Indeed. I got my start in SOTA using 2m, and I still use it in addition to (or sometimes as a backup to) HF. One of my most memorable early activations was Mount Whitney (W6/SN-001). That’s a 22-mile (35.5km) round trip with 6000+ feet (1829m) of elevation gain. I made contacts over 90 miles (145km) using a 2-meter HT. I did this as a single-day, trail-running effort, so there was no way I was going to bring an HF rig with me at the time (I didn’t yet know morse).
Whenever I do 2 meters (or any band, for that matter), I self-spot if I am able.
If you don’t want to see spots for 2 meters, I recommend using filtering. One really great app for receiving SOTA notifications is HamAlert. What a great app! You can configure it pretty much any way you like, including filtering by band/mode, and you can choose where the notifications go (phone app, sms, email, etc). It’s also quite good for other alerts (DX, etc.).