Tempest Mountain Climber's Log

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BrackenVSpencer - Jul 18, 2018 10:56 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2018

Tired Granite but...  Sucess!

Were gunning for Granite but conditions kept us to only topping Tempest.


GlacierCountry - Jul 26, 2016 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2016

2nd summit  Sucess!

Went with Grant and Brandon from Wisconsin, also buddy Joe and daughter Taylor. Grant is doing all 50 state high points at age 65. This trip is number 45 on his list. He inspired us all :)


GlacierCountry - Aug 9, 2014 12:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2014

Bonus  Sucess!

Our base camp was right at the base of Tempest so we ran up there quickly after dinner. Nice perspective of Granite from there. Climbed with Dustin the night before summiting Granite. Gorgeous weather

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 30, 2012 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

12er #10/26  Sucess!

Climbed the west ridge from the saddle between it and Granite Peak. Went to climb Granite Peak that same day.


idahomtnhigh - Jan 6, 2011 1:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2008

Bail out Plan  Sucess!

We started from Avalanche Lake headed for the summit of Granite. We got to the saddle between Granite and Tempest when the conditions got bad so we bailed over to Tempest. After snapping a few photos we returned to the trailhead. All in all a great trip.


SarahThompson - Aug 19, 2009 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

From Froze-To-Death Plateau  Sucess!

Made the quick and easy ascent from camp on Froze-To-Death Plateau in the afternoon after setting up camp. Nice views.


shknbke - Aug 19, 2009 10:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

from FTD high camp/north ridge  Sucess!

Took the E. Rosebud approach (great trail) to FTD plateau then over FTM mountain. Setup camp at one of the lower shelters at 11640'. Quick boulder hop from the standard route of Granite and nice views. Worth the side trip.


grabbs146 - Aug 12, 2009 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

great views all around  Sucess!

rock'n climb!! this was a great climb for me because this was the first summit log I signed ever. All other climbs the log was missing or no pen or pencil.


iceworm - Mar 12, 2008 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2008

Second Place  Sucess!

settled for second best on our way to Granite. We had 3 consecutive days of amazing weather on the approach...no wonder on the night of the 3rd day we got hit with 35-50mph winds. the following morning the winds were still persistent on our summit push. We made it to the Tempest-Granite saddle by 5:30am only to see darkness consuming the beartooth plateau just to our south west. we scrambled directly from the saddle to the summit of tempest and high tailed it back to the truck, tail between our legs, in one day. Better luck next winter...


nbasford - Dec 31, 2007 12:32 am

Have a dinner view  Sucess!



granitepeaker - Jul 25, 2007 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2007

Great Views  Sucess!

Always a nice way to enjoy the sunset after dinner at GP Base Camp. Wonderful weather provided for splendid views. Make sure to sign the summit log because there wasn't one on GP summit.


VincePoore - Aug 24, 2006 2:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Fun Way to Pass the Time  Sucess!

I arrived at Granite high camp right around noon and watched via binocs 2 groups of 3 summit and leave. By the time I walked up to Tempest, I was able to view one of the groups setting up their last rappel above snow bridge.

Climbed again 2012-07-01 - 13 hours car to car. I just wanted something easy to take advantage of my free Sunday on a weekend of gorgeous weather.


Tbacon251 - May 24, 2006 6:17 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

Froze to Death!  Sucess!

We were attempting Granite Peak on May 20th but had to settle for Tempest due to the nasty snow conditions on Granite Peak. Great Views from the top.


shabba - Aug 25, 2005 2:17 am

Route Climbed: Froze-To-Death Plateau Date Climbed: August 23, 2005  Sucess!

We figured that since we got up granite, we might as well tag tempest the same day just for the sake of saying we climbed two peaks in one day.


granitepeaker - Aug 24, 2005 9:42 pm

Route Climbed: F2D Plateau Date Climbed: July 8th, 2004  Sucess!

Nice easy walk from Granite Peak Base Camp on F2D Plateau.

~Jason Maehl


granitegrabber - Oct 20, 2004 12:21 am

Route Climbed: Froze-to-Death Plateau Date Climbed: August 2, 2003  Sucess!

We left the West Rosebud Trailhead at 7:30 am and topped out at about 1:30 in the afternoon. After hanging out on the summit and officially deciding we needed to climb Granite the next week, we headed toward the Granite-Tempest saddle, glissaded down Granite Glacier, and headed out Huckleberry Creek. We were back at the trailhead around 8:00. There wasn't a cloud in the sky all day.


pintlerpro - Aug 15, 2004 5:19 pm

Route Climbed: Standard from Phantom Creek trailhead Date Climbed: August 14

We started from the Phantom Creek trailhead at 0500 in the morning. We left the trail and then headed up towards Froze To Deaths Mountain's South East Face by the huge waterfalls, we did the steep snow couloir on the South East Face up to the Ridge and Plataeu, then we stashed our technical gear. My buddy pooped out at 11,800 feet and I went on up the the summit. Made it back to the trailhead 0100 hours.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jul 7, 2003 6:23 pm

Route Climbed: Froze-to-Death Plateau Date Climbed: July 3, 2003  Sucess!

This was actually an attempt on Granite Peak but I got altitude sickness along the way and we camped in the middle of FTD Plateau instead of near the saddle of Granite and Tempest. Next morning I was fine but my buddy, Bill, was sick. We hiked to near the saddle but Bill could not go further so he sat while I ran up Tempest. Great views and fun despite not bagging Granite.

As I lay at our campsite, a few chipmunks would come and nibble on my arms, apparently mistaking me for dead. :- ) Lots of marmots visited our camp as well and saw many goats on the Plateau. Weather stayed a range over from us until we hiked out so we had our weather window for Granite. Maybe next time. Did enjoy a great hike with a great friend though.

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