Sawtooth Mountain Climber's Log

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Jerry L

Jerry L - Sep 2, 2012 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

did it  Sucess!

Climbed to top of two of the spires including the highest.


ericwillhite - Oct 15, 2011 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2011

Bushwhack, level 9  Sucess!

To reach the highest point without rope and gear, you have to take the trail to the far northeast side of the mountain where it is dropping down a ridge. Then climb up and to the east a bit through some really bad brush. A faint climbers trail exists but few use it. You come out on the ridge to the east of the highpoint. Then it is a exposed class 3 scramble 40 feet to the summit. Room for one person in a interesting little cove. No register but there should be. Map and pics at

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 30, 2005 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2005

Route Climbed: Sawtooth Mountain Trail Date Climbed: October 30, 2005  Sucess!

10/30/05-Hmm, not sure if I got the right summit. Snow from the trailhead, was about knee deep on the summit ridge. Groveled up a chimney, that didn't work, found it easier on the back side. May have to go back when it's snow free to tag all three summit spires.

10/4/15-Was it really 10 years ago I was here. Finally went back on a stellar Autumn day with my dog. Secured her to a tree while I got up and summitted the correct spire. Don't think I got there 10 years ago but it was a fun, easy scramble this time on dry rock. You never feel super exposed, just fun weaving in and out and climbing up the chimney. Saw where I needed to go this time and tagged it. Went down the north side and looped back on the PCT and then hit a lake afterwards so my dog could have some fun too.


mandrake - Sep 12, 2005 3:13 am

Route Climbed: Sawtooth Mtn Trail Date Climbed: Sept 11, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed and explored the full ridge of Sawtooth. Would have liked to have stay longer and check out the east ridge (looks like it goes out to an interesting overlook, but it's a bit thrashy getting out there), but incoming weather forced us to curtail the day's activities.

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