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Granite Mountain and possibly including West Granite (*** Advanced)

You will have to be in good physical condition for this hike. Approximately 10 miles round trip if we include West Granite. Elevation gain: 4500 ft. This hike includes very steep slopes, ridge hikes and avalanche terrain. On Granite, be always prepared for extremely high winds and an icy ridge. Below is a link to a previous trip that will give you an idea of the conditions we may encounter. If you haven't done such a trip yet "you ain't seen nothing yet". Regardless of conditions, Granite Mountain is always and will always be a great experience.

On this trip you must bring:
  • Crampons (Micro Spikes and YakTrax do not count as crampons!)
  • Gaiters
  • Ice axe
  • Balaclava (or similar head cover)
  • Hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Ski Goggles (if it blows, you gonna miss them)
  • MSR snowshoes or snowshoes of similar design. If you don't have MSR like snowshoes please rent them. Costco style snowshoes can be outright dangerous.
  • Sturdy mountaineering boots
  • Plenty of warm cloth
  • A bright shiny smile
  • All other 11 essentials not mentioned above (flash light, first aid kit, etc.)

See last years trips:

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Trip stats:
    Length: 7.6 miles
    Ascent/Descent: ~4400 ft
    Time: 8 h 40 m
    Temperature at the lookout: 19°F
    Weather conditions: Snow flurries and high winds on the ridge lines and top.

    Essential equipment used on this trip (this means it was really needed):
    Micro Spikes
    Ice axe
    Warm gloves
    Ski Goggles
    MSR snowshoes (Bring no less. Bring a substitute and you will suffer!)
    Sturdy mountaineering boots
    Plenty of warm cloth

    A bright shiny smile
    Woody's thermometer (I need to get one of those!)

    1 · January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also.. Bent gave perfect pre-hike info. Every piece of equipment he told us to bring we used, which was the key to our success!

    January 28, 2013

  • Ashwin

    Looks like a adventure against a lot of odds.. great job

    January 27, 2013

  • Selena

    This was a fantastic trip even without the views. Great group :) I was even home in time for dinner with my Grandma!

    January 27, 2013

    • Selena

      and it was everything Bent promised above. ^_^

      January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Bent for organizing!! Was a fun group that pulled together and made a great team. Want to go back someday when there are views but still awesome today with the snow blasted trees. We did the entire trip (Granite and West Granite Loop).

    January 27, 2013

  • Joanne

    Bent is a great leader:) thank you so much:) awesome group:)

    January 27, 2013

  • Braunsen von G.

    Oh man, just did this one last Saturday, it was great! Have fun!

    January 23, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    i was planning on just doing granite mountain this sunday, would it be possible for me to join your group that far and then return on my own? i think adding on west granite is a bit much for me

    January 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thomas, this would not be alligned with our Peaks safety culture to split the group up and allow somebody to walk down alone.

      January 22, 2013

    • Thomas M.

      understood, hopefully we will all get some good weather out there

      January 22, 2013

  • jeffrey

    bummer, will be out of town. One of my favs. Have a nice trip!

    January 22, 2013

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