Rising Wolf Mountain Climber's Log

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Kyle Van Vleet - Aug 21, 2021 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2021

South Face  Sucess!

Awesome day. Recent rain and cool weather has knocked out the smoke. Climbed the South face, following Passmore's route description for the first half, then making my own way through class 3-4 rock to the summit ridge. Summit views were incredible. The Continental Divide acted as a dam, holding back a massive reservoir of clouds that flowed over the mountain passes as if they were the spillways. Continued on to Flinsch and Helen.


Dansmlgnp - Nov 20, 2020 9:13 pm

Rising Wolf  Sucess!

In 2014 with Kevin and Adam. Climbed Flinsch, and hiked over to Rising Wolf.

in 2015 with Greg. From Rising wolf I took the ridge to the highpoint above sky lake. Saw a few griz flipping rocks just below the ridgeline.


asmrz - Aug 7, 2019 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2017

Great except for the Grizzly  Sucess!

Penelope and I scrambled up this thing in July 2017 from Dawson Pass and had a rude awakening about 300 feet bellow the summit. Out of nowhere, a large grizzly came over the top toward us. I froze and Pen took pictures. The bear was really close, maybe 40-50 feet and I wasn't very happy. Pen just kept on shooting. He took a look at me and went down away from us.
At the ranger station. people told us that this summit is notorious with bears as they search for larvae under boulders! Found us.
Great summit, for sure...


Peaker - Jul 13, 2018 7:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2018

South Face to West Ridge  Sucess!

Straightforward going up the south face route to the top then a nice three mile walk over to Dawson Pass on the west ridge


ToTheHeights - Feb 13, 2018 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2017

Flinsch and Rising Wolf  Sucess!

6/12/17 w/Ryan Stadheim, Julia Freimannova, Christine Leimberger, Thaddeus Timbrooks

Lots of snow down low, summer conditions up top. Paired with Flinsch.


Pewma - Oct 15, 2013 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012

The wolf!  Sucess!

this is one of my favorite mountains in glacier! I the south face route up and walked down the ridge on the return trip


GlacierDan - Apr 17, 2013 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Rising Wolf  Sucess!

From Dawson. Some great cutworm moth bear digs near the summit.


ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 6:00 pm

Rising Wolf  Sucess!

2011 - w/ Tyler Haasch, Nate Huff

Ascended Rising Wolf via South Slope, also bagged Flinsch Peak and Mt. Helen the same day before descending via Dawson Pass.


WOLFrising - Dec 31, 2012 11:53 pm

The Beast of Two Med  Sucess!

Summer 2012

Climbed with a big Many Glacier group (Colin, Josh, Maria, Cory and his gf) from Dawson Pass both ways. Looooong day, but it was an amazing ridge walk. Views from the pass to the summit were incredible (glaciers and lakes galore). Plus, one more Grizzly run in near the summit!


awhite28 - Dec 17, 2012 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Rising Wolf

Dawson Pass route


larch32 - Mar 3, 2012 10:10 pm

Hangover cure  Sucess!

Great hike with a lot of snow. Slept on top for at least an hour.


RoryKuykendall - Sep 24, 2011 3:18 am

South Face  Sucess!

August 2010

This has got to be the simplest route up this mountain right?. A great climb, beautiful views. I was surprised by how easy it was. Climbed with Ely and Nate, two friends from the Many Glacier Hotel.


FlatheadNative - Aug 28, 2011 12:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Rising Wolf  Sucess!

Climbed with echoguy and Micah T. Then traversed to Flinsch and summited it as well.


GNPgumpy - Jul 21, 2011 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2011

Rising Wolf  Sucess!

My hiking partner didn't show up that morning so I hiked solo up from Dawson Pass. 3/4 of the way to the summit I sat down to look back to see if maybe he just came late and was trailing me. That's when I saw a large grizzly about 150' below me powerfully flipping large boulders looking for something to munch and moving in my direction. Immediately I was on high alert and headed toward the summit a little more briskly, constantly scanning behind and all around. Just before cresting the summit something large moved toward me. It was Rod. Unbeknown to me he had come up the South face and beat me to the top. With a new sense of calm we proceeded on to summit Flinch. The grizzly was not seen again.


distressbark - Jul 25, 2010 2:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

south face variation  Sucess!

Very interesting, enjoyable climb. Hiked for about 2 miles along the north shore of Two Medicine Lake and headed up the massive stream bed that drains the large snowfield beneath Rising Wolf's summit. After reviewing FlatheadNative's route in detail, it is clear that my partner and I ascended an entirely different drainage. Encountered similar terrain to the described route - some bush climbing and lots of class III cliff bands with varying levels of exposure. Ran into a young grizzly bear on the summit; fortunately, the little guy passed around us and ambled down towards the north to forage for moths. Traversed to Dawson Pass and walked up Mount Helen to make for an awesome day in Two Medicine.


EarMountain - May 25, 2010 4:12 pm

Rising Wolf  Sucess!

2001 with April, Ronnie, Bruce, Rhonda and Dennis after summitting Helen.
1977 - First summit with Bill.


TwaMontana - Oct 5, 2009 9:39 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2009

Via Dawson Pass  Sucess!

Climbed solo in early summer.
Young Man Lake was quite the sight from the ridge less than half thawed from winter still full of huge ice bergs.


pyerger - Jul 28, 2009 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1998

perfect day  Sucess!

Climbed a few times, from the south face. Great Climb!


FlatheadJim - Jul 10, 2009 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2001

Rainy, whiteout day

Did not get the same view St Grizzly did. Looked a lot like the view from Great Northern, Robson, Athabasca and a host of other whiteout trips.


bfrench - Apr 21, 2009 11:30 pm

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with SS, and wife Katie. Traverse to Flinsch.

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