Whitetail Peak

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 Lucy and John Cakes and theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)

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!

Thanks to Lucy and John Cakes for this description.