Montana, United States
Kintla Peak is located in Glacier National Park, Montana, United States and is the tallest mountain in the Livingston Range. The mountain is in the remote northwest corner of the park and requires a hike of almost 15 miles (24 km) from the nearest road just to reach the base of the mountain.
Kintla Peak is notable for its large rise above local terrain; nearby Upper Kintla Lake is only 4,370 ft (1,332 m) in elevation. (Kintla Peak's northern neighbor Kinnerly Peak has an even more dramatic drop to Upper Kintla Lake.) This helps make Kintla "the most arduous climb in the northwest section of the park" (Edwards 1995:89). The standard route is the Southeast Ridge Route, from the Agassiz Glacier basin. This route has a long approach and a large total vertical gain, and involves rock scrambling up to Class 4, in addition to some climbing on snow, depending on the season. Other routes include the East Ridge, West Face, and Upper North Face routes.