Mount Wilbur Climber's Log

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GlacierCountry - Aug 9, 2019 6:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2019

Second Time  Sucess!

Another great day on the coolest peak in the park. Caught in thunder, graupel, snow, and rain on the descent but fortunately it was brief. Climbed with Cory, Rob, Astrid. Met a GMS group on their descent.


GlacierCountry - Jul 23, 2018 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2018

Favorite Peak despite fall  Sucess!

Group of 4 ahead of us on Thin Man so we were delayed and took some rockfall. Had a late but great summit at 4:20. On the descent got off route for a little while. Then once back on route had one of the rap stations completely fail on a climber. She took a scary fall which could have been hundreds of feet but she ended up falling ~50' and was largely uninjured. Downclimbed in the dark through the night as we were slow. Was a gorgeous night and we had a blast.


GlacierCountry - Jul 23, 2018 1:03 pm

Re: Twice in 10 days

This is now my favorite peak too!


Dansmlgnp - Apr 10, 2018 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2015

Thin Mans  Sucess!

A great Team with Tyler, Kevin, and Ross. All of us were first timers. The day was a bit smokey, but went smoothly.

Climbed again in 2017 on August 20th. the 94th anniversary of its first known ascent by Norman Clyde With Casey and Hannah

Again in 2018 with Cam. The Smoke was so thick you could barley see Iceberg Peak.


ToTheHeights - Feb 13, 2018 10:17 am

Twice in 10 days  Sucess!

08/22/17 - via Thin Man's Pleasure for the Solar Eclipse - w/Julia

08/31/17 - Thin Man's - w/Jaclyn Rushing

Such a fun climb. Many more ascents to come. My favorite Peak in the park thus far!


ssheriff - Aug 4, 2014 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

Wilbur approach & route  Sucess!

To avoid almost all the timber and tall brush on the lower part of the route walk along the Swiftcurrent Pass Trail about 0.5 miles past Redrock Falls and you'll see the best approach (obvious on Google Earth). There are several great bivy sites on the benches holding snow from 6,300'-6,500' with nearby water. When you reach the scree ledge above the diorite band as described by both Edwards and Brunckhorst the Thin Man's Pleasure route is about 50 meters to the right (north) and the hole you squeeze through is obvious. Another few steps north leads to a 3rd class way to the easy squeeze. Most climbers would rate the route as 4th class; some would like a rope for a short (5m) exposed step when crossing to the top of the chimney route after the squeeze. Currently (8/3/2014) there are two good pitons for rappeling Thin Man's chimney.


ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 5:34 pm

Heavy Shield  Sucess!

2009 - w/ George Handuc, Tyler Haasch
2010 - w/ Adam Walker
2011 - w/ Tyler Haasch, Kent Lockman
2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa, Borja L-S, Brennan Hughes

Thin Man's Pleasure Route each time.


RoryKuykendall - Oct 22, 2012 5:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

Chimney Route

Climbed with Ely Behrhorst & Lia Hardy. We were looking for Thin Man's Pleasure but ended up ascending the Chimney Route instead. Luckily, we realized our error and descended via Thin Man's Pleasure. The Chimney Route is pretty dangerous, but the crux moves are secure and the rock is decent. Being on the summit is a religious experience to anyone who is passionate about climbing in GNP. It was a beautiful day.


larch32 - Mar 3, 2012 10:18 pm

Thin  Sucess!

Very pleasurable.


EarMountain - May 25, 2010 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

Mount Wilbur  Sucess!

2006 via Chimney Route with Ron
2006 via Chimney Route with Ron and April
1982 via Thin Man with Bill


pyerger - Jun 17, 2009 9:29 am

thin man  Sucess!

climbed thin mans , a couple of times. Great climb, good rock for the park.


bfrench - Apr 21, 2009 11:37 pm

Thin Man's  Sucess!

Climbed once with BP and once with Katie, KG, and MG.

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mtn ear - Aug 25, 2008 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Shangri La/Thin Man's Pleasure  Sucess!

Mtsurveyor spells it all out, so check his log for details. A fine climb via an interesting approach.


mtsurveyor - Aug 25, 2008 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

The Rocky Mountaineers take on Thin Man's Pleasure  Sucess!

We summited Wilbur during The Rocky Mountaineers 4th annual Glacier Classic (weekend get-away). Seven of us headed up. Six of us reached the summit. We approached Wilbur via Shangri La Lake and Bullhead point. We traversed the entire southeast face on a good goat trail. The weather was great and a good time was had by all. We summited around 3:00 pm and were back at the campground eating burritos by 8:45 pm. Many thanks and kudos to Levi for guiding us up!

Joshua Phillips


sushiman - Mar 28, 2008 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 1998

thin man's pleasure  Sucess!

long day, but WELL worth it. topped out at about 5:30p.m. and had to find our way back to the trail in the dark. some of the best views in the park, with a little bit of steep scrambling to spice it up a bit!


jimegan - Feb 6, 2008 12:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1995

MT WILBUR  Sucess!


Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Aug 28, 2002 3:54 pm

Route Climbed: Thin Man's Pleasure Date Climbed: Summer 1970 & 21 July 1980  Sucess!

Climbed in 1970 with Bill Bishop and in 1980 with Paul Bishop & Jim Spearman.

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