Reattempted this one after failure two years ago and finally made it! We decided to avoid driving the Jeep road entirely, cross Bear Creek on foot, and walk up the road not even a quarter of a mile before turning off on an unmarked spur road hairpinning up to the start of the east ridge. From there, it's a fairly simple bushwhack - not too much deadfall or brush, some very steep slopes though. We opted not to follow the east ridge straight to the summit (it became slow-looking class 3) and instead cut up the gully between the east and south ridges (not fun). Great views from the top, clearest it's been in ages, and a wonderful perspective on so many familiar peaks! Left some extra pages in the register too. Followed the pleasant south ridge partway down before trying to cut east and ended up in a very tedious and unpleasant gully. Finally reached the road and walked the three miles back to Bear Creek Transfer Camp, enjoying the beautiful fall foliage en route. 11 miles / 4200' or so gain.
Attempted this one over Labor Day weekend in 2018 as a good spot to escape the crowds in more well-known areas. Camped at the lovely Bear Creek Transfer Camp (road was perfectly passenger-car-friendly up until this point) and tackled the Jeep road to the Tip Top Mine trailhead in a Tacoma the next morning. Took 45+ minutes to drive less than 5 miles, it's that bad! (On the plus side, we saw a moose.)
Followed the trail up to the saddle and made the mistake of following it down into the valley...definitely no good way up to Two Point's west ridge from there. Got back up to the saddle, made it as far as Point 9641 on Class 2/3 terrain, realized how far we still had to go, and decided to call it. (One person in our group got anxious about the loose rocks and turned back before then.) Still great views of the Sawtooths and great fun being in such a rarely-traveled area, but a bummer not to summit! I'd try the south slopes instead were I to go back, looked steeper but would eliminate the time-consuming west ridge. Someday!
Climb the peak with my mountain climbing dog. Since I don't have a nice truck and the water was really high from the late spring run off, I camped at the South Fork / Bear Creek confluence and walked the road up to Goat Creek. From there I headed up the the South Ridge and followed it to the top. I hit snow shortly before making it to the ridge (about 8500 feet) and walked on top of the snow all the way to the summit. It was a nice sunny day and a great view of the Sawtooths covered in snow. From the top I shot down the SE face sliding down the snow and angled into Bear Creek to walk back to camp. I wasn't able to find the summit register but have plenty of photos. It was a wonderful view to get a 360 of many of the major Idaho mountains, and the view of the white clouds and castle peak was unexpected. My photos of the trip can be found at http://zensites.net/pic/album.php?id=74
the south slopes are a nice straightfoward, albeit steep route. If you drive up Bear Creek, it is a pretty short outing. I would suggest at least high clearance for the Bear Creek Rd. The jeep trail up Goat Creek is fairly hardcore and I would want a second 4WD with me before I would try it. Surprisingly few people seem to venture up this peak at least based on the number of entries in the summit register
This was a pretty fun climb. I started out at the goat creek/bear creek intersection. I followed goat creek up for quite a ways then started to ascend up to the SE ridge. Once on the SE ridge it was a fairly easy scramble to the top. There wasnt too much snow, only around 1-2 inches in most parts, until you hit about 10000 feet or so and then there was quite a bit of snow but it was packed down, mostly icy, but easy to walk on. Summit was freezing and snow really started to come down, some water in my camelbak froze. Signed the summit log and went back down the south face into the basin then followed goat creek back to my car. Fun Hike and Amazing views from the top!