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...
Straightforward going up the south face route to the top then a nice three mile walk over to Dawson Pass on the west ridge
6/12/17 w/Ryan Stadheim, Julia Freimannova, Christine Leimberger, Thaddeus Timbrooks
Lots of snow down low, summer conditions up top. Paired with Flinsch.
this is one of my favorite mountains in glacier! I the south face route up and walked down the ridge on the return trip
From Dawson. Some great cutworm moth bear digs near the summit.
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.
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!
Dawson Pass route
Great hike with a lot of snow. Slept on top for at least an hour.
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.
Climbed with echoguy and Micah T. Then traversed to Flinsch and summited it as well.
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.
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.
2001 with April, Ronnie, Bruce, Rhonda and Dennis after summitting Helen.
1977 - First summit with Bill.
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.
Climbed a few times, from the south face. Great Climb!
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.
Climbed with SS, and wife Katie. Traverse to Flinsch.
CLIMBED WITH VERN INGRAHAM AND JACK KLOVSTAD OF WHITEFISH, MT FROM FOOT OF TWO MED LAKE
Another great climb in Glacier National Park. Impressive mountain - big!