Whitetail Peak

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My husband and I went to WhiteTail Peak via the W fork of Rock Creek. We spent one night en route before arriving at the meadow right below the mountain. Silver Run Plateau and it's pillars were in front of us and mountain goats wanted our campsite. It was a pretty easy scramble to the top, class 2-3, but there is a nice frozen couloir on the northface that is there year round-- giving the this 4th highest peak in Montana it's "white tail" (decent ice climb, I hear). The dog was scared, but handled it well. We saw a perigrine falcon and an amazingly unique, unwordly bug on the summit. Great panorama of Granite and the other 25 or so 12,000+ feet peaks. Can't be beat even though my husband is making fun of me for doing this!

Elevation (feet): 12,548
Elevation (meters): 3,825
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Absaroka Range
State: Montana
Latitude: 45.088913
Longitude: -109.587549
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Billings, MT
Convenient Center: Red Lodge, MT

Thanks to theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Whitetail Peak.

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  • Log #20506 - by Darren Hull on Nov 29, 2006
    This is one of the premier scrambles in the Beartooths...And one of my favorite climbs anywhere!For the more adventerous soul the picturesque coular on the North side is an amazing snow/ice climb. It...
  • Log #18523 - by Patrick Cross and Josh Varney on Dec 14, 2003
    Single day, eight hours from car to summit, seven hours back to car, fifteen total. Good weather on approach, dense fog and high, gusty winds with light sleet on the mountain, two large thunderstorms...