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Dutch Mountain

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.22378°N / 113.84368°W

Object Title: Dutch Mountain

County: Tooele

Activities: Scrambling

Elevation: 7794 ft / 2376 m

 

Page By: ericwillhite

Created/Edited: May 2, 2010 / May 2, 2010

Object ID: 618227

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Overview

What a great outing climbing Dutch Mountain makes, especially if you can do it in the winter. Dutch Mountain is like the bow of a giant ship sailing in the ocean. When you reach the farthest point (the true summit) you have desert on three sides and you wish you could just sail off with a hang glider. I've climbed many peaks at the edge of the salt flats but this one is really seems to stand out there. Dutch Mountain is also the 89th most prominent peak in Utah so it gets a few visitors trying to accomplish the 100 prominence list. This route takes advantage of the higher elevation start and a bonus peak called Woodman but other access might be possible when all the snow is melted.

Dutch
From peak 5454 "Utah Rock"

Dutch from Elepahant Knoll
From Elephant Knoll

Getting There

From Wendover, go south on Alt Highway 93 for 28 miles. Turn left on Ibapah Road and follow for 17 miles. Turn left on Gold Hill Road and follow to Gold Hill Pass. Park anywhere around the pass.

Dutch Mountain Map
Dutch Mountain Map


Red Tape

None that I know of.

Gold Hill Pass Route

Its a straightforward route up to the summit of Woodman. Head for the more northern peak visible, where there is a saddle on it's west side. You could skip the extra climb up Woodman by traversing from the saddle around the north side (we did this on our return). Once past Woodman, there is a another large climb to the big false summit of Dutch. Once you get there, you see 3 more bumps along the ridgeline. The distant one is your summit. Luckly the terrain is easy with no brush to deal with. The second to last bump has a communication tower on it serviced by helicopter. The register on the top was placed recently showing only one party a year for the last 2 years. 3.4 miles, 3,000 gain

 
Dutch Mountain Route
Woodman Peak

 
Dutch Sunrise
Sunrise from Woodman


 
Dutch false summit one
On summit of Woodman Peak

 
False summit 2
Dutchman false summit


 
Utah Peak
View of Utah Peak

 
South to Deep Creeks
Looking south to Deep Creek Range


 
Ridge traverse
Traversing the ridge

 
On ridge traverse
Ridge Traverse


 
True summit in distance
True summit in distance

 
True summit
True summit


 
On the summit
On the summit

 
Signing the register
Signing the register


 
Hiking back on ridge
Hiking back on ridge

 
Woodman Peak
Northside of Woodman Peak

External Links

A few more pictures here:
http://www.willhiteweb.com/utah_climbing/western_desert/dutch_mountain_019.htm

Other peaks in Utahs Western Desert:
http://www.willhiteweb.com/utah/western_desert_peaks/climbing_400.htm

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