Whitetail Peak Trip Report (#20506)
- Signed By: Darren Hull
- Date submitted: November 29, 2006
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
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 gets steep, some say 60+ degrees. I like the ridge as well, we summited in about 4 hours, but that was with some running on the trail in. There are some basic route finding problems on top and some a little exposure depending on the route you choose. If you decend the south side there are a series of cliffs, stay on the ridge. It took us nearly 8 hours to decend through them without ropes. There are almost always goats to greet you on your way! I usually make it a full day going in the West Fork and out Lake Fork or vice versa. However, the shuttle is long, so it is better if somebody does it for your party.