Flattop Mountain - N side Climbing
|Shared By:||Joel Levenberg on Oct 24, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionIn a fine little drainage between Notchtop and Flattop mountains, you will find a multitude of rock and snow/ice routes. There are many possible routes up and down Flattop (due south), Notchtop (due north), and the terminus of the drainage, Ptarmigan Cirque (due west).
For the purposes of organization, we'll limit this subarea to those mixed/ice routes on the northern aspect of the mountain which are approached from the Emerald Lake area.
There are at least 4 distinct routes and 2 variations here including:
East Couloir WI2
Hourglass Couloir WI3-4
West Couloir WI3 M2
Getting TherePark at the Bear Lake Parking lot (newly renovated) at the end of Bear Lake Road. Hike north of Bear Lake on the Flattop Mountain Trail. Follow signs to Odessa Lake, forking off of the Flattop Mountain trail. Break off trail and continue southwest past Lake Helene and up the obvious drainage.
Classic Climbing Routes at Flattop Mountain - N side
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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