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merrellRoute Climbed: Gad Valley Gulch to White Pine Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007


Awesome views in all directions, but smokey because of fires in Utah County. We could smell the smoke as it seemed to be blowing directly at Red Top. Knife edge on decent to the east was fun, but loose stuff at top of east peak was very unpleasant.
Posted Jun 27, 2007 12:25 pm

Moogie737Via the Pipeline chute, Snowbird  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2011


My 4th ascent of these towering giants which overlook Snowbird Ski Resort was my 2nd winter ascent. Thanks to Lana for excellent support and stamina. We attained the northern part of the ridge west of Gad Valley, then followed the ridge to the west twin and the east twin and then down to the low point on the gnarly spine which leads to Hidden Peak. A few spots were dicey. From there a cautious descent to the Road to Provo and back up to the tram for a respite from the swirling winds. Without crampons we would never have made it. TH to tram was @ 7 hrs. #5 on 5-20-08 with a 3:30 a.m. Gad valley start under a full moon slowly sinking in the southwestern sky. No wind (!) on the west summit. Had to hike down since the tram was not operational. Back to the car in 6+40 total time. Thanks to Dave & Lana. #6 8-5-08 w/ Brent, Lana & Dave. Our ridge run included Red Baldy and Haystack and the peak south from the east A.F. Twin Peak. Perfect day. #7 5-5-09 to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Ole! With Dave - booted first two hours, snowshoes to East Twin Peak, crampons down. Traversed the entire knife-edge spine on awesome if not scary corniced rock ridges. 4+00 to East Twin Peak. #8 5-15-10 W/ Walt. Heavy soft snow. Of course we bagged Haystack before the twins; 4+33 to west Twin. Boots to 9,400', then crampons. 2+40 back to White Pine TH. Gorgeous day. #9 6-22-10 W/ Dave. Part of reverse Bullion Divide from White Pine TH to White Baldy, Red Baldy, Haystack, the Twins and over to Hidden Peak & the welcome tram ride down. Crampons from Maybird bridge to just below White Baldy summit, then scrambling mixed with snow ridges, even on the knife-edge to Hidden Peak. Great day. 9+ hrs to tram. #10 on 10-2-10 w/ Brent & Jans from White Pine TH to saddle s of Haystack, then Haystack and the twins. Scurried across the knife-edge to Hidden Peak and took the tram down to a waiting Oktoberfest with oompah music at Snowbird resort. Perfect fall weather. #11 on 1-11-11 (!) w/ Dave & ZeeJay. 4+28 up, very cold, had to don crampons half way up the west side of Haystack (Red Top). 2+28 down via nw ridge of Haystack. #12 6-7-11 W/ Dave (& Brian & Christine on skis) from the Bird via the Pipeline Chute. Steeep! #13 7-10-12 W/ Brent. Part of reverse Bullion Divide as far as Hidden Peak. 0+50 from East AF peak to Hidden Peak. #14 & #15 7-9-13, 7-11-13 on nice weather days from White Pine TH over Red Top and on to Hidden, Mt. Baldy (& Sugarload on the 9th) and then ride tram down - the only way to go down!
Posted Apr 24, 2007 10:10 pm

weeds19Nearly Complete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2004


My wife and I hiked this one from Snowbird and took the tram down. The ridge line definitely looks worse than it actually is. We enjoyed the hike and the great views. This summit put us one peak away from completing the UT county highpoints.
Posted Mar 2, 2007 7:29 pm

soccermanVery fun short hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


I went up the tram with my family and My dad, two brothers and I began to hike over to these peaks along the ridgeline. My younger brother and dad turned back after a little because the ridgeline was a little much for them.
Posted Dec 26, 2006 6:33 pm

OutdoorpartnerHarder than I thought  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2005


I was intimidated in a few spots, but we made it in time to see a fire burning in the distance!
Posted Oct 5, 2006 6:12 am

Dennis PoulinTram Ride  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Dennis Poulin

Dean and I rode the tram up and then hiked over to American Fork Twin Peak. We bypassed most of the ridge line both coming and going.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 8:03 pm

DeanNortheast Ridge variation via Mineral Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006


Instead of going right at the ridgeline (where I had a nasty accident last year), Dennis and I went up to the black rock part of the ridge from a steep slope from Mineral Basin. We met 5 guys coming down who had traversed over from White Pine Lake as we ascended up the spine of East Twin. It was nice to get this one off of my back and I enjoyed the tremendous views from the West Twins summit. Awesome. My TR is HERE
Posted Aug 26, 2006 4:42 pm

eric9262Planes, Trams, and Ridges  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2006


Flew in from Atlanta and grabbed the tram up to Hidden Peak. The weather was troublesome for me (being a flatlander) but the sun shone when I hit both Twins. Was tempted by Red Stack but the weather and the fact that this was my "acclimatization day" sent me scree skiing down. Spooked PellucidWombat's goat at the very top of Pipeline Couloir. Nice day.
Posted Aug 23, 2006 8:52 pm

climbingchican easy major peak to climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


A nice peak I've been on time and time again. I think I've been able to hike this peak every year for several years now. Didnt feel so good on my descent but the ascent wasnt bad. made it in 3 hours from cecret lake.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 10:08 pm

J AndersonOne of the best  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

J Anderson

This was probably the best part of my trip along the Bullion Divide. I wasn't too tired and it felt great to stand on top of the world.
Posted Aug 12, 2006 3:38 am

Jeremy FranchowRoute climbed: via White Pine Fork  Sucess!

Jeremy Franchow

Date climbed: Sept 2002. Blizzard on top. Summitted Red Top Mtn. on the way. Saw two moose sitting next to a pond on the descent back into White Pine. Fun!
Posted Aug 4, 2006 10:23 pm

dillweedone of my first high peaks  Sucess!


hiked it with the Boy Scouts for that day when you flash mirrors to other peaks (I forget the name). Came up the mining road above Silver Lake Res. and camped above 10,000 ft. Fun trip with awesome views.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 5:56 am

JLarsenRoute climbed: East Ridge via Snowbird  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005


A fun way up, If you have had sleep and food before you go. It is a fun 3rd class ridge before you get to the steep section to the summit.
Posted Apr 29, 2006 6:11 am

hiker100AF TWin Peaks via Silver Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005


Started at Silver Lake in AF hiked up to the saddle between red baldy and white baldy. Went up and over red baldy then down and up red top and then to twin peaks.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 11:04 pm

nebbenGood view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2003


Came up via Snowbird roads in Gad Valley. Avalanche control explosive debris can be found all over the boulders heading up to the WhitePine/GadValley ridge. I saw a helicopter ferry a stricken climber down from below Pfeifferhorn...I later heard a couple of boulders rolled on top of her on a hillside.
Posted Mar 11, 2006 5:27 am

madjohnboRoute Climbed: Northeast ridge Date Climbed: Oct, 2005  Sucess!


Summited along with madsjim. The ridge is fun, and in my opinion much more "knife-edge" than the Pfeifferhorn, though with less exposure. I doubt anybody else summitted that day.
Posted Nov 12, 2005 12:43 pm

madsjimRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 2005  Sucess!


I kind of cheated by taking the tram to Hidden Peak, but I just wanted a nice little hike and the ridge was great fun. I don't think the knife edge is as bad as some may say, at no point is there any real exposure to danger.
Posted Oct 28, 2005 11:10 am

rockhop23Route Climbed: East Ridge via Snowbird Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!


Biked to the top of the tram and ditched our bikes. Then took the ridgeline to the West. A bit gnarly in places. Descended via the shale slope then picked up the Road to Provo back to our bikes.
Posted Oct 8, 2005 5:36 pm

Ammon HatchRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!

Ammon Hatch

Hiked as part of the Bullion after hiking sugarloaf, baldy, and hidden. The ridge wore right through myself and my partner, as neither of us got a good nights sleep the night before.
Posted Jul 29, 2005 1:45 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Pipeline Couloir Date Climbed: July 25th, 2005  Sucess!


Really fun snow climb - steeper and scarier than expected, but that's probably in part due to the fact that I was soloing. There were a few scary instances where I had to dodge rocks flying down the couloir as a &*#^ mountain goat was walking along the top! Descended via the Northeast Ridge and pondered trying out a smaller north ridge spur.

It was a great climb, and I was back down in time for lunch!
Posted Jul 26, 2005 12:36 pm

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