Clements Mountain

Elevation (feet): 8,760
Elevation (meters): 2,670
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Central Montana Rockies
State: Montana
Latitude: 48.692462
Longitude: -113.741026
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1923
First successful climber(s): Norman Clyde
Nearest major airport: Kalispell, MT
Convenient Center: West Glacier, MT

Thanks to Fred Spicker for adding this peak.

Clements Mountain is slightly less than one mile west of the Visitor Center at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. The easiest route is the long West Ridge. There are several technical routes on the East Face. At certain times of the year there may be restrictions on some approaches to the East Face because of emerging plants.

Clements Mountain was named by Ross Carter for Walter M. Clements, one of the commissioners who, along with George Bird Grinnell, negotiated with the Blackfeet and consummated the treaty that enabled the Federal Government to purchase the "Ceded Strip" of land that included all of what is now Glacier National Park east of the Continental Divide. (Reference: National Park Service)

Please refer to A Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park by J. Gordon Edwards for information regarding the special dangers of climbing in this area before attempting this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 4 trip reports for Clements Mountain.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #20928 - by Brennan McCloney on Aug 03, 2007
    awsome scramble!!!! traversed north ridge, scrambled up face (moderate dif. even with rope) to summit. great views of park!
  • Log #9110 - by Jeff Vick on Mar 31, 2004
    What a great peak. Used north face traverse to reach summit. This is the easiest way but has great exsposure all the way. Many people have fallen to their deaths on this route, mostly because they...
  • Log #9111 - by Michael Jake on Aug 23, 2001
    Climbed the East Couliour route as described in J. Gordon Edwards book (sort of). This was the first peak I ever climbed! Thanks, Evan! The views of Logan Pass are amazing!
  • Log #9112 - by Fred Spicker on May 10, 1999
    1970 with Bill Bishop via the East Face Couloir Route as described in Edwards; 1978 with Monica Spicker directly up the East Face Couloir from the base of the face; 1980 with Paul Bishop and Jim...