Chose the wrong cliffs on one go around. Easy fix to go back up the correct route to the right ones. Well worth the slog through the scree.
My first peak in Glacier NP. Great access from hidden lake trailhead at Logan Pass, needed routefinding for the whole mountain- found some sketchy class 3+ areas that made me clinch my cheeks, but a great hike with incredible views of the whole park area.
Standard route, though we cut off trail up a couloir and through the scree fields a bit. Was extremely windy and cold at summit, but great views. Was able to see all six of the 10,000+ peaks in the park.
6/24/18 W/Ethan Meide and Kevin Eassa
North Face goat trail is glorious. Inversion of the clouds made for unbelievable views the whole morning. Loved every minute of it.
A gorgeous day with an inversion west of the Continental Divide and clouds pouring down into the valleys east of the Divide. Unreal. What happened to all the summit registers?
7/7/17 w/Ryan Stadheim
7/25/17 w/Ryan Stadheim, Cory Martin, Adam Stadheim
- paired with Dragon's Tail
8/26/17 w/Brandon Horoho
4 Aug 2017 - 50th Anniversary ascent of N Face & E Couloir with Moni Spicker.
My favorite climb in the park.
15 Aug 2012 N Face & E Couloir - alone
25 Aug 2010 SW Ridge with Moni Spicker
29 Aug 1990 N Face & E Couloir with Moni and Tanya Spicker
11 Aug 1979 N Face & E Couloir - alone
Summer 1971 N Face & E Couloir with Bill, Peter, and Paul Bishop
Summer 1967 N Face & E Couloir with Bob Lambeth and Greg Albertson
If I had recommend one hike to do in GNP it would be this or Iceberg Notch. Great stuff right in the heart of the park. Doing this mountain is a great reminder how amazing and magical the goat trails are in Glacier.
I had a limited amount of time and started hiking 1/2 hour before the sunrise. Reached the summit in 2 hours via the south slopes scramble. This was a fun scramble! Highly recommended. I was above the wildfire which had the east side of the going-to-the-sun road closed. There was smoke around Logan Pass but the high peaks were clear.
A little white knuckles for an old coot like me, but an amazing summit. Too bad forest fires obscured views. On the way, saw a herd of 12 male Bighorn Sheep and a very, very rare sighting of a Wolverine.
Arguably the best bang-for-your-buck climb I've found in the park. It's an easy couple hours to the top, and the views are top-notch before you even leave the parking lot. Minimal exposure, enjoyable scrambling.
Climbed this mountain several times. One of those ones that ya just gotta show friends the top of the world view from up there. Watched the sunset from up there once and came back in the dark. An amazing experience.
After getting weathered out on Mount Brown, 200' from the summit, I had to find a mountain in Glacier to get on top of. Reynolds was a perfect introduction, as many folks will confirm. The day was cloudy, 55 degrees, with no wind (even on top!). Climbing the standard route was fun, especially after the 8 or so foot direct climb to gain the cliff section. After taking the obligatory summit photos and a quick nap (momentarily forgetting where I was upon waking up), I scree-surfed down to the saddle. I'm truly in love with Glacier National Park, if I wasn't already!
Good Job Jules!!
Great climb for a beginner. Definitely recommend. The views are amazing at the top.
I read that Reynolds was a good starter mountain for Glacier. I kept a swift pace (but no jogging) to try to beat the clouds. I was amazed when I made it from parking lot to summit in 90 minutes. Such an amazing summit for so little work! The occasional cairns made route-finding pretty straightforward.
With Maddie and her 60 year old dad, Harlan. We all did Piegan and Pollock the day before, and he climbed Grinnell solo the next day! Took the Grand Tour Route. The north face is truly an experience! Fun scree run down.
All the parameters of this mountain are moderate, which made it an extremely fun climb. Short, quick, and entertaining. We were in the clouds the entire day and there was 2-3 inches of snow near the top which made route finding a little difficult, but the route is HEAVILY cairned.
The one thing I would add to the route description is, as soon you round the southwest ridge to the southwest face you will see a cairn at the base of a chute. If you climb up through the chute, it will point you directly at the location to climb the lower cliffs on the mountain to get up to the talus slope.
Saw 6 mountain goats on the hiker's trail.
Late August of 2012, on my first visit to GNP. With Mike M and Andrew
Nice hike. Met a goat on the summit. Walked right passed us.