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McKennaSliding rocks?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Glad to check this one off the list. It was beautiful up top, but as Anders stated accurately, it was a slog.
Posted Dec 22, 2014 12:19 pm

yojimbo722West Summer Couloirs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013


Second solo attempt up Pole Couloir this summer. I haven't used summitpost and have taken a more 'exploritory' approach to climbs. First attempt left me moving north out of the couloir and under the cliff bands. I'd taken verbal directions from a seasoned climber but crossed north out of the couloir too soon.

On this attempt, I made it up the Pole Couloir and traversed the entire ridge to the north weather station and back across to the South Summit when clouds rolled in and rain started falling. I decided to get off the ridge and drop into the South Summit Couloir (not being familiar with it). This made for a long and tentative (but ultimately successful) descent. I wouldn't recommend South Summit Couloir as a summertime route. But Pole Couloir is a relatively quick but tricky way up and down the mountain.

Spotted more than two dozen mountain goats, but not another hiker all day.
Posted Sep 17, 2013 8:12 am

apachedinoPerfect Conditions on Pole Line  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2013


It had been really hot for about a week and then a small dusting of snow followed by a good freeze. Got a 6 o'clock start and thought it was late, but this west facing route stayed hard the whole way up. The perfect schink schink of the crampons! The road was not open past the lookout, but the trail was dry until the route started and was completely in to the ridge and then to the summit. Been looking to do this one for awhile. Glad I got to experience it in good conditions.
Posted Jun 19, 2013 6:31 pm

Moogie737via Upper Pole Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2013


With ZeeJay on a bluebird day. About 800' of crampon climbing in the couloir, lots of scree/tundra en route to the saddle and a couple dozen corniced clumps of leftover snow on the ridge between 10,761 and the actual summit.
Posted Jun 5, 2013 12:31 pm

ZeeJayvia Upper Pole Coloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2013


Went up the Upper Pole Coloir with Moogie737. The bottom and top of the coloir were melted out but the middle was nice. We skipped the top part and used the ridge to the north. We also went to 10760.
Posted Jun 4, 2013 8:34 pm

Brian JenkinsLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Brian Jenkins

Debated what mountain to hike on my off day driving back from CO and saw this one from the motel window. Have to give the Wasatch its due, for a 12-13 mile RT hike/scramble, this one definitely gave me my money's worth. The hike up to the ridge (Dry Creek route) was pleasant enough but then the constant ups and downs and meandering to find the right route added up. Took me just under 5 hours to summit. Once you make the South Cascade summit though, the ridge to the true summit goes quicker than it looks. Saw goats from the summit and a paraglider buzzed around too. Got cute on the way back and thought about cutting down early to the trailhead but ended up in brambles and went back to the ridge. Probably another reason it took so long. Wish there was a summit register on this one as I was the only one on the peak this day. Would have been neat to see how many people climb this one. Started driving back to Portland from the trailhead. That was one long drive too....
Posted Jun 17, 2012 8:05 pm

PrinceOfNorwaySlog Slog Slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Going up was easy but coming down was tough because of all the rocks. We went up the Squaw Peak road and hiked up the West Face. The rocks were too large to slide on and too small to hop on...bwreow...Anyway, up there it's not bad. Thanks Cascade!
Posted Oct 21, 2011 5:44 pm

rmjwintersSouth Ridge via Dry Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011


Hiked via Dry Canyon 3.5 miles to the divide. Scrambled the ridge to both south and north summits. GPS showed 6.6 miles one way.
Posted Aug 31, 2011 4:00 pm

DarrenKnezekCrow's Foot to Vivian Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011
Drove up Squaw Peak road to where Upper Pole Couloir had avalanched across the road. Hiked a little over two miles to the start of The Crow's Foot. Climbed up the Middle Toe and onto the ridge. From here we hiked to South Cacade, Cascade Mountain, Radio Summit, and then down the North East ridge into Vivian Park. Lot's of bushwacking the final 2,000 feet of descent. A very long day!
Posted Jul 5, 2011 10:03 am

rockhop23Upper Pole Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011


Thanks to a bumper crop of snow this year, this route was possible in late June. We stayed on snow from the Squaw Peak trail to the summit due to an avalanche covering the road just above the quarry. This is a great route if the conditions are right and you feel comfortable with the rock fall potential and the steep crux section. Otherwise, a very nice day. See pics at www.lanep.org
Posted Jun 23, 2011 4:29 pm

thigbeeCrow's Foot Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2010


I went up the left toe of the couloir, came down Upper Pole Couloir. Deep snow on top.

TR with pics on my blog: http://tristanhigbee.com/crows-foot-couloir-left-toe-cascade-mountain/
Posted Feb 18, 2011 10:43 pm

runbyu1Ran South Ridge from Squaw Peak Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007


Ran up from Squaw Peak road. Awesome ridge riding all the way to the Summit and then on to the North Summit which was totally worth going to as there were tons of Mountain goats over there and great views down which couldn't be seen from the True summit. Ran back pretty quick the same way.
Posted Nov 8, 2010 3:00 pm

tmcraneSouth Ridge via Dry Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010


What a climb! This mountain definitely lives up to its reputation as one of the toughest in the Wasatch. Incredible views and plenty of scrambling make this a must-do for anyone up to the challenge.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 12:28 pm

builttospillUpper Pole Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2005


June 15, 2005: Climbed Upper Pole Couloir. Not a bad jaunt in just over an hour to the top. It's nice to be able to drive to the base of the couloir and just cruise up so quickly.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 3:44 pm

thigbeeNot as bad as I thought it would be...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009


With all the horror stories of this hike, I was expecting something pretty brutal. I was pleasantly surprised, though. I don't think this hike is any more difficult than Timp. If you're in good enough shape to be climbing the other tall Wasatch peaks, this one won't be any harder.

Left the Dry Fork trailhead at 6 and made it to south summit at 8:40 and the true summit at 9:30. According to my GPS, it's 6.6 miles from the trailhead to true summit.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 1:02 am

kteichertCheck that off the list!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009


Cascade is one of the most rewarding, and difficult hikes I have ever done. My friend, Adam and I hit all 4 main summits. I really liked that it was a summit that not many people go to. I like to go where not many people hike. But the bushwhacking, especially since we didn't follow the trail down was where the real stories came.
Posted Aug 3, 2009 11:54 am

aprovanceCascade via Dry Fork Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009


Hit the Dry Fork TH at 6am. Made it to the of top the true summit at 1030am. Had lunch while enjoying the views. My friend Kyle and I then hiked to the northern most peak, while his wife and the other two girls stayed at the true summit, and checked out the weather antennae and the view down Provo Canyon. We bushwhacked down one of the draws. Didn't see another person past the saddle. Great views, great weather! Signed the register on south summit.
Posted Aug 1, 2009 9:15 pm

byatesVia Bunnels  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 1994


I've climbed it twice via Bunnel's I believe the 2nd trip was in 97 or 98, alot of nettle. Next time I do it will be with snow cover.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 3:31 pm

ericwillhiteSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


Did it in 6.5 hours at a steady pace, few breaks. There is a climbers trail over 98% of the route from the saddle to the true summit, so if you aren't on it you are probably not on the easiest route. Lots of goats up there making trails as well. Pics and route map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/cascade_mountain/utah_county_hiking_220.htm
Posted Sep 1, 2008 9:43 pm

Bruce ChristensenBeautiful!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2008

Bruce Christensen

My friend Brett and I made a winter attempt on the middle summit via the northeast ridge. We made it to about 9600 feet before turning around. Although we didn't reach our goal, the day was absolutely beautiful, and it was well worth the effort.

Trip report: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/381192/winter-ascent-via-northeast-ridge.html
Posted Feb 17, 2008 3:17 pm

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