Spirit Mountain Climber's Log

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Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 30, 2012 1:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

12er #7/26  Sucess!

Climbed the south slopes snowfield via Moon Lake and traversed to 12er #8/26 by heading over to Forget Me Not Mountain

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Jul 24, 2007 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 1977

Over the ridge from Beartooth Pass  Sucess!

The long, undulating walk from the pass is a decent way to get to this peak, with no real complications if the weather holds. The most memorable part of our trek was the unwise attempt to camp on the ridge crest at the last pass before Spirit. This led to a blown-away tent and awfully uncomfortable bivvy ...


tacoturner - Mar 16, 2007 5:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2005

Route Climbed: Southwestern ridge from Lonesome Mountain Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Lead by a Forestry Service friend on a cross-country day hike to the Beartooth Plateau. Approached from the Southwest, ate lunch on the shoulder of Lonesome Mountain, hoofed it over to Spirit Mountain for the view of Beartooth Peak... BEAUTIFUL.

Hands down, the best single day of hiking I did all season while being employed in Yellowstone. A far cry from the crowded summits of YNP. I am grateful for the experience.


bakcast - Aug 10, 2006 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

Loooong Plateau

Walked up from Jasper lake. Took longer than we thought it would - that plateau is Long....miles long! Ascended the slopes of 12,115 and crossed over to Spirit. Killer waterfall in the drainage between Spirit and 12,115. Saw many goats.


gato - Jul 21, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Lunar Arete  Sucess!

Was there with b., great day on top-quality beartooth rock. Good exposure, decent gear, and no other parties were highlights of this alpine adventure.


b. - Jul 11, 2006 12:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Lunar Arete  Sucess!

Climbed the Lunar Arete (III 5.7, about 12 pitches) and it felt long and strenuous for the grade. Some of the best rock I've climbed in the beartooths, especially up high. Not a route for the faint of heart, really. I was very happy that the summit was on the way to the descent! 17 hours car to car.


CBakwin - Jul 19, 2005 8:30 pm

Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

From my camp at Frosty Lake, I tried to contour around and reach the summit plateau, but steep snow and being solo persuaded me to instead decend 1,000' to Goat and Sheep Lakes then climb up the west side of the vally to the plateau. From there an easy walk up to the summit. What a spectacular mountain!


joel2lounge - Jan 26, 2005 10:17 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge from Glacier Lake Date Climbed: September 2004  Sucess!

Good day out. Lost a glove by the lake and amazingly found it two weeks later.

mr kieran - Dec 20, 2004 3:57 pm

Route Climbed: West Side Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

Ascended Drop Off Mountain then walked over to Spirit from camp at Albino Lake with friends Ty and Ben. Climbing either of these peaks from the west is a simple, straightforward matter, and an easy way to get great views of the Eastern Beartooths. The flatness of the summits and gentle nature of the west-side slopes tends to disguise the fact that these are truly HUGE peaks.

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