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Flattop Mountain Approach

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4.1 Miles 6.7 Kilometers


Ascent

2,818' 859 m

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Descent

13%

Avg Slope (7°)

29%

Max Slope (16°)

12,298' 3,748 m

High

9,480' 2,889 m

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All Clear 2 days ago
Firm - Nice track set, prefer to access banana bowl by this flat top route instead of lower fern lake. History

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Avalanche risk for Feb 17, 2019: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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Condor77 77
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the Bear Lake parking area (there will be great signage and there should be a established skin track but one still needs to pay attention), skin-up and head out on the Bear Lake trail. You'll climb above Bear Lake (amazing views of Glacier Gorge and Lumpy Ridge) looking for the Flattop Mountain trail.

Take the Flattop trail west (left) and continue climbing through the trees. The next trail junction you'll come to will be the Bear Lake-Fern Lake trail, continue on the Flattop trail which starts to climb the east ridge of Flattop Mt. To reach the summit of Flattop continue climbing for the next few miles along the ridge line. Depending on snow conditions there might be some boot packing higher up on the ridge

This is the approach for a few great alpine descents. One can also break off part way up to access Flattop's great East Face, offering great moderate open slopes.

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