|Range/Region:||Central Montana Rockies|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1923|
|First successful climber(s):||Norman Clyde|
|Nearest major airport:||Kalispell, Montana|
|Convenient Center:||St. Mary, Montana|
Thanks to Fred Spicker for adding this peak.
Mount Wilbur is located about three miles west of Swiftcurrent Lake in the northeast part of Glacier National Park.
The most striking feature of Mount Wilbur is its imposing east face rising above the Swiftcurrent drainage. Iceberg Lake is located at the base of the shear wide north-northwest face. The broad south face is not as steep over most of its height as the north and east faces. All of the faces become nearly vertical toward the top making Mount Wilbur one of the more challenging peaks in Glacier National Park.
There are three well-established routes on the east face. Other routes are rarely climbed.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 2 trip reports for Mount Wilbur.
Select any entry from the list below:
- Log #20237 - by Jared Hollister on Aug 03, 2006Climbed Wilbur with my brother and my dad 40 years after he first climbed it with his dad, Bill Hollister, a ranger back in the mid-late 60's. Bill has advanced Alzheimer's now, and this climb was...
- Log #16560 - by Fred Spicker on June 14, 2001Both climbs via the Thin Man's Pleasure variation on the East Face. 1970 with Bill Bishop and 1980 with Paul Bishop and Jim Spearman.