Notchtop Mountain Climber's Log

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BLong - Sep 13, 2017 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2015

Spiral Route with Relief Train  Sucess!

Great moderate alpine route in RMNP! I added some further description under the Spiral Route page.


SarahThompson - Aug 2, 2015 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Awesome summit  Sucess!

8/3/08 - Via the Spiral Route, which was fantastic. Very exposed finish to the summit! Roped up for the short but intimidating traverse on the descent.

8/1/15 - Via the South Ridge. Simulclimbed first few pitches to the start of the business. After that I led odd pitches and Dom led evens. Got way off route at the end and did a licheny finish somewhere on the west face. Scrambled off. Very fun cimbing on awesome rock.


MattK - Feb 10, 2015 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

Spiral Route  Sucess!

Fun day.


wmolland - Sep 10, 2013 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2013

Spiral Route  Sucess!

Not a whole lot of technical climbing on this route but it's fun! And it's a short hike from the trailhead.


jfulcher - May 14, 2013 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010


At the time, I thought the summit was on the divide.

Brian C

Brian C - Jul 12, 2012 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

Spiral Route  Sucess!

Climbed with John and combined with the mornin' finish, Ptarmigan Point, Flattop and Hallet. Great day.


Kruck - Aug 9, 2011 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

Great peak  Sucess!

Possibly my favorite in the park. In every season.


JoeyBagoDonuts - Jul 14, 2010 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

Awesome views  Sucess!

The view of Longs framed perfectly in the notch is something I won't soon forget.


shanahan96 - Jul 3, 2010 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

controlled spiral  Sucess!

climbed the spiral route with the mornin' finish(5.7) w/A.J. the rain storm the previous night had us worried, but the sun was out this morning providing us with excellent climbing. all the instructions say the route is 5.4 yet we didn't bother sticking to the path of least resistance leading us through some interesting, and fun, pitches. the crux on mornin' is exhilarating to say the least, and the position is spectacular!



coljayms - Oct 31, 2008 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004

Crusing the Flats  Sucess!

Several tops and Sprague made for a really long day


jwclimbs - Nov 28, 2007 2:01 am Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2007

East Face Ice  Sucess!

East Face in perfect AI/WI conditions! Sweet Climb!

Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke - Nov 15, 2007 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2007

East Face Primo Alpine Ice  Sucess!

Full Value alpine classic in RMNP with Tim "The Bulldozer" Pearl who "plowed" through the deep stuff for hours up top like some super-human Super Slog Maestro!!! Great "thunker" ice pitches. Highly recommend!

Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - Nov 14, 2007 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2007

East Face Rules  Sucess!

What a route in prime alpine condition! Couldn't help but share it now that I've seen it. With Jim C. Descended south via Flattop.


brandon - Jan 5, 2007 9:33 pm

some 5.8 route

fun stuff, removed a couple scary rap stations on the descent.


miztflip - Aug 24, 2006 1:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006

Spiral to the Divide  Sucess!

My wife and I took advantage of the great weather today. We climbed the Spiral Route, traversed to the divide and peak bagged along the divide before returning via Flattop trail to Bear Lake.
The Spiral route was fun and easy. It made for a great outing in an outstanding setting. We roped for two pitches and found the rock to be solid. The hanging meadow was an awesome place for a snack. We had intended to finish with mornin' but someone else was on it. The traverse to the saddle was a breeze (not sure what all the fuss is about) and we finished on a great ledge leading to the divide.


tdoughty - Aug 14, 2006 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

SE Gulley  Sucess!

Chinook winds kept us from the sprial. We did traverse out from the top of the gulley 5 pitches to the summit. Then climbed to the divide walked south to flatop mt. and descended via its trail. nice day's outing with P. Dowdy and C. Sanford


heather14 - Aug 6, 2006 4:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Southeast Gully  Sucess!

Took the easy route today...would love to try the Spiral someday!


Andy - Jun 27, 2006 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Spiral Route  Sucess!

Had a great time on The Spiral Route - fun climbing in a spectacular setting. The summit was one of the cooler ones I've been on - definitely worth the effort to scramble up to it from the notch.


smudge - Jun 26, 2006 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Spiral  Sucess!

Great route and a great summit!

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 7, 2006 2:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 1988

Spiral Route  Sucess!

Total ascents = 2. Great summit !!!

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