Granite Peak

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Summited 7/30/18, via “Southwest Couloir.”

I recommend this route for the more prolonged and intimate exposure to the magnificent Beartooth alpine lakes.

Be aware that no matter what some trip reports read, this climb/scramble requires technical skills. With a couple other climbers, I established a fixed line for descending the couloir. Ropes may not be necessary depending upon your comfort level, but I was grateful for the strangers who imparted me with their rope after their failed attempt.