Granite Peak (Montana) Climbing Notes

  • August 28, 2019
    Corey Allenbach from United States

    Just looking for conditions updates for either FTD approach OR the lakes/south side ramp approach... any information much appreciated ahead of a September 11 trip.

    Specifically interested in the ice conditions on the ramp OR water availability and snow bridge on FTD. Thanks!

  • July 17, 2013
    MTmountainmover from United States

    MTmountainmover...as of July 17, 2013, there is plenty of water on the FTD plateau all the way, and all along the way to, the last shelters right before the descent to the triangle. The goats are NOT shy. Watch your back if you camp at the last shelters!! Snow bridge is about 40 yards across, once again 7/17/13,with an additional 25 yards right before the bridge itself. You do not want to get caught on that rock in a storm. Getting home alive, not to the top, should be your goal. From top camp to summit, then back to camp took us 6 hours. Then 4.5 hours across the ftd plateau, down the switchbacks from heaven, to the car at west rosebud parking lot. Hope this helps someone.