The Watchman Climber's Log

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wannabepeakbagger - Oct 23, 2020 8:59 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2020

Nice easy walk  Sucess!

Nice walk up to the fire lookout. Probably my favorite lake views from my trip to the park were actually from the Watchman or the base of the Watchman.


SkiValdez - Aug 22, 2018 7:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2018

Crater Lake 7 Summits on the rim proper  Sucess!

Climbed as part of our 7 summits on the rim proper. Started with a double of Garfield Peak and Applegate, followed by a double of The Watchman and Hillman Peak, then Llao Rock, CloudCap, and Dutton Cliffs as singular climbs in the same day.

Watchman is very straightforward with a nice large wide trail all the way to the top. Nice views from around the lookout tower.

Check out our video here:


gimpilator - Oct 7, 2016 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2016

12 peaks in 2 days  Sucess!

A solo trip which I started with Misery Ridge at Smith Rock. From there I stopped for a hike up Black Butte on my way to Crater Lake. At the lake I hiked up the 5 primary peaklets around the lake and a few minor ones before driving to Yamsay Mountain for the final hike. See the trip report.


chicagotransplant - Sep 26, 2016 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2016

West Rim Duo  Sucess!

My nephew and I climbed Watchman and Hillman in the morning on our way out after a couple of days in the Park. This was the best weather day and we were sad to leave, but had to get back to PDX.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Sep 5, 2016 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2016

Brrrr  Sucess!

Chilly 20 degree morning. Thankfully the sun was merciful on us as we hiked to the top. Neat morning views about 8 am.


Wallylongridge - Sep 4, 2015 11:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2015

Lookout Tower  Sucess!

Lookout Tower is still in use.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jun 30, 2015 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2015

Nice Quick Hike  Sucess! a great viewpoint. Thanks to my daughter Hannah, who consented to this detour after our horseback ride.


EastKing - Sep 28, 2014 12:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2014

Great light hike with excellent views  Sucess!

Great light evening hike with excellent views of Carter Lake and surrounding areas.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Sep 18, 2014 10:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014

Nice hike, great view  Sucess!

What a place!


mastercoog - Jul 29, 2014 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

Did on PCT hike  Sucess!

Did on PCT hike. Got up there for sunrise. Great view point.


mountaingazelle - Nov 20, 2013 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2005

Watchman  Sucess!

Went to the Watchman and other points during a trip to Crater Lake.


locke456 - Oct 8, 2013 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2013

First Trip To Crater Lake  Sucess!

Nice hike up to the top. Was hoping to hit Hillman Peak too, but ran out of time.

Might try to snowshoe out to the Watchman once the park opens back up...


Curtissimo - Aug 16, 2013 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

with the whole fam damily  Sucess!

Nice walk up to watch the sunset and look down on next day's destination: Wizard Island.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 30, 2013 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

North Slope  Sucess!

Still snow covered, so monkeyed straight up the middle of the north slope, caught the last few feet of the trail. What a viewpoint!


ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 11:35 pm

The Watchman  Sucess!

Spring 2011 - w/ Tyler Haasch


wildanessX - Jul 29, 2012 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

Easy Hike  Sucess!

Nice, easy hike. Still a good amount of snow.


hiway99w - Aug 21, 2010 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010

The Watchman  Sucess!

Easy hike, the historic lookout on top is pretty cool.


cp0915 - Mar 26, 2010 12:53 pm

The Watchman  Sucess!

Climbed this a couple years again in June.


SKI - Dec 30, 2009 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2009

Excellent in the snow  Sucess!

Way cool in the winter! Very icy west-facing slopes. Weird ice formations about the trees


cdog - Dec 22, 2008 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2003

winter scramble  Sucess!

had a nice backpacking/snowshoe trip with my girlfriend into CLNP. Experienced a January heat wave, and scrambled up The Watchman in single layers. Spectacular views from the summit! Great winter goal.

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