- Date Hiked: July 23, 2011
- Miles Hiked: 8.5
- Elevation Gain: 3,300'
- Hiking Partner(s): Brian
Kooienga, Scott Momburg, & Kevin Smith
- Scott was in town from Ohio for several days, and Brian and I were
finally able to join him and Kevin in the mountains for some fun.
We all met a the Bear Lake trailhead ready to try Hallett Peak. We
made quick work of the approach to Emerald Lake and then scrambled to
the base of the Great Dihedral. The Great Dihedral is a three
pitch route on the lower half of the first buttress of Hallett Peak.
Since Kevin and Scott had been climbing for the past two days, they
graciously let Brian and I have the sharp end of the rope for the entire
climb. Kevin and I climbed together while Brian and Scott teamed up.
- After getting to the middle ledge on the First Buttress, the weather
was holding so we scrambled up about 200' for two more pitches of rock
climbing on the upper buttress called the Standard Route to reach Hallett's east ridge.
Rather than take the easy way down making two rappels lower on the ridge
and then down-climbing a descent gully, we went up the east ridge and
topped out on Hallett Peak. From the summit we took the trail over
Flattop Mountain and then back down to Bear Lake.
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2D map of
the area where this hike is located.