The Featured Peaks

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Volume 1: Logan Pass, The Garden Wall, and Siyeh Bend

CGNP V1 Front CoverClimbs near Logan Pass are by far the most popular and most used routes in the park.  The sixteen peaks featured in Volume 1 are great adventures for beginning climbers.  In fact, they can create great memories for anyone making their first trip to Glacier National Park.

See links in table for information on each peak featured in Volume 1.

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Peaks in Volume 1

See Rating Your Adventure for details on the Route Rating System.

Summit Elevation in Feet / Meters Route Rating
Bearhat Mountain 8,684 / 2,646 II (3) SM
Bishops Cap 9,127 / 2,782 III (3) MM
Mount Cannon 8,952 / 2,728 III (3) MM
Cataract Mountain 8,180 / 2,493 II (2) MS
Clements Mountain 8,760 / 2,670 III (3) SS
The Dragon’s Tail 8,580 / 2,615 III (3) SS
Going-to-the-Sun Mountain 9,642 / 2,933 III (4) MM
Mount Gould 9,553 / 2,911 III (3) MM
Haystack Butte 7,486 / 2,282 II (2) MM
Heavy Runner Mountain 8,012 / 2,442 II (3) MS
Matahpi Peak 9,365 / 2,854 III (3) SM
Mount Oberlin 8,180 / 2,493 II (3) SS
Piegan Mountain 9,220 / 2,810 II (3) SS
Pollock Mountain 9,190 / 2,801 III (4) SS
Reynolds Mountain 9,125 / 2,781 III (3) SS
Mount Siyeh 10,014 / 3,052 III (4) MM

Volume 2: The Two Medicine Valley and Firebrand Pass

CGNP V2 Front CoverThis volume features peaks in the fabulous Two Medicine Valley.  In this book you will be shown how to safely reach two of Glacier National Parks’ iconic peaks, Rising Wolf Mountain and Sinopah Mountain.

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Peaks in Volume 2

Summit Elevation in Feet / Meters Route Rating
Appistoki Peak 8,164 / 2,488 III (3) MS
Bearhead Mountain 8,406 / 2,562 II (3) LL
Bison Mountain 7,833 / 2,387 II (2) MM
Calf Robe Mountain 7,920 / 2,414 II (3) LS
Chief Lodgepole Peak 7,862 / 2,341 I (1) LS
Dancing Lady Mountain 7,333 / 2,235 II (3) MS
Mount Ellsworth 8,581 / 2,616 II (3) LM
Flinsch Peak 9,225 / 2,812 III (4) LM
Grizzly Mountain 9,067 / 2,764 II (4) LM
The Head 7,303 / 2,226 II (2) MM
Mount Helen 8,538 / 2,602 II (3) LM
Mount Henry 9,365 / 2,854 III (4) MM
Lone Walker Mountain 8,502 / 2,591 III (4) LM
Medicine 8,446 / 2,574 II (2) MM
Mount Morgan 8,781 / 2,676 III (4) LM
Never Laughs Mountain 7,641 / 2,329 III (3) MS
Painted Tepee Peak 7,650 / 2,332 III (4) LS
Red Crow Mountain 7,891 / 2,405 II (3) MS
Rising Wolf Mountain 9,513 / 2,899 III (4) SM
Mount Rockwell 9,272 / 2,826 III (4) LM
Scenic Point 7,522 / 2,293 II (2) MM
Sinopah Mountain 8,271 / 2,521 III (4) MM

Volume 3: The Northern Highline, Lake McDonald and Sperry Glacier Basin

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Many of Glacier National Park’s iconic mountains are included in this volume.

Imagine seeing Iceberg Lake 3,000 feet below the summit of Iceberg Peak.  Walk beside the great snowfields of Heavens Peak.  View Helen Lake and Ipasha Peak from the summit of Ahern Peak.

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Peaks in Volume 3

There is no route description provided for Little Matterhorn and McPartland Mountain. These peaks are not considered beginning peaks and require a higher degree of skill and or endurance to summit.

Summit Elevation in Feet / Meters Route Rating
Ahern Peak 8,749 / 2,667 II (3) LM
Apgar Lookout 5,236 / 1,596 I (1) SS
The Belton Hills 6,339 / 1,932 II (2) MM
Mount Brown 8,565 / 2,611 III (4) ML
Edwards Mountain 9,072 / 2,765 III (4) LL
Mount Grinnell 8,851 / 2,697 III (3) LL
Gunsight Mountain 9,258 / 2,822 III (3) LL
Heavens Peak 8,987 / 2,739 III (3) ML
Huckleberry Mountain 6,593 / 2,010 I (1) MS
Iceberg Peak 9,146 / 2,788 III (4) LL
Lincoln Peak 7,366 / 2,245 II (3) LM
Little Matterhorn* 7,886 / 2,403 III (4) LL
McPartland Mountain* 8,413 / 2,564 III (4) LL
Swiftcurrent Mountain 8,436 / 2,571 I (1) LM
South Iceberg Peak 8,840 / 2,694 III (4) LL
Stanton Mountain 7,750 / 2,362 II (3) ML
Mount Vaught 8,850 / 2,697 III (4) LL

Volume  4: The Many Glacier Area –

V4_FrontMany Glacier is a fantastic place for day climbs and you are surely not going to be disappointed in any of the climbs featured in this volume of the guidebook series.

2014 was a banner year for bears and we saw 14 grizzlies and 18 black bears in the Many Glacier Valley.

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Peaks in Volume 4

There is no route description provided for Mount Wilbur. Mount Wilbur is considered a technical peak and requires a higher degree of skill and or endurance to summit.

Summit Elevation in Feet / Meters Route Rating
Allen Mountain  9,376 / 2857  III (4) LL
Altyn Peak  7,947 / 2422  III (3) SM
Angel Wing  7,430 / 2264  II (3) LS
Apikuni Mountain  9,068 / 2763  II (3) MM
Bullhead Point  7,445 / 2269  III (4) MS
Crowfeet Mountain  8,914 / 2717  III (3) MM
Mount Grinnell  8,851 / 2697  III (4) LL
Grinnell Point  7,600 / 2316  III (3) SS
Mount Henkel  8,770 / 2673  III (4) SM
Mount Wilbur*  9,321 / 2841 IV (5) MM
Wynn Mountain  8,404 / 2561  II (3) MM

Volumes 5, & 6

So here is the plan for the rest of the series.  All of these are contingent upon time, energy of the team, as well as physical health of the team.

Volume 5: St. Mary, Cutbank Creek, and Highway Two Corridor –

Planned release date: Spring 2017

Call this volume the “Catch All” volume. The release of this volume was delayed due to the Reynolds Creek and Thompson Fires of 2015 that closed access to the peaks in this volume.

August 2016 update – we have almost completed the routes for the book. We have two more contributing authors joining the team. Chris Rost and Mike VanArendonk helped me out this year in researching and climbing a number of peaks for the book.

It will have some great routes including Mount Jackson, Summit Mountain, Razoredge Mountain, and the Bad Marriage Circuit.  Also look for routes near Marias Pass and even one or two along Highway Two.

We certainly enjoyed climbing Summit and Little Dog Mountains near Marias Pass and out trip to Triple Divide Peak and Norris Mountain in October was incredible. This volume will be worth waiting for!

Volume 6: The Best Day Climbs of Glacier National Park

– Planned release date: 2018

Will your favorite climbs make the list?  We also plan to add some of the more challenging routes near Logan Pass. Send me your votes for the Best Day Climbs of Glacier by using Contact Us.