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yadahzoemtnLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2012

yadahzoemtn

Drove from Salt Lake City. Hiked it. Drove home.
Posted Sep 14, 2013 8:43 pm

awilk7Granite Creek magic in summer 2011  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011
Overnighted at the end of the road above the second stream crossing, climbed the peak the next morning. The trail was easy enough up to the meadow, we then cut cross-country up to the false summit before Ibapah, then found the cairned access trail on the backside of the false peak.

The weather was excellent until the end of our time at the summit. Dark clouds formed pretty quickly at the noon hour, but we were back to tree cover below the main saddle before the thunder began to roll.

Water was running high in Granite Canyon even at the end of August (2011 was an admittedly high-water year). The canyon was a true oasis in the desert above the vast Salt Flats. This is one magical place.
Posted Nov 6, 2012 1:14 pm

ScottIbapah  Sucess!

Scott

Via Granite Creek.
Posted Oct 23, 2012 5:12 pm

boisedocremote  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

boisedoc

this is indeed a remote mountain. I drove from Wendover and the directions were pretty good. I also made the mistake of not crossing the creek the second time on the jeep trail and ended up on an early morning bushwhack until I met up with the trail again. Lower granite canyon indeed has very cool granite formations. You cannot actually see the peak until you are quite a ways up. Overall, this is a big peak but with a pretty good trail most of the way
Posted Jun 27, 2012 1:00 am

vanman798Via Granite Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

vanman798

Took my friend Jared Ogden from Virginia up this 12,087 feet peak. Ascent time was under 4.5 hours, descent was 3 hours 15 mintues. Loved the remoteness of it. Camped along the Granite Creek, and did a little rock scambling up one of the many cool formations in the area the next morning.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 1:29 pm

louhibbardGranite Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2011
Very rewarding climb from all the effort. I noted the mileage to the first creek crossing at 3.6 miles from the beginning of the Granite Creek road. From the directions I thought I was at the 2nd crossing and missed the second crossing. Bushwhacked for a ways until I stumbled on the trail.
Posted Sep 17, 2011 11:24 pm

ZeeJayLong day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010

ZeeJay

Long day trip from SLC with Moogie737, Dave A, and John. Also did Red Mountain. Nice fall colors and perfect weather.
Posted Sep 22, 2010 12:16 pm

voxnihiliRemote  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

voxnihili

Did not see anyone else anywhere near this hike. Went up Granite Creek Canyon, camped near first stream crossing. Wanted to hit Haystack on the same trip but decided that weather was too iffy. Good decision. Got caught in microburst on the way down that scared dog, drenched me and required camera repair. Still, a great hike.
Posted Sep 1, 2010 9:11 pm

utclimberGranite Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2010
Started from a parking spot at the second creek crossing. I put snowshoes on at around 7,000 feet, and route finding became difficult around 8,000 feet where the route was completely obscured under snow. The snow was deep and soft, and even with snowshoes I postholed nearly every step. I ended up climbing the South Ridge, which was fairly steep and rocky in spots. Luckily, the ridge topped out exactly at the summit. I was hoping to climb Haystack too, but the snow conditions were really difficult.
Posted May 17, 2010 5:04 pm

Pfeiffer75Miserable climb  Sucess!

Pfeiffer75

See Pfeiffer 1 description
Posted May 10, 2010 12:32 pm

Pfeiffer1Crazy Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

Pfeiffer1

Camped the night before in Granite Creek. Rich C. and I were the only ones on the mountain. Trail to the main meadow was obscured by snow. Once we got above the meadow, snow conditions were lousy and snow shoes were useless. The weather was also not cooperating with a few claps of thunder here and there. Finally, the weather let up for 2 hours and we made the summit. Great views of Haystack, George Hansen Peak, Mt. Moriah, and Pilot Peak. On the way down, endured 3 hours of heavy rain, hail, and snow. But a great weekend in the west desert and another county highpoint down.
Posted Feb 28, 2010 12:56 pm

shphilbyWOW!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2007

shphilby

What a great hike with a fun group of people. Found a dead elk up in the flats. Took a long time and we all were tired but the views are well worth it.
Posted Sep 5, 2009 5:07 pm

SageHawkGranite Creek Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

SageHawk

Climbed from 2nd creek crossing on Granite Creek. Took 10.5 hrs for the round trip, but I took my time, especially at the summit which was a chilly 45 degrees. Didn't see another soul the 2 days I was in the area, but did see plenty of footprints on the route which was reasonably easy to follow. The trail disappears in the area between the saddle and the base of Ibapah cone, but the prominence of the peak allows you to maintain visual contact with your objective and it would be pretty tough to get lost. The summit could use a decent register as there is currently only a Vasopressin bottle with a single piece of paper inside placed at the west end of the summit. A great hike on a beautifully remote mountain. Highly recommended.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 5:20 am

Scott WesemannLots of altitude and solitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

Scott Wesemann

Took 4.5 hours to drive to the trailhead from SLC. Used directions from Moogie737 (trip report) and they were spot on. This trail is very steep and there aren't a lot of switch backs. I was hiking with my friend Greg who is not in great shape, so we had to take it pretty slow. Just before the final push Greg hit the wall and was having some chest pain, so he stopped to rest and I quickly made the final push to the summit. There were some dark clouds moving in, but nothing serious. We camped near the trailhead and didn't see another soul in two days until we were on our way out and passed two hunters coming up. We had a great time.
Posted Aug 17, 2009 3:41 pm

JDrakeGranite Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

JDrake

Camped at the trailhead. Enjoyed the plentiful water on a hot July day. Signed a summit register that consisted of a single piece of paper folded into a glass vitamin jar on the west side of the summit. Then visited the shelter and took a short nap. Left from Utah County and took 4 hours to get there via Wendover. Worth every minute of drive time...probably going to have to do a trip report on this one!
Posted Jul 14, 2009 3:25 am

ericwillhiteRoute with no view.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

ericwillhite

Wasn't too impressed with the route..no views most of the way. If I'm going to hike climb in the desert, give me views! At least the traverse over to Haystack was nice..and the summit area. Pics and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/utah_climbing/deep_creek_range/ibapah_peak_083.htm
Posted Jun 18, 2009 4:37 pm

KadeeI Did It!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2006

Kadee

I didn't think I was going to make it. It was freezing and near the top there was quite a bit of snow. I remember crawling through the deep snow and getting very frustrated, but guess what?! ...I did it! And now it is one of my all time favorites. I will never forget this peak.
Posted Jan 8, 2009 4:34 pm

Moogie737Granite Creek Canyon-One day trip from SLC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010

Moogie737

#1 9-23-08 Yes, it's a long, long day; it can be done and enjoyed! Brent, Anne and I celebrated the first full day of autumn by bagging this remote county high point. Spotted wildlife included, unfortunately, only a few birds, one falcon and one tarantula. The fall colors were spectacular. Total hiking time from 6,200' parking spot was 7+15 - we didn't take long breaks! :) #2 9-21-10 W/ ZeeJay, Dave A. & JP Lewis. Hit Ibapah then the two summits of Red Mtn. Aspens offered a full range of hues from their autumn palette. Another one-day trip with much auto travel in the dark both going and coming back from SLC.
Posted Sep 24, 2008 1:29 am

rmjwintersGranite Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

rmjwinters

My wife and I climbed this via Granite Creek. We ran head on into a cougar half way between the meadow and the saddle. For 10 seconds we weren't sure if we were in for the fight of our life or just a good scare. It definitely was 10 seconds of anxiety as we stared each other down!
Posted Sep 16, 2008 5:58 pm

GarfimiGranite Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006

Garfimi

Took the old Pony Express route to get to Ibapah. Great drive, but that will be the last time I go that way. Went with my father and we both made it to the top. Did not see anyone the whole time. Great time of the year to go. Weather was perfect. It is a dog of a climb. Hope to go back and do Haystack.
Posted Dec 30, 2007 11:53 pm

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