Mount Temple Climber's Log

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Pbuelow - Aug 2, 2019 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014

Temple  Sucess!

It was fun, make sure you wear a helmet for falling rocks from other climbers. It’s not a hike, so if you are a beginner don’t do this one. Bring a day pack with layers of clothing. We saw a few people very under prepared wearing just a shorts and sports bra and flip flops at the summit at dusk. I’ll bet they got really uncomfortable on the way down.

Youliana - Oct 28, 2018 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2018

Temple  Sucess!

The crux of the trip is to arrive early enough to get a parking on Morraine lake. 6 AM is almost late.
Gorgeous day otherwise, easy to bag summit via the West side/ridge.


cougarbait - Feb 13, 2018 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2017

Successful Climb in Late August  Sucess!

Air was a little thin at the summit


ZakG - Jan 22, 2018 12:03 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

What View?  Sucess!

It was clear the day before and the day after. The day of the climb it was snowing heavily and 24F on the summit. Oh well. Maybe I'll make it back someday.

Joshabrink - Oct 8, 2017 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2017

Late snow

Had a a great time attempting Mount Temple. For a couple of Floridians to tackle this without appropriate gear in June with a late snow melt, we gave it a good shot, but did not summit. We will definitely be back. Absolutely gorgeous and fun climb. Made a short movie about the climb. Enjoy!


triyoda - Sep 4, 2017 2:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2017

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Nice trails, even on the scree.


SarahThompson - Aug 27, 2017 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2017

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the East Ridge which was one of the best mountaineering routes I've ever done! Swapped leads w/ Dom on the Big Step, soloed the rest. 13 hours RT.

Grinder - Jul 7, 2017 12:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2000

Temple of doom  Sucess!

Headed out to the hills to find something to do....My "friend" ended up at Mt. Temple. I begrudgingly followed. ALL I rememeber is hating him, not having nearly enough water, and sleeping on the way home.


climber46 - Oct 24, 2016 6:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2015

Great straightforward scramble  Sucess!

Hiked with my family and other hikers to treeline to maintain the 4-person minimum party size. Then I hiked to the summit and my family hiked back down with other hikers. The scrambling was relatively easy compared to some places like the Maroon Bells. I was feeling really good and despite no acclimatization time, I easily reached the 11,600 foot summit. It was 2.5 hours from the pass to the summit and much less time going down. There were plenty of other hikers on the way down to once again form minimum parties of four hikers. There was a reported grizzly bear sighting that day near the trail, so it is wise to adhere to the 4-person minimum party size below the treeline.


NNourian - Oct 10, 2016 9:03 pm

The jewel of the valley

Climbed this on a clear summer day with two childhood buds. An incredible peak, and surprisingly accessible (i.e. very little technical skill required). It simply took my breath away but that may be the +11,000' altitude


Judd97 - Aug 11, 2016 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2016

Incredible  Sucess!

Absolutely incredible. We made the summit despite the poor weather forecast; it actually turned out to be a very nice day with just scattered showers and no lightning storms. No views at the top except a huge cornice and no visible boundary between it and the white fog. Amazing mountain in an amazing setting.


mike_lindacher - Aug 27, 2015 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2015

Temple  Sucess!

Absolutely outstanding views and a solid, solid day. Even if it is the "tourist route". Views down across Larch Valley into the Ten Peaks are unforgettable.

stiefenk - Aug 21, 2015 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2013

Long but beautiful day  Sucess!

Took the southwest ridge. Love the view from the top!

Super Dave

Super Dave - Aug 18, 2015 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2015

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Fun climb up the standard route. Beautiful approach, and a little route finding made for a fun day. Plenty of loose rock and other climbers, so a helmet is recommended. Made good time and summited in just over 3 hours, so decided to climb Eiffel too. Trip Report


seano - Aug 17, 2014 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014

Standard route  Sucess!

Originally intending to do Deltaform and maybe some other stuff, I was put off by the Mandatory Bear Closure sign and formed a temporary Polish-Russian-Ukranian-American alliance to fend off bears and rangers to attempt the standard route in the clouds. I (of course) managed to get off-route, incurring a scree-slog to the south ridge, then a scramble up that to the summit. Trip report.


beean - Aug 15, 2014 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

Normal Route  Sucess!

Hiked up the normal route. Could see all the way to (I think) Assiniboine.


mjp20k - Jul 21, 2014 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Standard route blitz  Sucess!

Loads of fun on a perfect day


Nefsek - Sep 2, 2013 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

East Ridge  Sucess!

Conquered the East Ridge beast. What a day...


rockrat2 - Aug 26, 2013 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

SW ridge scramble  Sucess!

Last minute climb on our last day in the area. Fun way to end an amazing climbing trip, fun scramble, loose stuff but for the area not so bad. Perfect weather!


stepho - Aug 5, 2013 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2013

Sunny Day  Sucess!

Started the hike at 5:30 AM and had great weather the whole way. Route was entirely clear of snow and dry.

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