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Mount Gould
Mount Gould Montana.jpg
Mount Gould with eastern cliff face
Highest point
Elevation 9,557 ft (2,913 m)
Prominence 1,953 ft (595 m)
Parent peak Mount Siyeh
Listing Mountains in Glacier County, Montana
Parent range Lewis Range
Topo map USGS Logan Pass
First ascent 1920 by Frank B. Wynn, Harry R. Horn, Henry H. Goddard, and party
Easiest route West Face (scramble/Class 3)

Mount Gould (9,557 ft (2,913 m)) is a peak on the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, Montana, United States. It is the highest point of the Garden Wall, a distinctive ridge of the Lewis Range. It is most notable for its huge, steep east face, which drops 4,000 ft (1,220 m) in only one-half mile (0.8 km). This face provides a backdrop to Grinnell Lake, and is often photographed.

The first recorded ascent of Mount Gould was in 1920, by Frank B. Wynn, Harry R. Horn, Henry H. Goddard, and party. They used the West Face route, which is the easiest and most commonly used route today. It starts from the Highline Trail, which skirts the west side of the peak, and involves some rock scrambling but no technical climbing.

Climbing the sheer East Face of Mount Gould is theoretically possible; however the brittle, loose nature of the rock in Glacier National Park makes the ascent highly technical, unpleasant, and dangerous.

Mount Gould from Grinnell Glacier Trail 2
East face of Mount Gould above Grinnell Lake
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