The Grand Traverse Climber's Log

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chicagotransplant - Aug 13, 2018 8:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2015

Twice  Sucess!

8/30/15: With Rachael, continued on to Valhalla Peak as well.
8/12/18: With Rachael and Scot, continued on to PT 12485 as well.


benners - Aug 15, 2011 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Awesome Traverse  Sucess!

Found there to be some sections greater than class 4 in difficulty near the midpoint of the traverse. All in all a fun route with great views. Link it up using the Bighorn and Deluge drainaged, then car shuttle it.

ripper333 - Aug 23, 2009 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

grand tr  Sucess!

started rock creek TH wit intention of ending up traversing complete ridge to
red peak and out gore trail to buffalo cabin... completed rock creek up over keller, grand traverse continue following ridge to saddle overlooking deluge (bivy) day 2 coupla of hours on ridge brought us to drop off with sliver of ridge leading into a
maze of crumbling towers that lead to silverthorne... retreated to gore lake out buffalo cabin...

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Sep 8, 2008 10:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

The Grand Traverse  Sucess!

What an amazing route! The scrambling encountered on the Grand Traverse is so solid and quality from start to finish. My roommate Dan and I had perfect September weather without a could in the sky, we only had a little bit of wind to deal with. Top 5 climbs.


Niederbayer - Aug 16, 2008 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008

Grand Travers

Dark clouds convinced me to skip the summit of Grand Traverse Peak and climb down to Bighorn Valley

Dark clouds turned out to be a hail/rain storm from Vail all the way to Denver

Crux was actually really not that hard - the 2nd gendarme after the crux offered a more thrilling downclimb

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Aug 13, 2008 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

1 1/4 Traverse  Sucess!

I believe we established a new route up a series of gulleys, cliffs, and talus slopes. This took us a bit longer than anticipated and we hit the ridge about 15 minutes to the right of North Traverse. Fortunately, we had great weather. The route-finding was my favorite part of this arduous journey.


heather14 - Aug 13, 2008 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Grand Traverse & a 1/4  Sucess!

Somehow ended up climbing up a gully that topped out about 15 mins from N. Traverse, so we ended up repeating a part of the traverse. It was a fun traverse, but the hike out was hard on the knees.


Kiefer - Aug 25, 2007 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007

Snowy traverse  Sucess!

It snowed the previous night and stayed cold all morning under a shy sun. Made the ridge run more interesting though! We hit all but 1 of the gendarmes. Made for a more exciting day. Scrambled this with SarahT. (Thompson)
Definitely recommend this one for more experienced folks!

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Jun 2, 2006 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2004

A Pair of Casey's  Sucess!

Summited with my boy Casey Reed. We tore it up but skipped three of the gendarmes. I shall return and bag those three when the time comes. Descended via steep scree running back into the Bighorn Creek Valley before I knew any better.

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