Pollock Mountain (MT) Climber's Log

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Kyle Van Vleet

Kyle Van Vleet - Jul 25, 2021 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2021

Trifecta!  Sucess!

Trifecta out of lunch creek. Climbed Pollock second via the Great Cleft; super fun, well marked, route.


CamDole - Jun 27, 2020 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2017

Trio!  Sucess!

Pollock, Bishops Cap, Piegan all reached. Scree from the turnoff the pass trail. Great views of GNP, Garden Wall, and Logan Pass.


GlacierCountry - Jul 23, 2018 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2018

Again, but never tire of this one  Sucess!

Leading a group up for the trifecta


ToTheHeights - Feb 13, 2018 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2017

Four for the Fourth  Sucess!

7/4/17 w/Ryan Stadheim

Piegan, Pollock, Bishop's Cap, and Oberlin for an epic "4 for the 4th." Hauled a grill up Oberlin for a sunset grill out. One of the most memorable days of the summer.


GlacierCountry - Aug 31, 2017 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2017

Windy  Sucess!

Hellacious winds on top. Wanted to do all three peaks but there was no way it would be safe in this wind. Rocks were being blown around. Oh well, got some exercise that day. Oh and Zaw from Mayanmar got to see snow for the first time :)
climbed with meetup.com group All Things Glacier


Wheelbarrow - Jan 21, 2017 1:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2015

Great Cleft Route  Sucess!

This was my first real mountaineering experience and had no idea it would nudge my life to where it is today. What a day it was! We were clouded in at the summit but I'll never forget chucking rocks off as far we could (on the undeveloped EAST side) into the great abyss that was the fog. I remember the feeling of true fascination with everything going on. From climbing up the protected chimney to gaining the summit from a sucky scree slope to sliding a majority of the way down on a massive snowfield and how could I forget slipping while climbing up the waterfall at the beginning and almost DYING on my first ever off trail mountain trek. Best part was, after descending from the summit block, we headed to the west ledge in hopes of a view and within moments the clouds tore apart and sun rays filled the entire valley the Going to the Sun Road follows up to the Garden Wall.


GlacierCountry - Aug 26, 2016 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2016

Fresh snow  Sucess!

Took friends Michela, Joe, and Robert on their first GNP peak. A fresh dusting of snow the night before made it a little wet and slick but not dangerous. Gorgeous weather. My 3rd or 4th summit.


GlacierCountry - Sep 23, 2015 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2015

Second Time  Sucess!

Had to go for Bishops Cap since we got fogged out last time. The views were hampered by thick smoke from regional forest fires but a unique perspective regardless. Climbed with J Hawes


GlacierCountry - Sep 23, 2015 1:13 pm

Re: Great Cleft Route

Good for you. Whoot whoot


jweber42 - Sep 14, 2015 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

Great Cleft Route  Sucess!

Started the climb with a co-worker but he ended it at the Great Cleft. Finished the rest with another climber found en route. A little snow in the cleft but very easy to climb. Super clear and windy at summit. Couldn't have asked for a better day for the views.


Dansmlgnp - Dec 13, 2013 3:07 pm

Pollock   Sucess!

Lunch creek to the cleft, my first Mountaineering experience in GNP. Strong winds prevented an extended summit visit, and literally knocked us both off our feet on the saddle on our return. Snow storms were visibly punishing nearby peaks. With Mike M


MtMtnHiker - Aug 18, 2013 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Pollock via the Cleft  Sucess!

Fun climb with GMS. Started up Lunch Creek and summited via the Great Cleft. Went over to Bishops Cap and down to the Highline trail, Logan Pass and walked the GTS Rd back to Lunch Creek. Good day for a climb in the Park.


GlacierDan - Apr 16, 2013 2:07 pm

Pollock  Sucess!

2010 and 2011


ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 6:18 pm

Pollock Mt.  Sucess!

2009 - w/ Anders Olson in combination with Bishop's Cap
2011 - solo, in combination with Cataract Mt. and Piegan Mt.


DrewWilkerson - Jan 28, 2013 7:09 pm

Pollock  Sucess!

Climbed with Jessie from lunch creek up the great cleft route.


WOLFrising - Jan 1, 2013 12:19 am

A Climb on the Garden Wall  Sucess!

Summer 2012

Peak two of the day with Colin and Jose. We descended Piegan's summit and approached Pollock via the Great Cleft Route. Awesome cleft, quite the squeeze! Once the summit was achieved we took an adventurous route from the saddle between Pollock and Bishops Cap down to the Highline Trail!


awhite28 - Dec 17, 2012 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011


Fun climb through the couloir! So glad Sally ran up the trail to join me!


gnp4me - Sep 7, 2012 9:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2002

Pollock  Sucess!

numerous times times to Pollock and Bishop's Cap. Saw my 1st wolverine here many yrs.ago

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Aug 13, 2012 8:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Great Cleft & N Ridge  Sucess!

11 Aug 2012 with Bob Sihler - descent via the N Ridge then over to Bishops Cap

1 Sept 2004 with Moni Spicker, Ellen Ritt, and Vernon Garner via the Great Cleft Route. We were caught in a short but violent thunder storm on the summit. We sat it out without incident below the top and continued our traverse to Bishops Cap.

3 Aug 2002 solo (alone). Ascended and descended the North Ridge.

4 Aug 1979 with Bob Stephan as part of a traverse of Bishops Cap, Pollock and Piegan Mountains. Ascended the North Ridge and descended the SE Couloir Route - a little hard to find from the top not having come up that way.


larch32 - Mar 3, 2012 10:40 pm

step two  Sucess!

Never found the Great Cleft. First year of climbing in Glacier--I guess I hadn't figured Edwards out yet.

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