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Flattop East face approach via Bear lake trail

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Length

1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers


Ascent

Elevation

745' 227 m

Ascent

-1' -0 m

Descent

9%

Avg Slope (5°)

26%

Max Slope (15°)

10,233' 3,119 m

High

9,489' 2,892 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 89 days ago
Windblown, Hardpack, Icy - Mostly hardpack and a bit icy all the way up. Trail becomes narrow on steep slopes at points. History

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An easy approach to the base of Flattop's East face.

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Overview

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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, stay to the right and continue on the Fern Lake trail. You'll continue along this trail for a little under 3/4 of a mile eventually reaching a clearing at the base of Flattop's East face. Pick your skin track and start climbing, enjoy.

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Feb 17, 2018
Alejandro Martinez
Trail to Banana Bowls was packed down but icy due to wind and became very narrow at points.
Mar 11, 2017
Chas Vergauwen
Starting first trip up to Banana bowl
Jan 29, 2017
Tom Stonebraker
Apr 17, 2016
Connor Newman

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