Thompson Peak Climber's Log

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MaverickMerk

MaverickMerk - Jun 12, 2013 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Thompson Peak via South Couloir  Sucess!

Spent the night in the hanging meadow with access to a nice little creek. Incredible views of the range from the summit, and some of the best glissading on the way back down. Still the most beautiful climb I have ever been on.

DrGranola

DrGranola - Aug 16, 2012 11:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2012

Long Day From Redfish  Sucess!

Beautiful high lakes on the way up. I should have started earlier to go up the other peaks in the area.

markthejock

markthejock - Feb 18, 2012 7:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

West Crack?  Sucess!

Unsure if we were on the right line but it felt about right for the grade. Whichever route it was, the rock was surprisingly solid!

mfox79

mfox79 - Sep 26, 2011 9:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

willams lake trail  Sucess!

This was my first scramble in the Sawtooths and it almost shot me down. one of the most scenic places in the state! we started off at 7:15 at a balmey 22 degrees and cut off the trail and followed the ridge. the alpine cirque was amazing and the exposure off the face was incredible. we found the trail on the way back down. all and all a long day but worth every minute of it. I will be back to climb more in this region.

idpeakgirl

idpeakgirl - Jul 20, 2011 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

From Fishhook Creek  Sucess!

A really enjoyable and mostly straightforward climb. Thompson may be the highest in the Sawtooths, but also seems like it might be one of the easiest from this standard route - great training for harder peaks. And gorgeous views!

ALM4400 - Jul 16, 2011 8:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

Sawtooth Trifecta  Sucess!

Good time in the hills

mansfieo

mansfieo - Dec 19, 2010 5:01 am

Great welcome back present  Sucess!

Got back from tramping in NZ and decided to climb this the week after I got back. Idaho Mountains can't be beat.

reboyles

reboyles - Sep 5, 2010 11:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

SW/S Couloir  Sucess!

Gord, Mike and I climbed the SW and S Couloirs on a perfect September day. It's been over 30 years since the 3 of us have climbed together in the Sawtooths so this trip was special for all of us. We mistaken climbed the SW couloir and tagged the north summit and then descended and went a little further south to the S couloir after not wanting to do the short but exposed traverse to the main summit.

CreekRyno

CreekRyno - Mar 12, 2010 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

From Goat Lake  Sucess!

Climbed standard route from Goat Lake with 2 others. Ive seen all kinds of views but some are unparallelled - this is one of them. More spiritual than what I expected. Judging from the entries in the peak-log, I think others felt the same. Climb on.

Schlekeway

Schlekeway - Jan 1, 2010 7:27 pm

Great Day  Sucess!

Climbed from Redfish trailhead with dad; fantasic views of Stanley and into the interior of Sawtooths.

SawtoothExplorer

SawtoothExplorer - Dec 29, 2008 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008

Awesome Views  Sucess!

The views are awesome. I didn't see anyone once I broke off of the trail to head up to the Thompson cirque. Blue skies and big smiles all day long. Well until I had to hike all the way back to the truck.

zoink

zoink - Sep 29, 2008 5:01 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

South Couloir  Sucess!

Took three tries to find the class 3 up. Beautiful weather, nice little hill.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Sep 11, 2006 4:42 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Good hike  Sucess!

Nice hike although there was a storm on the way down. A little hazy from the forest fires. Surprised to see persistant snowfields this late in the year. The final 5 feet to the true summit is a bit airy.

IdaClimber - Aug 18, 2006 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2005

Standard Route  Sucess!

Done, a long day with strong wind but well worth it.

summitlovinaddict

summitlovinaddict - Jun 19, 2006 2:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2005

Route Climbed: Southwest Couloir: Climbed September 5, 2005  Sucess!

Great Scramble! My buddy and I made our way up the west slope into the couloir, and made a few moves to reach the top. Weather was superb and the views of course were awesome. Thompson is a great peak.

SawtoothSean

SawtoothSean - Mar 10, 2006 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1997

Good scramble  Sucess!

The first time was via the standard route up the west side after the scramble up from Redfish Lake. Following the climbers trail that runs between Williams and Thompson, the hike is pretty straight-forward. The second time was part of a Williams-Thompson-Mickeys-Carter-Limbert speed circuit day with descent down the trailess valley south of Thompson.

awilsondc

awilsondc - Mar 6, 2006 7:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2004

Route Climbed: S Couloir via W face: August 22, 2004  Sucess!

Acessed the area via Goat Lake and spent the night just south of Lake 8865. In the morning my friend and I began the ascent looking for a fun and challenging route up. I decided to spiral my way up the west face to the upper portion of the S couloir while my buddy took a more vertical route and wound up on top of the false summit. Fortuneatly he was able to make his way down and over to the real peak. As he was approaching the summit, I pulled out my digital camera to take some pictures and...... the batteries were dead. :( Besides that dissapointment, a very fun climb!

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Feb 14, 2006 5:01 am

The Biggest Sawtooth, Climbed in July of 2000  Sucess!

Took the Southwest Couloir route. The whole hike was tremendous. Made the climb with 3 fellow camp counselors from LHBC. Almost turned back when we found a dead mountain goat near the upper lake. We figured if the mountain goat couldn't survive on its own terrain, who were we to think we could make it to the top.

sprosseda

sprosseda - Jan 26, 2006 4:22 pm

Route Climbed: Alpine way - SW couloir Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

Very nice mountain, it has it all. Nice trail through forest, meadows, alpine basins. Beautiful lake and xc up to short but steep snowy headwall. Craggy summit block with awesome views of jagged Sawtooth range. View S is blocked a little by neighbor Mickeys Spire. Boot axe belayed my unconfident partner with a small rope coming down the headwall.

ren

ren - Sep 17, 2005 6:01 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Couloir Date Climbed: Sept. 14, '05  Sucess!

I mistakenly took the southwest route thinking it was the wide gully I needed to be in. Almost backed out when I saw the 5.2 with the exposure on both sides. I found the South Couloir after I reached the summit. Duh.... Beautiful area. Did Borah Peak on the 12th so this was a great topping.

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