Mt. Gould Climb (W. Face), Glacier National Park

Trip leader: Fintan Maguire
Participants: Nick Prichard, Henry Cahoon, Chris Cahoon
Stats: 2907 ft elevation gain, 6 miles round trip, Class 2/3

On Saturday of the Glacier classic myself, Nick Prichard, Henry and his father Chris Cahoon climbed the West face route of Mt. Gould. It had snowed above 7500 ft the previous night so we decided to start a little later so it could melt. We had planned to begin the climb near the Weeping Wall but the trail was closed due to a vegetation restoration project. We then parked at Logan Pass and hiked 2 miles of the Highline trail to the saddle between Mt. Gould and Haystack. From there we departed the trail and followed a gully to get above the diorite cliffs. Once above, we veered climbers left and then headed straight towards the summit. Unfortunately, the summit remained shrouded in clouds so we could not enjoy the spectacular views this peak offers. Otherwise the weather was very nice and we had a great time.

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