North Trapper Peak Climber's Log

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MTfred19 - Aug 30, 2014 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2014

SE Couloir from Gem Lake  Sucess!

We camped the night before at Gem Lake just to spend more time in that pretty little basin. Had a good time routefinding to the peak, and from a little ways down the north side of the Gem Lake saddle, we were even able to find the ledge system that you can traverse over towards the upper basin below N. Trapper, saving us from descending all the way to the bottom of the chute and several hundred feet of vertical. The route up the southeast face was awesome! We went up a little too high in the couloir before backtracking to find the correct exit onto the slabs, and the rest of the way was really exciting as you get higher and higher on this steep mountain. The one little climbing move on the final ridge isn't too hard, but it sure is airy up there on the summit! Too bad the summit register seems to be missing, as I was looking forward to reading some familiar names. I'm really thankful for the route descriptions for this peak, otherwise I might not have even attempted it. Excellent climb!


wiredroach - Oct 12, 2011 3:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1994

Way Back When  Sucess!

Climbed North Trapper in late summer 1994 via the southeast couloir. The crux of this climb is getting to the base of the peak! The hike into the upper cirque was a horrible slog, and the trip back down was just as bad. (We carried full packs and overnighted in the cirque.) The climb of the peak itself was fantastic; it's a fun scramble up the couloir with one short roped pitch that follows a nice dihedral crack. Pleasantly exposed summit ridge, and permanent metal summit register box containing lots of names, including that of the late Alex Lowe. Views were nice despite the muggy, smoky skies.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Sep 5, 2011 8:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

SE Face  Sucess!

Climbed with Moni on a beautiful early Fall day.


figurenine - Nov 1, 2010 1:25 pm

Too much snow

Tried to climb the north face yesterday via trapper creek. Way too much fresh snow and snowing too hard up high. Thinking about returning later this winter when theres better weather and hopefully finding nice compact snow or hard thick ice to climb.


DBachen - Sep 8, 2010 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

SE face route  Sucess!

Short hike in and great non-technical climb. Would highly recommend this route.


mhimber - Sep 10, 2008 1:45 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

smitten  Sucess!

first major climb. a favorite peak with some of my favorite people.


nbasford - Dec 31, 2007 12:10 am

Fun routes  Sucess!

Do it!

alpine climber

alpine climber - Sep 24, 2007 10:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

weather window  Sucess!

June 14, 2008
More snow than two years ago, but perfect weather. Wait for the sun to soften the snow if you don't have crampons.

June 11, 2006
Clouds threatened all day, but didn't drop anything on us. Good day out.

mtn ear

mtn ear - Jun 21, 2007 10:26 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

SE Couloir  Sucess!

Climbed with Mike (thephotohiker) and Nathan (from Salmon). Great climb, fun mountain, with good mixed climbing. Great spring climb to take advantage of snow couloirs.


aintlifegrand - Nov 20, 2006 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2004

Fun peak

Next time, N. Face route!


benjohnson - Oct 28, 2006 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

SE Couloir  Sucess!

Beautiful, fun peak. One of my favorites in the Bitterroots. Quite an arduous day, but well worth it. I'll definitely be back to give some other routes a try.

T Sharp

T Sharp - Oct 27, 2006 4:36 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

Sweet  Sucess!

A really fun day on a great mountain with old and new friends.


Saintgrizzly - Oct 26, 2006 1:58 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

Olbu Southeast Face Route  Sucess!

One of the summer's best climbs, and one of the best ever! North Trapper Peak now takes over top spot in my own personal "Most difficult mountain climbed" list (supplanting the Mission's Gray Wolf Peak--also done this summer--Colorado's Capitol Peak, and several GNP summits). Very, very enjoyable day with Tim Sharp, Mike Hoyt, Meleah Himber, Fred Rhoderick, and Matt Wright. This one has memories...!

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Oct 25, 2006 12:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Nice  Sucess!

Climbed for the second time. This time with Forest Dean (Missoula, MT) and Nathan (Salmon, ID). Weather was close to perfect. My first climb in snow-filled couloirs. Hard work, to be sure.

A party of 6, led by Tim Sharp, had a delightful day traveling to the summit of North Trapper. For me it was perfect!

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