Elevation: 9,033 ft
GPS: 45.164, -109.636 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Zach Wahrer on Sep 6, 2017
Admins: grk10vq, Zach Wahrer

Description

The Upper Doublet sits uphill and somewhat behind Lower Doublet. It is more difficult to access and adds more time to the approach/descent. It is a massive wall with no easy route through its upper headwall.

Getting There

From the East Rosebud Trail head near Alpine, MT (GPS: 45.197266, -109.635143), hike south on the trail for approximately 2.25 miles, passing the end of the lake, a rock outcrop, a stream crossing, a big waterfall, and up some switchbacks. Leave the trail when you see a broad talus wash leading all the way up to the left side of the Lower Doublet.

Head up this, negotiating chock stones and boulders until you reach the Lower Doublet. If you leave too early, you’ll have to go through lots of deadfall, which is slow going. The best path is hard to describe, but I would recommend continuing up until you pass a cliff band on the right (almost all the way to the Lower) and reach a vertical waterfall. From here, head right, scrambling up a 4th class slab and onto the hillside directly below the Lower.

To get to Upper, continue traversing along the base of Lower Doublet, being careful not to get too high (will cliff out eventually). When you reach the broad gully (house size boulder at the base) between Upper and Lower, head up it. Near the upper right margin you can skirt your way onto the approach ledge for the Upper Doublet. Walk across this grass/scree ledge until you reach the base of the routes. It is possible to bivy here if you don’t want to do the whole thing in a day.

Total distance is 3.5 miles with almost 3000' of gain.

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