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swenspudFun, Difficult, and Beautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2016


This is a challenging hike, but well worth the incredibly views. I would consider the route finding from South Thunder to Upper Bells as the crux of this route. Take GPS. After a long day of scrambling, navigating the boulder fields and hiking out through Bells Canyon is long and tedious. Enjoy!
Posted Jun 27, 2016 12:06 am

Matthew Van HornBack as an ultra-runner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2015

Matthew Van Horn

Classic Beatout route. Late-May snow provided a challenge as we were in shin-deep snow much of the way. We successfully navigated Bells without problems. Make it easy on yourself - do not go near the upper reservoir. Stay to the left then get on the granite slabs above the boulder field. There you will pick up the trail. 9.5 hours total.
Posted May 31, 2015 8:03 pm

edgeThe Beatout  Sucess!


Nice long hike with plenty of nice scrambling. The cliffs on lightning ridge are really awesome!
Posted Sep 27, 2014 5:23 pm

sandramhickey@yahoo.com13 hrs!!   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2014


Did this hike on a hot summer day and had to fill up our water from the snowmelt near lightning ridge! Very long - 13 hrs, and some fun scrambling, nothing to difficult. I would suggest going with someone as you will be very far from everyone. Only saw a few people on the trail. Had to use GPS to find the upper bells canyon reservoir as it is quit hidden once you start the decent. Keep to the right and good luck!:) Did this with my two sisters Lisa and Michele the Mountain Goat, way to go awesome ladies!!!
Posted Jul 27, 2014 3:05 am

yadahzoemtnGreat Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2010


Have done this one a number of times.
Posted Jul 17, 2014 9:56 am

Rocky AlpsBeatout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2014

Rocky Alps

Did this route with David and Kendrick. The views were among the best I've seen in the Wasatch, thanks in part to some cool, cloudy weather. See "Misty Mountains" trip report for details.
Posted Jul 6, 2014 3:42 am

David MortensenBeatout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2014

David Mortensen

I did the Beatout Route with Brandon and Kendrick. It was an incredibly scenic route. It was a long day but worth it. (Pfiefferhorn, Upwop, Chipman, South Thunder).
Posted Jun 28, 2014 6:29 pm

MAerow/ WMC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013
12 hour day, great weather, awesome scramble! Trip report
Posted Aug 5, 2013 11:08 pm

utahjimkit beat me up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2013


With WMC group (organized by Julie). It was too warm for the snow to support us well. Lightning Ridge to S Thunder Peak section was especially difficult due to post-holing, collapses etc. The descent through Bells Canyon was a wet slog. Glissading was minimal.
#2: 20 May 2017 - successful hike for 8 total WMC group (organized by Moogie737). All 4 peaks again visited on a long beautiful day, with snow conditions somewhat suboptimal due to fresh snow from 3-4 days earlier snowstorm
Posted May 12, 2013 3:24 pm

voxnihiliHazy Solitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


Pretty smoky day from regional fires so the views for much of the hike were pretty limited. Still a great trip. Didn't see anyone from Red Pine to below Upper Bells Reservoir.
Posted Mar 5, 2013 2:39 pm

scgrantBeatout Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013


8/4/2013 With the WMC. Awesome route. Long day.
5/11/2013 With the WMC. Thirteen hour day from the White Pine trailhead to the Bells Canyon trailhead. Still quite a bit of snow on the ridges coupled with unseasonably warm weather made for a very slow go. Soft, heavy, wet snow. Still a blast though.
6/3/2012 With the Wasatch Mountain Club, lead by byates. Total time 9 hrs. 15 min.
Posted Jul 2, 2012 12:15 am

vanman798Pfeifferhorn, Upwop, Chipman, S. Thunder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2012


The author of this page and I did this route May 19, 2012.

It took us 3.5 hours to reach the Pfeifferhorn, about 40 minutes over to Upwop, 1.5 hours to Chipman, and 80 minutes to South Thunder. The "beatout" part of the trip was definately descending Bells Canyon, it took 3.5 hours to exit.

Being an unusually look snow year (2011/12 winter), and coupled with extra warm spring weather, we needed neither snowshoes nor crampons.
Posted May 19, 2012 11:36 pm

DonHantlaMad Mans Traverse!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011
Started off to sugarloaf 4:30 am, Baldy, AF Twin Peaks, Red Baldy, White Baldy cut down to Upper Red Pine Lake to fill up on water, back up to Pfeifferhon, Upwop, Chipmans where I met a guy named Rick. We did South and North thunder together since it was our first time for both of us and he told me about this website. After coming back to South Thunder he departed down Bells and I finished the day off with Bighorn and Lone Peak. Reached Jacobs Ladder TH at 9:10 that night. Was a great day for an even greater ridge hike!
Posted Sep 4, 2011 5:12 pm

ZeeJayWMC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2000


WMC trip headed by Walt.
Posted Dec 22, 2010 6:56 pm

MoonerUp I Go


05/29/10 with WMC
05/28/11 with WMC took just over 11 hours with few breaks
Posted Oct 29, 2010 5:56 am

Moogie737Hard to beat this route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2010


#1 W/ WMC (Walt, Carol, Lana & Kim) on 6-2-07. Good hike. #2 on 5-25-10 W/ Dave & Christine in record-deep snow. 15 hrs total, either snowshoes or crampons 95% of the time! :)
Posted May 26, 2010 3:21 pm

Scott WesemannBeat-a-licious   Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2009

Scott Wesemann

Did this with the WMC on a perfect spring day. We had a pretty fast pace, and I had a wardrobe malfunction on the way up the Pfeiff, so I only stayed on top for a few minutes, and I barely had time to catch my breath until we hit Chipman, where we took a 15 min break. This is an unbelievable hike, and I will do it again. We took a long break in Bells, and finished in 11 hours.
Posted Dec 29, 2009 4:07 pm

courtpaceBeatout and then some  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2009


Did the standard route and then added Bighorn and Lone peaks then decended down Big Willow. Good snow conditions and sunny skies.
Posted Jun 1, 2009 1:40 am

byatesmany times  Sucess!


I've done the standard route about ten times, once in reverse and twice on what was called Cassie's Beatout, which goes up to lake Hardy, climbs South Thunder, foolows the ridge east, and then down Red Pine.
Posted Dec 9, 2008 12:45 pm

vidclimberOne long day and night  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008


I did this along with the Bullion. The Beatout part was done mostly in the dark so I did not see the great views. I also ran up Lone peak while I was there.

Next in the winter and not by myself.
Posted Sep 25, 2008 8:22 pm

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