Sphinx Mountain Climber's Log

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Alcas24

Alcas24 - Sep 2, 2007 1:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

Somewhat easier than I expected. The Helmet is a very impressive formation. Maybe another day...

gato

gato - Aug 21, 2007 12:21 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2006

Lowe Direct  Sucess!

Epic alpine route on a huge north face. Only took something like 5 tries to hit the right conditions...

MoabPeakBagger

MoabPeakBagger - Jun 9, 2007 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004

climbed (along with helmet)  Sucess!

Climbed this peak along with the Helmet. Better views from the Sphinx, but more exciting climbing on the Helmet.

Hamilton

Hamilton - May 10, 2007 1:52 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2006

Lowe Direct  Sucess!

Thanks to low snow conditions and fat ice, Garrett Stevens and I managed to climb the complete North Face via the Lowe Direct. It's an incredible route when it's in. Be careful on the approach - I kicked off a small slab avalanche and took a ride before I managed to jump off the moving slab.

b.

b. - Oct 9, 2006 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

No Ice  Sucess!

Looking for early season ice on the north face. Nothing there, so we hiked to the summit. Second time hauling my ice gear up there for nothing.

CBakwin

CBakwin - Dec 1, 2004 4:02 pm

Date Climbed: November, 2004  Sucess!

See iceaxeman's post. Enjoyed the company, this took us about 5 1/4 hours up, but we had packs.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Nov 20, 2004 5:34 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: November 14, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with (3) SP'ers (Freespirit, Rollinred, & Steve Ball). Set-up camp at the saddle, then headed for the summit. Reached the summit at 4:00 p.m., hung around for a few mintues, then made a mad dash for camp before dark hit. Then we enjoyed some hot choclate and star gazing. Once again I had a great time in the Montana mountains.

Steve Ball

Steve Ball - Nov 16, 2004 11:13 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: November 14, 2004

Met Freespirit, Iceaxeman and Rollinred at the trailhead parking area at 9:30 in the morning. They were planning on camping at the saddle. I couldn't camp since I had to get back for school on Monday. Anyway it was a great day for hiking, warm temps for November and blue skies. We got to the saddle an the others set up their camp and I began to head up from the saddle. Instead of going up the gully I decided to go up the ridge directly up from the saddle. I made it to about 9800 ft before turning around because I was short on time. All and all is was a great day in the mountain with some new friends from the summit post.

b.

b. - Nov 16, 2004 1:18 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 1993, 2003  Sucess!

This was the first real mountain that I ever climbed. Great memories and a spectacular climb.

Steve Ball

Steve Ball - Oct 5, 2004 5:07 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: Sept. 25, 2004  Sucess!

Fun Climb, not too hard, except for two massive blisters that I had on both feet. Great day to be on the mountain.

gato

gato - Sep 28, 2004 11:36 am

Route Climbed: Northwest ridge Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!

Tried to climb the main north face ice route to the summit, but the ice was gone! So we turned around and hiked up the ridge to the summit. A great day in the mountains.

jverschuyl

jverschuyl - Sep 27, 2004 1:08 pm

Route Climbed: Gully Date Climbed: 9/25/04  Sucess!

Beautiful views and a fun hike. We could see the Tetons (and most of Southwest Montana) from the summit.

bakcast

bakcast - Sep 27, 2004 11:39 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

Fun climb but crappy conglomerate rock. I suggest staying out of the gully to avoid erosion. I found the best route is on the ridge to the south of the gully.

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