West Gunsight (a.k.a. Dome) Peak Climber's Log

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ridings82 - Feb 25, 2023 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2022

Dome Peak & Henry's Fork Peak

Great day hike from a base camp in the Yellowstone Creek drainage. Ascended Anderson Pass, tackled Dome Peak, and cut around the knob between Dome and Henry's Fork before tackling the knife's edge. The exposure was incredible. I had a sunny summit of Henry's Fork Peak - only ten parties signed the log in 2020, 2021, and 2022 combined. Hit Cliff Point before descending directly into Yellowstone Creek. Dome Peak needs a new summit log.


yadahzoemtn - Sep 11, 2021 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2021

Big Pile of Rocks  Sucess!

Lots of loose boulders on this one


LazyJSkwires - Aug 4, 2020 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2020

Good day hike  Sucess!

About 23 miles roundtrip, went up the south slope. Boulders were sketchy near the top, then everything was great on the summit. Only person up there for the day


Kiefer - Jun 7, 2020 7:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2020

Henry's Fork Trailhead  Sucess!

First peak of a four peak day. 30.1 miles in a single day from the trailhead. Even saw a porcupine and moose. Extremely wet, creeks were raging.


bricewilson - Aug 31, 2016 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2016

from Gunsight Pass  Sucess!

Descended SW ridge to Anderson Pass.


DarrenKnezek - Jul 12, 2015 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

1st of 5  Sucess!

1st of 5 13'ers in a day.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 8, 2014 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

2 Peaks  Sucess!

With Kings Peak.


ZeeJay - Mar 30, 2014 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2014

Ski trip  Sucess!

March 8, 2014: 28 mile solo trip on skis. Perfect day, virtually no wind.

March 31, 2007: Started at the Henrys Fork winter parking area heading for Kings Peak. Skied to Gunsight Pass where I ditched my skis. Everyone else kept their skis on and I didn't think I could posthole all the way to Kings Peak by myself, so I opted for this peak instead. If only I had known they would ditch their skis at the base of Kings I would have gone for it. 13:40 RT


michaelblodgett - Dec 29, 2013 12:38 am

Dome Peak 13,103  Sucess!

Hiked up on my to Kings Peak from gunsight pass.


Pfeiffer75 - Sep 4, 2013 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Bad weather  Sucess!

Climbed from Henry's Fork Lake. Once we made the summit, it started to hail and rain. This delayed our summit attempt of Henry's Fork Peak until the next day


jhardink - Oct 17, 2011 2:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

West Gunsight  Sucess!

Climbed West Gunsight after making camp in Henrys Fork on the first day of a backpacking trip.


Mooner - Sep 9, 2011 12:26 am

Up I go

09/08/11 Lots of LAME rocks but it took me above 13k so thats cool

utclimber - Nov 7, 2009 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

4 Peaks in a Day  Sucess!

I climbed Henrys Fork Peak, West Gunsight Peak, Kings Peak, and South Kings Peak in a day from Henrys Fork Trailhead. Round trip was around 12 hours.


byates - Aug 10, 2009 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

Via Powell, Henry's, Kings Dome traverse  Sucess!

Least interesting peak of the four. Ok from the West Descending towards the Kings cutoff was a long tedious scree and Boulder field.

Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - Jun 28, 2009 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Gunsight Pass  Sucess!

Climbed on the way to Kings Peak during a one day ascent from Henrys fork trailhead.


Moogie737 - Mar 30, 2009 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2021

From Gunsight Pass  Sucess!

#31 03-28-2009 Solo. Climbing this peak in one long day on this date is either a testament to idiocy or proof that it can be done if you want to. Snowshoed from the winter TH. R/T time was just over 18 hours which included 45 minutes of waiting for my friend, Dave, who opted to summit Kings Peak. I had bagged Kings last winter but had never climbed Dome, so Dome had to fall. With snow and ice blanketing the south side I was able to make the steep ascent with patient switchbacking and judicious use of mini-crampons. #2 09-09-21 W/ Lana from Dollar Lake campsite. Bluebird day, tons of unstable boulders from the base to the summit on the south side of the peak.


Garfimi - Aug 25, 2008 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Route Climbed: Gunsight Pass Cutoff  Sucess!

Almost had a misfortune with a large boulder sliding on me. Had to overcome the mental games after the slide and made it to the top. Myself, father, and brother made it to the top. Amazing views of Painter, and Henry's Fork Basin. Great weather.


vanman798 - Jul 27, 2008 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Via the Toilet Bowl Notch  Sucess!

July 24 - 27, 2008 I did a solo trip to the Henry's Fork basin during which I climbed five peaks over 13,000 ft in 2 days. Dome was the third of the five. My route was from Dollar Lake, via the Toilet Bowl.

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - Jul 20, 2008 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Via Gunsite Pass  Sucess!

6/27/09 - A long one day trip that also included summiting Kings Peak.

7/18/08 - After setting up camp in Painters Basin, we finished the day off by summiting Dome. The views of the other peaks in the area are incredible from this summit.


nebben - Sep 22, 2005 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

Route Climbed: Gunsight cutoff  Sucess!

Awoke early and traveled from near Dollar Lake to the top in about 1:45. Very nice views from this peak! Fortress looked AWESOME. Built a new cairn on top. No register.

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