nice climb, a little weird with snow on that traverse of the face. Encountered a pissed off goat with its young on the narrow trail and pulled the bear spray, but didn't need to use it, we opted to downclimb around it (hoping it wouldn't charge us at the moment of exposure).
In Kalispell with an afternoon to spare- why not head up to Logan Pass? Why not climb Reynolds? Quick trip- RT in 3 hours from parking lot. Met GMS current president Steve Smith at summit.
Climbed up from Logan Pass and traversed the ledge all the way around the peak. Then ascended some class 3-4 on the SE Ridge. A nice tour around the Mt. Good views
I had to climb Reynolds Mountain after seeing it during my first trip to Glacier NP. The approach was shorter than I thought it would be. Great mountain climb. It was a cloudy day and a rain storm eventually caught up with us on the way down.
The climbing route, but not the approach, was snow-free all the way except for a small and easily bypassed patch on the north face; a storm hit just seconds before I made the summit, so I hit the cairn and then pretty much ran off the peak, taking the SW Talus Slopes route back. I had it all to myself, some bighorn sheep, and some mountain goats the entire time.
Climbed it with my dad
We didn't want to risk the more exposed parts and had a hard time following directions found in "A climbers guide to Glacier National Park" so it was up to my dad to find a route. It ended up taking quite a while. We were hit with a hailstorm minutes before starting our decent. The view is well worth it.
Really fun and short climb. Went solo and round trip was only a few hours. Traverse of north face was easy but super exposed. Climbed a slightly harder variation of the couloir, scaling a low 5th class face before traversing into the couloir. Great views and had summit to myself.
Climbed over Labor Day Weekend 2005. Had the summit too ourselves for the 45 minutes we were there. A helicopter tour flew around the mountain while we were on top.
This was a pretty neat climb with a bit of exposure. We saw a bunch of mountain goats and got some great photos. We weren't too careful watching our way up and got a little lost on the way down. We finally found our way out after about a 1/2 hour of searching.
A classic climb, and what fun!
This was done as part of the Glacier Mountaineering Society (GMS) Mountaineering Week activities, with all climbs on this day being in the Logan Pass area, and timed so as to summit between noon and 1 PM, in honor of the late J. Gordon Edwards. Among the other climbs at this time were the nearby peaks of Clements Mountain, and Pollock Mountain/Bishops Cap. It was thrilling to be on our climb, and able at the same time to see others in the GMS working the way up THEIR mountains! We on Reynolds were doubly blessed by the company of Jane Edwards, J. Gordon Edwards' daughter, who accompanied us, because, as she said, the North Face traverse of Reynolds had always been one of her father's favorite climbs. Classy lady!
The climb is a masterpiece, having everything one could want without becoming so technical (in good weather) as to require ropes. Crossing the north face the exposure certainly gets one's attention, and even before that cliffs must be scaled (taking great care not to trigger falling rocks on those below youhelmets would not be unreasonable) to reach the diagonal, then the diagonal takes you...up and away across the north face...and round the east shoulder...and up again, to the summit! Whew! Great stuff!
The only downer that day was a cold wind on top, with a rapidly moving rain storm coming in—meaning we didn't stay on top long—but the descent on this mountain, with scree helping out, is quick, so even with cold wind and rain (amazingly, no lightning!) chasing us the first half of the way down it went quickly.
A classic climb! Great, great day!
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Summited again a year later with Aaron & Ellen. Stupidly missed the couloir (uh...I was leading), so we ascended the standard south face scree slope.
Spent a fair amount of time in the cliffs above the great talus slopes route finding. Cairns were a great help, but took some searching out. The Kalispell crew - Mike, Joe, Andy, Quinn, and a couple others joined me on top and we enjoyed some lunch and then teamed up for a leisurely descent.
With Jeff Stark and Paul Bishop.
Climbed again 1990 with Fred and Tanya Spicker (Tanya was 10 years old at the time).
Climbed with Fred August 4, 2017 as a 50th anniversary celebration of Fred's first climb of this mountain as well as first summit in Glacier Park!