Yes a glorius adventure and a super easy approach make this one of Glacier's most popular. It is despite the angle in pictures, a walk, or practically a swim up loose scree, but not a climb, unless you deviate from the standard route. Can be climbed with impressive but wearying Dragon's Tail. Like all Glacier Peaks, you will feel so far above the rest of the world you never want to come down, and the shots of Bearhat across Hidden Lake will make you drool to climb Bearhat. Of the two, Bearhat is harder, more fun, and offers better photography, though both are great. But snapping Reynolds and that incredible horn shape from Bearhat trumps anything Reynolds can offer. They are not doable in the same day.
Also a couple other times this summer. The view is one of the best bangs for your buck.
Wonderful day of swirling clouds. Spent two hours on the summit spinning, watching the views change.
Third time to the top for me, and fifth trip overall. Did the standard route and had forgotten how terrible the scree is going up to the summit cliffs. I'd rather risk the North Face traverse again.... Great summit views with intermittent wisps of cloud blowing up from the St. Mary valley. No better place to be!
With Noelle, a former GNP backcountry Ranger. This was her first peak bagged in the park!
The Grand Tour Route with GMS. The north face ledge was fun. Next time the north face and east couloir.
Climbed solo, was late and partner left ahead of me. Met up with him at summit. Knocked helmet off summit, took a 500ft fall and only got scratches. Climbed shortly after 3 surgeries so it was a little overwhelming but a good first post-op outing.
Great climb with clouds topping out just above the summit. Couldn't see a thing but still got a sunburn.
Another fun one. I got some great pictures at the top of me with really shaggy hair because it was my first summer living in Glacier and I couldn't figure out where to get a haircut. I was also really fat.
With Red after Dragon's Tail
My first Glacier peak, and I met Dan who asked me if I was comfortable with Class IV prior to heading up the gully. We made it but was that quite the rush going up the east couloir.
Not sure which route we used, went up to the saddle, around the back side to the wide gully and around to the talus slope on the other side. Climbed with Smiley, Mark, Beth and Marlene. Easy climb but lots of loose scree.
I've climbed Reynolds 4 times to the top, and twice not quite. I have done the north face goat trail traverse, and it's spectacular and scary. Classic mountain.
Most recently August 25, 2013
I got a bit off-route due to thick clouds and fog (ended up ascending the southeast slope), but went back down the southwest slope the right way. Although short, the scrambling at the top was awesome (quite exposed, but still class 3), and the views around Logan Pass were top-notch. See "Northern Rockies Trip" trip report for details.
A couple times in 2001
A very fun climb. Highly recommend this route over the southwest talus route. Much less slog and more fun scrambling.
I did this climb on a calm and perfect day with my wife and her best friend; I was hoping for a little more climbing and exposure, but it is a great summit!
Fun hike from the pass. Trip report
2009 with Bruce and Kathy (North Face Diagonal)
2004 with Ron on the foggy day that saw the passing of J. Gordon Edwards. (North Face Diagonal)
2003 with John (North Face Diagonal)
2001 with GMS (North Face Diagonal)
1977 with Bill (SW Talus)
I wouldn't have suspected that a route this easy exists judging by Mt Reynold's formidable appearance. Thank you Edwards.