Back in June, I failed miserably. I left the trail in the wrong place and ended up in the worst bushwhack of my life. This time, I went with someone who had been there before - as well as 3 others. We still went the wrong way, but ended up going to Tarryall first, then found our way up the Catamount. Nice summit and summit register. The scrambling was too short, though.
Failed attempt,Heavy weather came in, and couldn't find the right chute. Will be back soon! Great remote area!
Reading all the difficulties others have had on this mountain, I for once am glad that I must have stumbled onto the easiest approach. From the sounds of the post below, others have had nightmare bushwhacks just trying to get to the peak. I climbed Tarryall from Twin Eagles first and had an excellent preview of Catamount. Down the backside of Tarryall, it is an easy 15-20 minute hike to the route. Having seen it from Tarryall made finding the proper route much easier. I did however find the scrambling dirty and somewhat lackluster. Still a great summit in a great area.
The best climb ever! Challenging and tons of fun!
This little mountain was a formidable challenge. It was hard to see exactly where we were heading through the trees. We finally made it up to what I thought was the easier, left chimney. After ascending the chimney, I found myself facing a move, and another above it, that I wouldn’t have been able to make. I decided that I might be in the more difficult right chimney. I descended the chimney and traversed to the right and then climbed up onto the ridge crest. Sure enough, the summit block was to my immediate left. I climbed back down and we traversed to the left and finally found the left chimney. A interesting climb up the chimney, cracks, ledges, and a traverse out of a little cul-de-sac, and we were finally on the well guarded summit. The summit register had only one entry for 2005, just two days before our ascent. We signed our names on the same page with Mike Garrett. The golden aspens along the hike were an added treat.