Whitetail Peak Climber's Log

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rvancleave - Jul 26, 2023 11:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2023

Long day trip  Sucess!

Completed the entire hike/climb in a day from the West Fork trailhead. 11 hours 59 minutes from car to car! One of the hottest days of the year, went through 9 liters of water.


rvancleave - Sep 13, 2021 11:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2018

Standard route Sundance Pass  Sucess!

Base camped at September Mourn Lake. Climbed the standard route via Sundance Pass


aarobkol - Oct 9, 2020 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2020

Whitetail  Sucess!

Climbed from Sundance Pass 2x in August and September 2020. Very fun, crazy scenic peak


kleinclimbs - Sep 14, 2020 10:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2020

From West Fork Trailhead  Sucess!

Started at West Fork Trailhead at 7:15 AM. Dropped our packs near the turn to Sundance Pass, made it to the summit by about 4 PM and back down to setup camp at 7 PM. Whitetail was a great reward without much hiking off trail, definitely a must do peak in the Beartooths.


freedeep - Mar 22, 2020 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1986

NE ridge from Lake Mary  Sucess!

From East Rosebud Trailhead, to the east up and over the pass to Lake Mary. Poured rain all day. Next day clear skies. Head south up West Fork Rock Creek to Sundance Pass, then SW to Whitetail summit, then back to pass and north to Silver Run and Spur where I looked directly down onto Lake Mary where I started that morning. Then hike back to L.Mary. A long day hike but well worth it.


BrackenVSpencer - Jul 18, 2018 10:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2018

Couloir to the Top!  Sucess!

Great climb with a terrific view. 3 hours from first snow to the summit. God Bless <><


pintlerpro - Apr 23, 2016 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012

group of four  Sucess!

james,nate,nick, and myself had success,


russw - Sep 1, 2015 4:52 pm

Sundance-Lockhart rt  Sucess!

Camped @ sept mourn them up to sundance pass. Also summited silver run same day.


ywardhorner - Jul 1, 2014 10:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

Whitetail Couloir  Sucess!

Got it on our second try, in very bad weather. Amazing climb.


ianc82 - Jul 22, 2013 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

Long day trip  Sucess!

Late start from the west fork trailhead at 8:30 am where I had camped. Reached sundance pass just after 1:00 pm, summitted at 3:00 pm (no chance of thunderstorms that day.) Had to hoist my dog up the one 4th class move just above the couloir. Incredibly amazing scenery the whole hike and from the summit. Made it back to the car by 8:15pm.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 30, 2012 1:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012

12er #3/26  Sucess!

Climbed the Whitetail Couloir and descended the NE ridge. Got to the tent just in time before it started to pour.


EarMountain - Nov 5, 2010 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1990

Whitetail Peak  Sucess!

Did 3 day backpack and camped at September Morn Lake. Family hiked to Sundance Pass and waited while I walked up to the summit.


VincePoore - Aug 5, 2010 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Two-fer  Sucess!

Climbed from Sundance Pass and then since the weather was outstanding, climbed the other side up to Silver Run Peak West and East. A twelve hour day back to camp at September Morn Lake.


nickL - Jul 26, 2010 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Very cool climb, gonna have to try doing the couloir some time. Took 2 hours 40 min to get to the top from my camp near the bridge at the bottom of the pass on the West Fork side. As a bonus, I got to watch the the forest service blasting some boulders off the sundance pass. Pretty spectacular, but ran into some really confused hikers lower down who herd the explosions but didnt know what was going on!


Kessler - Aug 30, 2009 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2009

Whitetail  Sucess!

Via Sundance Pass


Scott - Aug 30, 2009 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2009

Whitetail  Sucess!

My seven year old son and I woke up with a frosty 29F (-2C) with perfect bluebird weather. We were good to go on our climb of Whitetail Peak! Luckily we wouldn’t have to carry our heavy packs today. Without heavy packs we made good time up to Sundance Pass at 11,037 feet (3364 m). We climbed south up Mount Lockhart, scrambling to the summit before starting up Whitetail Peak.

We climbed the ridge up Whitetail Peak, finding it really spectacular and with awesome views. We met a group half way up and they were very impressed to see Kessler up there. They warned us about the exposed section of climbing near the summit. We talked with them a few minutes before heading back up the impressive ridge.

Once we reached the top of the relatively famous Whitetail Couloir and tackled the crux of the route (the one we were warned about above). Some sources rate this pitch as Class 4, but we thought it felt more like a solid but very short Class 3 and the exposure wasn’t that bad. We quickly made the summit for a well deserved, but relatively late lunch break. The views were absolutely spectacular and we kicked back to soak in the sight of all the peaks, glaciers and lakes (one of which was still almost completely frozen). There was only a light breeze and the weather was great so it was a very pleasant experience.

After enjoying the summit we headed back down to our camp at September Morn Lake after a wonderful day.


redneckpaul - Jul 24, 2009 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Finally did it!  Sucess!

After being turned back by the fire last year and then rain over labor day I finally climbed Whitetail peak. It was a long day. Took off from the West fork trailhead at 3:30 AM. Nothin worse than haveing a cow moose follow you on the trail in the dark. I finally shot my pistol in the air and that scared her off. I reached the top at 11:30 AM under blue skies. The weather couldn`t be better. After 1/2 hour of taking pictures and savoring the moment and the view I figured I better get going. I had a long walk back to the vehicle. I stumbled back to the vehicle at 6:30 PM. 22 miles roundtrip and I was beat. What a beautiful Mountain!


wyomtman - Jun 20, 2009 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

Whitetail Couloir  Sucess!

Used the west fork approach, camped out at the base of the switch backs. Climbed the couloir in intermittent clouds, the snow was variable but solid down the middle. Windy summit but the clouds broke up some for amazing views. Descended down the east ridge, touched the top of Lockheart then glissade back down to the base camp. Great mountain, great trail in, and a great time. Thanks Gage.


CBakwin - Jul 29, 2008 11:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Yo  Sucess!

Went into the base of the pass up West Fork Friday night, camped and summitted on a beautiful day, Saturday morning. Then hiked out and was met by the start of the West Fork (Cascade) fire! Had to be evacuated by helicopter, and go back several days later for my pick up which was thankfully spared, other hikers were not so lucky.

dad and frog - Sep 1, 2005 10:41 pm

Route Climbed: NE Rigde via MT. Lockhart Date Climbed: August 22,2005  Sucess!

Two fine days of weather. Hiked to September Morn lake late on the 21st. Reached Sundance Pass the next morning around 10:30. Ate lunch, peaked Mt. Lockhart on the way up the ridge. Summitted around 1:30, stayed up top for 1/2 hour and down to the base on the other side for the night. Lots of Billy goats. Great trip. Dad is fourty-six year old, old school climber, Frog is my 23 year daughter. The best power hiking girl I've ever know.

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