around 60 degrees F. on the summit), with visibilities exceeding 70 miles in all directions. I'm glad that the Scouts had so much fun scrambling on the rocks, and picking huckleberries!

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