Mt. Guyot  
Condition Updates  
Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2021-04-21, By: bergsteigen
Info: Skied the NW face today. Nice cold powder off the top, got heavier as we descended. Skin skied right off the top. Sucked to walk the plowed road out instead of sliding it like last time. 
Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2021-04-18, By: Sglm14
Info: Condition was good on the NW slope today and weather wasn't too bad with mild winds on the summit. Used traction a mile after the little french gulch trail to the summit. NW ridge was sketchy with cornice on top of the ridge above the trees so we went up the center of the slope. Glissaded close to a 1000' 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2021-01-01, By: gluckhikes
Info: Road is well packed and accessible. A good skin track follows the trail and switchbacks up to the ridge at treeline. Still some snowshoe postholing for me, the snow is very unconsolidated. Climbing the steeper parts of the ridge is tricky with loose talus half-covered in powder. Takes some time to get through. Prerty unique views from this isolated summit. 
Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-12-05, By: angry
Info: Trail to Little French Gulch is well trenched and packed down. Once you turn up the slope to gain the ridge, prepare for post hole city. I didn't use flotation, but if you don't like swimming you may want to. Snow was unconsolidated and I punched through from 4 inches to mid-thigh. On the ridge there's crap sugar snow over loose talus all the way to the summit. Descended the gully in hopes of glissade opportunities which were non existent but provided good plunge stepping. 
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Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-11-22, By: habaceeba
Info: Beautiful day for it. The morning was windless and it picked up from the south in the early afternoon but was at my back. The Michigan Creek road to the blocked FS 805 closed turn off is maybe passable without 4wd, but there is a long section of road on a N aspect that I was happy to have 4wd on. In the woods on the way up, the snow was sometimes 1' deep, but most snow was avoidable until descending E from summit. This is a great route and the 2+ finish after the long ridge was an excellent challenge. The ridgeline after the intermediate E ridge has a spectacular drop into the valley. I took spikes, but never pulled them out. I highly recommend this route in dry conditions 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-11-22, By: ScottLovesRMNP
Info: Too much snow now to follow the summer route, but not enough to do the winter route. Ended up in misery climbing the scree to reach the northwest ridge. Descending via the north ridge was MUCH easier -- almost no scree and much more tundra and larger, stable rocks. Wish I would have gone up and down via the north ridge. Beautiful day up there though -- light winds and abundant sunshine! 
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Route: Northwest Ridge/Slope
Posted On: 2020-11-03, By: amkempf
Info: Great day out with perfect temps and zero wind. Route has thin snow and is tracked to the split for the NW ridge and winter route where all tracks stop. With spikes (recommended) I climbed straight up the snow (steep) to the ridge and traveled there on mostly dry rock interspersed with snow patches. Buck 45 up and...slightly less down. 
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. 

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