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aobbardEasier from West side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2005

aobbard

I'm surprised nobody else seems to have climbed this one from the West side. In October 2005 a buddy and I intended to climb Ibapah but it stormed that night as we camped in the Snake Valley below. The next morning there was clearly a foot+ on the Deep Creeks. So we turned around, drove across the valley and climbed G.H. Hansen. We had only the BLM 30x60 and no beta, but just worked our way East up the main ridge to the peak. It was challenging, but honestly no big deal. From the reports here, it was WAY easier than the Eastern approach.

There were only 2 notable difficulties. First, we couldn't get close to the range. We saw a 4WD track on the BLM 30x60 coming in from the NW but after driving up/down the road that runs North->South paralleling the range to the West, were unable to find it. (Frustratingly, when we finally summitted, we could see the track down below us...) So finally we just set off cross-country, an extra- but easy- 4 miles of walking to begin, and again to finish, the hike.

The 2nd challenge was a brief class 4 chute just before the summit. Maybe 20 feet, no big deal, one at a time to avoid stoning each other. We loved this peak. I was on Ibapah and Haystack last week, looking over at it wistfully, thinking about how I need to get back up it...
Posted Sep 4, 2012 12:04 am

Pfeiffer75Routefinding!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

Pfeiffer75

A great hike with tons of bushwacking and routefinding. Tried to take the standard route through the south drainage. Ended up getting sidetracked in one of the minor drainages. Ended up still finding a short 4th class section on one of the cliff bands. Once past this cliff band, a standard climb to the south saddle and then north to the summit. Last register entry was Eric's in March of 2009. On the way down, we had to do a lot of routefinding due to coming across a 50' cliff band. Ended up heading south into the main drainage east of "Fish Head Peak" and where we had camped the night before. Definately a tough and remote peak, but the solitude and views were well worth it
Posted May 9, 2010 10:15 pm

ericwillhite3 Great Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

ericwillhite

After I climbed up George, I continued along the ridge south climbing two more challenging pekas (Peaks 8354 and 8220). Requires a bit of route finding skill and some minor class 3 spots but a surprisingly fun scramble route few have ever done. Full report at http://www.willhiteweb.com/utah/western_desert/george_hansen_peak_284.htm
Posted Mar 14, 2009 11:20 pm

DeanWhat a beast  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2008

Dean

Using the information that the author of this page provides, we summitted but it was probably the hardest mountain I've done in utah to this date. There were four of us altogether and the other three are very experienced Arizonan's who are used to tough desert mountains. It took us most of a day as some sections are susceptible to rock fall and the more you have in a party, the slower you go through some sections. I wouldn't recommend doing this solo but two would work well. As mentioned, pay attention to the route finding and perhaps there might be an easier route from the west side. The register had just a few entries. Enough said.
Posted May 18, 2008 10:50 pm

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