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imontopRoute Climbed: Church Fork Date Climbed: June 26, 2005  Sucess!


Decided at the last minute to climb. Made it along with all the other million people. Nice peak, but if you're looking for solitude, this is the wrong place.
Posted Jun 26, 2005 7:44 pm

nebbenRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!


As long as we're going for an informal speed record on the west slopes, I did it in 1:04:29 from edge of asphalt in the Wasatch Boulevard parking lot to the highest rock on top. Some running, blood taste in mouth, and 40mph headwinds for about 10 minutes after the start were interesting.

I saw a woman excited about seeing a Leopard Lily near the top, a flower she "had never seen around here, ever". It was definitely a fantastic flower. A moose could be seen trotting around the Church Fork saddle below the summit (and scaring dogs), and a few ultra-loud-mouthed hikers (also scaring dogs and hikers) at the top. They were drinking from 2-liter bottles of Coke (with special fabric harnesses to hike with). Almost unbelievable.
Posted Jun 12, 2005 10:25 am

BignickRoute Climbed: Church Fork Trail Date Climbed: July 27 01
Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2007


I have climbed this peak several times, twice going thru snow, one of which I was post-holeing to the summit in crotch deep snow with shorts on. This can be very hot in the summer when done mid day from the west. My latest climb was Feb. 03, 07 started late in the day and got down at dark. It was snowy all the way with ice covering most of the trail. Crampons were not necessary but ski poles would have made it faster and safer.
Posted Jun 4, 2005 7:04 pm

nebbenRoute Climbed: Dragon's Tail Ridge Date Climbed: 5-31-05  Sucess!


Decided for something different. I failed to read what BW2 means (bushwack rating), but did afterward. I would consider the brush above the dragon's tail to be BW3 to BW4 in most places. My legs have finally stopped bleeding! =) 2:06 up. It was dismal because of the backtracking and "now where the hell do we go" states that we constantly kept getting into. West slopes down. Beautiful cliffs and a decent trail at first though.
Posted Jun 1, 2005 6:08 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: May 14th, 2005  Sucess!


Made it to the West Slopes variation junction in 35 min, Pharoahs Glen junction in 55 minutes.

Made it to the top in 1:09:30. Round trip in ca. 2 hrs.

Let's see if I can do it faster next time!
Posted May 16, 2005 10:48 am

mountaingazelleRoute Climbed: Church Fork Date Climbed: May 19, 2002  Sucess!


Hiked on a very hot day. The trail is short and follows switchbacks up to the ridge. There were tons of people out hiking because the trail is very popular. Grandeur Peak can be climbed all year.
Posted Apr 30, 2005 8:50 pm

Nate DRoute Climbed: Church Fork Date Climbed: 1985-88  Sucess!

Nate D

Hiked many times. I have watched the sunset, fireworks in the valley on the 4th of July, and opened my mission call on this peak. Views of Mt. Olympus or mighty fine.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 4:32 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: January 2nd, 2005  Sucess!


Ascended Grandeur Pk w/ Joe Bullough before heading on to Church Fork Pk and the Mt Aire saddle. We experienced some very deep snow drifts that made the hiking hard on Millcreek Ridge
Posted Feb 14, 2005 5:13 pm

nebbenRoute Climbed: West ridge up, Church Fork down Date Climbed: February 13, 2005  Sucess!


I felt bummed out that I missed the previous day because of weather. I put on some running shoes, gaiters, and ascended the West ridge in about 1:35. Some windblown snow probably within 300 vertical feet of the summit, and more on the East ridge heading to Church fork trail. Very slushy almost all the way down to Churchfork TH from the saddle. Ran down the canyon and back to the original TH for the West side. Very fun! 3:55 for complete traverse, with about 35 minutes of breaks.
Posted Feb 14, 2005 11:38 am

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: December 30, 2004  Sucess!


In order to sneak in a little more vertical for the year, I hiked up this with Joe after work. The high winds made it interesting (some mountain gusts were reported as high as 80 mph, but ours probably didn't exceed 70?), especially at one point when a rear gust carried me up the hill and I had to run with my legs for a few yards in order to keep from toppling over!

Time up: 1:20
Posted Dec 30, 2004 1:27 pm

boojemRoute Climbed: Church Fork, West slopes Date Climbed: numerous  Sucess!
Hiked, run and even skiied for 30 years...A great place, especially in order to get away from SLC's inversions.
Posted Dec 21, 2004 1:32 pm

craghagRoute Climbed: west slopes Date Climbed: December 11,04  Sucess!


Also other routes and occasions!
Posted Dec 12, 2004 11:36 am

ecallahanRoute Climbed: From Church Fork Date Climbed: February 2003  Sucess!


Snowshoed this in mid-morning. Chilly views of mountain mist across canyon. SLC only slightly visible from top because of cloud cover. Could see eastern ranges all snow covered. Peaceful. Followed the ridge back down to the trailhead in knee-deep fresh powder. Sweet!
Posted Oct 5, 2004 6:42 pm

MrWasatchRoute Climbed: Church Fork and West Slopes Date Climbed: many  Sucess!


Great spring hike if it's not too crowded. Church Fork route is much nicer, west side is brutally steep in some spots.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 7:09 pm

mtn runrRoute Climbed: NW Butress, SW Butress, Church Fork Date Climbed: many times  Sucess!

mtn runr

Rattlers plentiful on SW Butress
Posted May 21, 2004 10:17 pm

hardy301Date Climbed: 200, 2001  Sucess!
A very fun hike that the whole family can enjoy.
Posted Apr 28, 2004 4:58 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: many routes Date Climbed: Many times, all seasons  Sucess!


This is a nice peak to climb, although for some reason flies love to hang around the summit in the summer. I'd say my two favorite ascents were from the northwest ridge and snowshoeing up Church Fork in the winter.

I'm kicking myself yet again since this is another peak that I'd been thinking of doing a page on for a while.
Posted Oct 15, 2003 7:57 pm

John StyrnolRoute Climbed: Church Fork Date Climbed: December 7, 2002  Sucess!

John Styrnol

I've done this peak about 4 times, very nice dayhike. Awesome views.
Posted Aug 26, 2003 11:06 am

ScottRoute Climbed: many routes Date Climbed: many, many times  Sucess!


Many times, all seasons
Posted Aug 21, 2003 12:51 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: 08/12/2003  Sucess!


I have climbed this peak from every angle in winter and summer.
Posted Aug 12, 2003 10:02 am

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