Route Climbed: Jacob's Ladder Date Climbed: July 27, 2002
This was the first of the really big Wasatch mountains that I climbed, and also my favorite. I probably could have used some trekking poles on the relentlessly steep climb up (and down) Jacob's Ladder. It's an epic climb, and definitely worth it.
Route Climbed: Jacobs Ladder Date Climbed: August 7, 1993
Failed on a Draper Ridge attempt, but summited via Jacobs Ladder in '93. Steep, hot, dry approach, but the final scramble is thrilling...high exposure! Wonderful summit block, tiny, big drop-offs. One of, if not THE classic peak of the Wasatch.
Route Climbed: Big Willow Date Climbed: May 31, 2003
Great 6 hour climb to the top. 100% snow cover began suddenly at 8,800 feet. The climb up the 800ft high cirque was impressive. The slope got up to 45-50 degrees, with solid scrambling on granite averaging an even steeper slope higher up before the final mixed climbing along the ridgeline.