Thompson Peak Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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.


IdahoSummits - Feb 19, 2005 2:31 pm

Route Climbed: South Col Date Climbed: 7/20/2003  Sucess!

Very beautiful area. Lakes, snowfields, and pointed peaks galore. Lots of fish to be caught in the lake at the eastern base of the peak. Expect a class 2 hike to the top with maybe a class 3 move or two at the top. There are several other peaks to be bagged nearby like Mickey's Spire and Mount Carter.


IdahoKid - Nov 1, 2004 11:15 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 22nd/03  Sucess!

This was my first major summit ever accomplished, and now looking back, it probably wasnt the best choice for my first. However, besides the long approach, Thompson Peak offers beautiful views, glacial lakes, and a complete wilderness experience. A truly enjoyable mountain..

PS.. an ice ax and ropes are a must if attempting to summit early in the summer, I sure needed em.

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