Mt. Guyot  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-10-19, By: Kitten
Info: Snow patches here and there on the trail up the face. Ridge was easier to follow on the way down. Wind was... tolerable. 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-10-01, By: wolfgangstiller
Info: Route is in good shape. No snow or ice issues and a 2wd care make it to the TH. 
 
Route: East RIdge
Posted On: 2020-08-31, By: dleflar
Info: Old road from top of Georgia Pass to base of Guyot has been dug up and made impassable for vehicles about halfway up from the pass marker. Route is clear and dry all the way to the summit otherwise. 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-08-10, By: flagship47
Info: All clear the entire way, no snow. The roads are not well marked once you leave the TH but stay left at all forks and look for the Little French Gulch 63 sign and follow that to the east side of the ridge. 
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Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2020-07-10, By: OBC13
Info: There is no snow on the route except for the narrow ridge area starting just below the summit. Without an ice axe this was a questionable place to cross the snow. The snow slopes off to the north (right) and is mounded at the top. At 11 am the snow was also very soft. I chose to downclimb below a snow filled chute on the south side, maybe 100 feet and then climbed up a rock filled chute beyond, Class 3. Loose rocks. I don't recommend that. On the way down I could see the route more clearly and chose a shorter downclimb via a Class 3 outcropping with some loose rock underfoot. In a week or two this snow may not be an issue at all. With an early start and an ice axe the crossing should be ok even now as long as you are very careful. 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-05-16, By: crowdsurf
Info: Guyot and its northern gully are in good shape. The snow was getting pretty soft on the way down around 11:00 but that is to be expected. Snow is not continuous to the main road as there is one section you will have to remove your skis. 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-04-30, By: Athena
Info: Road in great shape to the trailhead. Trail is covered in snow and I would recommend snowshoes and microspikes. Snow was nicely consolidated in the morning but became mushy around 11 a.m. Guyot looks prime for a ski or glissade. 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-04-02, By: Ptglhs
Info: Road is mostly snow covered, a few dirt patches before the turn off to French Creek gulch. The snow is pretty much continuous from 13k down. This route felt very steep as a snow climb. Cornice to climbers right on summit ridge is impressive, stick to the rocks. Needed flotation, didn't use crampons. 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-03-09, By: Giant hills
Info: Great track to treeline. Skinned up center gully to ridge. Upper ridge to summit wind blasted no traction. Gully/bowl is holding good stable snow for hiking and riding little wind drifty but not bad. Lower portion of bowl has some rock and grass patches but avoidable. 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-01-12, By: WildWanderer
Info: Wore microspikes from trailhead to turnoff for Little French Gulch. From there I wore snowshoes the rest of the way. Last night's snow buried the previous trench, so I retrenched it. A couple of skiers came after me and smoothed it down, so now there's a nice trench to treeline until it snows again. Halfway up the ridge snowshoes are necessary, and the wind blows away tracks. Mine were gone on my return down. Second part of the ridge had just enough sketchy spots I kept my snowshoes on, but it could probably be done in microspikes. Many cornices are forming on all sides of the mountain, especially on the summit. Snow off-trench is sugary and above waist deep when wearing snowshoes. My trekking pole never reached the bottom of the snow when I tried to see where it stopped. I brought my ice axe but didn't need it, as my trekking pole was sufficient. Tons of wind today. 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2019-11-09, By: LetsGoMets
Info: Consistant snow once you turn off the road, about 1.4 miles from the parking area. Wasn't bad walking up into the basin, but from the basin to the ridge highly recommend flotation. The ridge has far less snow once you can get up there. Great peak. 
 
Route: South Ridge, East Ridge
Posted On: 2019-10-06, By: supranihilest
Info: South Ridge: Guyot's south ridge starts basically on the Georgia Pass road. I parked at 39.429224, -105.907721. From there I hiked up what used to be another road but is now permanently closed, though I cut off of it straight up the ridge after about .2 miles. Simply going uphill in a general northwest trend I eventually hit treeline and then talus at the first ridge bump. After this there are numerous bumps and I skirted all or most of them. Once the ridge hits the southeast ridge (this is the dark red one) a trail appears on the western side of the mountain through the scree. Follow it until it runs out in large, blocky talus. The ridge til this point is Class 2. It becomes Class 2+ en route to the summit, which should now be visible. Simply scramble your way up. Descend the way you came up or descend the east ridge and hike the road back. East ridge to Georgia Pass: an easy though unrelentingly steep and quite loose route. The route is obvious (just go east!) but you'll find you need to be careful with how steep the route is. Not dangerously so, really, just annoyingly so. Once at the road hike back down to your car if you did the south ridge. If you ascended the east ridge you're probably already parked at Georgia Pass. 
 
Route: from Georgia Pass
Posted On: 2019-08-31, By: shaunblair
Info: Loads of people on Georgia Pass, nobody else around otherwise. Perfect dry conditions. 
 
Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2019-08-01, By: mtn_cat
Info: Mt.Guyot AKA hiking the scramble. So been on my list to hike in the summer for sometime now and I saw that no one has done an update post on this SINCE 2016 in the Summer. I understand it is very popular to ski in the winter but thought it could be useful for summer hiking. First off the hike round trip took me 7 hours. 3.5 hours up and 2.5 hours down with about an 1 hour of stopping and hanging out on the Summit. So a few updates on this hike. 1: You will want to park at the trail head for French Gluch Road. You can NO LONGER drive up to Little French Gulch like most of the sites say. So you will have to walk on the dirt road to the trailhead so make sure you plan an additional 30 minutes to walk to the trail. Once on the Little French Gulch you will follow that for another 30 minutes till you reach the base of the valley of Mt. Guyot. STAY RIGHT as you will want to take the trail that goes right NOT LEFT. 2. Once here you probably are thinking to yourself "wow the top doesn't look too far away" well jokes on you. THERE IS NO TRAIL! You will finish out the Little French Gulch trail you will be looking straight up a loose rock field. This will be the worst section of the hike. I decided to go slightly left up the wall but that ended up being the worst decision I could have possibly done. I should have gone RIGHT FAR RIGHT. It would almost be wise to back track down the trail a little so you can hike in the trees/grass up. Grass/trees are you FRIEND. I think I would have cut off an additional 30 minutes if I did this. 3. Once you hit the 1st ridge you will see a little tiny trail! WAHOO! But don't be too excited it sends pretty quick. It was made by the mountain goats and some kind people did make a few cairns. This section is pretty nice not to steep and most the rocks are somewhat stable. 4. You will then reach a flat section really lovely with grass right before your final climb to the top. Again someone was very nice and put up cairns however don't expect there to be a trail longer than 10 feet after the carin. It's very much a scramble to the top. From here it took up about an hour and a half to reach the ridge. 5. Once you reach the ridge you will see the Summit to the left and want to cry happy tears. It takes just a few minutes to walk over very easy again just be smart and don't hike to close to the right because there is a massive drop on that side. Stick closer to the left and you will be golden. 6. YOU DID IT! Fantastic views and when I went it was not windy at all on top so was enjoyable to hang around for sometime. I will say hiking down is a battle in itself with all the lose rocks. But this hike is one of the most rewarding in Summit and better yet you won't see anyone else up with you. Started at 5 AM back to the car by 12 PM. Pack lots of water and enjoy the best day EVER! 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2019-07-16, By: Delprincipe_mike
Info: Snow free from trailhead to summit. A few lingering snowfields. You could get some turns in on the northwest slope still if you were so inclined. 
 
Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2019-05-24, By: SolarAlex
Info: Road was melting fast to the turn off to little french. My guess is its snow free in another day or 2. From little french, skinnable to 13200' . The creek is covered still. The skiing is about as good as it gets up there right now. Only thing is that the latest storm appeared to bring in a dust layer from the SW that made things grabby lower down. 
 
Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2019-05-10, By: eskermo
Info: A little over a mile of mostly dry road until you can put skins/snowshoes on at the Little French Gulch junction. There's now a skin track from that point up to where it joins the NW ridge around 11,800'. You can skin a ways after that but it was eventually easier to boot up. I dropped my board off around 13,200' before it got too boney. There are some serious cornices on the final, flatter push to the summit, and on the summit itself. Excellent powder on the upper ridge and all the way down the gully for about 2,600' vertical of continuous riding! 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2019-04-23, By: SurfNTurf
Info: Road was dry to the trailhead parking area. Intermittent snow and dry (read: mud) for the first 1.3 miles until the lefthand turnoff (very easy to miss). Solid snowshoe/skin track from there. I ditched snowshoes around treeline and booted up the NW slope, which never got steeper than 30 degrees. I used an ice ax and microspikes for most of the ascent. Hopped rocks for the last 200 feet to the ridge, where the summit was only a short walk away. Mind the cornices. Wonderful glissade most of the way down, not quite steep enough to get up enough speed for anything more than a leisurely slide. 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2019-04-16, By: Giant hills
Info: Road to split was plowed. Make sure to take notice because a tall snowbank blocks the Y in the road. From there snowshoes needed. Went straight up the bowl wore snowshoes until upper face. Ditched them and went straight up it and just rock hopped to summit. Would've been easier to take ridge. Didn't use traction of any sort. Took ridge down back to snowshoe stash didn't use traction but would've been nice. Did a nice sloppy snowboard descent.The bowl had awesome snow minus a few hard spots here or there. Buddy dropped in maybe 100-200ft from summit. I did a few hundred feet lower. Snow in trees was amazing.nice and consolidated with a few inches of powder layer on top. 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2019-04-07, By: Madison08
Info: We took the NW gully instead of the ridge. Gully was in perfect condition with consolidated snow. Snowshoes are a must for the junction of the road to the gully. Traction is also recommended as the ridge is completely wind loaded with very hard snow/ice. Beautiful route and should be for the next 1-2 weeks. 
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