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vanman798Re: Jacobs Ladder


Your fast as lightening!
Posted Oct 5, 2007 3:01 pm

dr_gonzfun stuff  Sucess!


did the jacob's ladder. Great time. skied the hill back down.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 2:00 pm

vanman798Jacobs Ladder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012


June 28, 2012 - Hiked up to the cirque with five friends. Spent the next two days rock climbing. Did the Open Book Route on the main summit wall and the Lowe Route on Question Mark Wall. Hiked out on the third day. Summited the main peak twice, as well as the south and west peaks.


May 5, 2011 - A group of seven of us went up Bells to the NE Coulior. Climbed the Coulior to the peak and then descended via Big Willow. Round trip took 11 hours.

Cherry Canyon/Draper Ridge -- March 2, 2010. Began at the Orson Smith Park on the Bear Canyon trail (aka Cherry Canyon Logging Trail). After the Mahogany tunnel we moved onto the Draper Ridge route, and followed that past Enos(?) peak, to Cowboy flat, into the cirque and then up the NW ridge to the peak.

Aug 23, 2007 - Schoolhouse Springs trail. We started in Alpine on the Schoolhouse Springs trail, which starts as a dirt road up to the first hamongog where the Lone Peak Wilderness area begins. Took 1.5 hours to cover that section. Then we followed the single track trail to the second hamongog (which took just under an hour). A little ways past the seond hamongog we headed strait up the mountain following a faint trail next to a creek bed. Eventually we had to route find to the saddle of the West and South Peaks. We arrived at the saddle after 5.5 hours. First we bagged the West Peak, then the South Peak, and lastly the North Peak(highest). Bagging all three peaks, and returning to our car in Alpine took 13 hours.

Here is our video on the North Peak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woNgsCr1TZc (notice in the video I incorrectly call the North Peak the South Peak and vice versa)
Posted Aug 31, 2007 12:44 pm

edgetlJacob's Ladder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007


I was stupid to have picked this mountain for my first summit let alone the Jacob's Ladder route. It was incredibly hard but well worth the effort. You can find out all about my efforts in the trip report section called: How NOT to climb Jacob's Ladder.
Posted Aug 8, 2007 11:49 am

pbogenJacob's Ladder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Best summit I've done in the Wasatch so far, and maybe ever. Took Jacob's ladder route, camped in the meadows near the Draper Ridge Junction and summited Saturday morning. Although a longer route, I think I prefer the Cherry Canyon trail to Jacob's Ladder Route.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 6:10 pm

J AndersonLone Love  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2007

J Anderson

Climbed 2 times:
July 21, 2007 Up Jacobs Ladder with some friends.
August 1, 2007 With Grizz and Asher as our final peak in our series from N. Thunder to S. Thunder to Bighorn and finally here. We were racing the imminent electrical storm as we hiked up to the summit of Lone Peak and were only permitted by our best sense to stay on top for a few minutes. We descended the Cherry Canyon trail and I was rejuvenated by the spring in Bear Canyon. It was the best water I have ever tasted.
Posted Jul 21, 2007 9:17 pm

CarpeyJacob's Ladder Overnighter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


Man, it is super dry up there this year. There was some non-flowing water in the main drainage out of the cirque, but the snow is pretty much gone. Too bad.

Other than that, the hike was fantastic. Saw some mountain goats, and three bucks. Bugs were nonexistent for the most part.

Pics here: http://www.danransom.com/TripReports/?p=112
Posted Jul 16, 2007 12:12 pm

Moogie737Various routes - 28 times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2016


My 4th time at the summit. (date ?) 5+15 up. Breezy day. Great company with Brent, Kim and Lana. From the Outlaw Cabin meadow we stayed north in the drainage and eventually contoured on the north side of granite cliffs until intercepting a saddle which allowed us to gain the summit ridge at about 10,300'. The last few dozen yards of climb, the summit scramble, are fabulous! #5 on 11-13-07. Snow above 9,000'. Tricky places on the last 200 yards of the summit ridge. Thanks to Dave, Christine & Lana for a rewarding 9.5 hours r/t. 4-26-08 Ascent #6 to help mtn rnr celebrate his 100th ascent of this remote and very snowy mountain. Congrats, Grizz! We were 5+35 up and less than 4 hrs down. Tons-I mean tons-of snow. 6-24-08 Ascent #7 w/ special friends. 9+30 r/t - fabulous conditions w/ plenty of consolidated snow above cowboy camp. #8 7-25-08 from the Bells Canyon, up a snow-filled chute and popped out on the ridge about 1/4 mile east of the top of the Big Willow Canyon headwall. From there bagged not only Lone Peak but also Upper Bells Peak w/ Dave & Brent. Marvelous fun! #9 on 2-3-09 w/ Brent, Dave & Christine. The final 25 yards were too risky to do without protection, but we called it good. 6+15 up, 4+15 down. Bluebird day. #10 2-21-09 Oh, just another fabulous climb on a fabulous day with great people. Thanks to Zeejay, Mockba, Grizz, Joe, Dave, Lee & Shelley. 6+00 up 3+30 down. Hairy summit ridge cornices to say the least. #11 6-9-09 w/ Dave. Big Willow headwall route and got snowed on during our descent (this is June 9th?). 4+30 up 3+25 out. One of the more satisfying ascents of this rugged peak. #12 6-16-09 w/ Brent, Dave & Christine. The chute to the notch overlooking Big Willow headwall was awesome. 6+30 up 3+30 out. Plenty of snow, still. #13 4-27-10 W/ ZeeJay, Christine & Dave. Howling winds up Big Willow but light breezes on top - weird. A little of everything: boots, snowshoes & crampons. Tricky the final 100 yards, tricky but doable if one used caution. :) #14 8-3-10 W/ Brent, Dave & John 5+03 up 3+56 down. #15 10-16-10 W/ Dave via "Brent's couloir." 5+28 up Bagged Upper Bells Peak also. #16 2-12-11 W/ WMC ZeeJay, Dave, Jeff, Sharon & Glen. 6+56 up, 3+59 down. As usual, the final 150' were, shall we say, interesting, especially the slithering under the overhang of the big, bad boulder. 1-31-12 To the crux with Dave & Sam. #17 2-4-12 W/ WMC members; annual trek; six others made it with me as ZeeJay blazed a nifty bootpack over and through the crux to the icy summit block. Bluebird day. #18 11-6-12 Solo from Enniss Pass (w/ Brent to there). Fantastic day. Some snow, but not enough to make anything dangerous. You don't get many ops in November to climb this peak under these favorable conditions. #19 1-26-13 WMC annual winter ascent. Eight reached the snowy summit in the clouds with low visibility. 7+25 up #20 9-3-13 W/Brent. Over Enniss Pk going & coming, 5+06 up, 3+48 down. #21 1-25-14 WMC annual winter ascent; 8 reached the summit on a bluebird day. 6+00 up #22 6-28-14 Helped lead a WMC trek up. 4+39 up. Ja, IVD sehr. #23 9-23-14. Solo 4+09 up, 3+04 down (over Enniss Pk both ways.). IVD. #24 1-31-2015. With WMC (5 at the true summit). #25 6-9-15 Solo. Nice ribbon of consolidated snow on the north summit ridge. Almost no snow from the crux up. #26 6-16-15 5+57 up; bagged Enniss Pk both ways. IVD #27 2-11-16 W/ Sam Grant 6+30 up, warm sunny day. Crux a bit hairy. 4+04 down into the crappy inversion. #28 2-13-16 WMC annual winter hike. 6+13 up including going over Enniss Pk. Windy but tolerable with a strong group.
Posted Jun 29, 2007 1:35 pm

seanpeckhamVarious routes


This was my first peak involving exposed scrambling. I have always gotten vertigo from exposure, and my first attempt of Lone Peak was a failure: I made it to the ridge and got too freaked out (I was 14 yrs old). I have since climbed it four times to make up for that, and this got me started in my lifelong love for hiking.

All my climbs began with Jacob's ladder, but I haven't gone the same way twice from there. Once, stayed west of the Cirque's west ridge until topping out about where I understand the Cherry Canyon trail does, butt-scooted down a steep solid-rock chute, and joined the usual route from there. I've taken various routes within the Cirque (including boulder-hopping down the streambed) and from the Cirque to the ridge.

Approximate dates:
Sep. 1994 - failed
July 1996 - first success
some time in summer 1997 or 1998
June 1999 - some leftover snowbridges on summit ridge
Sep. 2011 - introducing my wife and a friend to it
Posted Jun 1, 2007 2:43 am

EJBeanTough hike-well worth it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2007


I solo hiked from Alpine up through the Hamongogs. This was about my 4th attempt, and I finally reached the top! Well almost; I made it to the top of the south summit. I was not at all tempted to cross that bridge. Still trying to contact the 2 people on the north summit who took my picture. . . Loved the hike; I might try it from the east next time.
Posted Jun 1, 2007 1:50 am

Bruce ChristensenAmazing changes in scenery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005

Bruce Christensen

After just having done a 22-mile ascent of Mt. Whitney a couple weeks before, you'd think that Lone Peak would be a piece of cake. Of course, if you thought that, you would be wrong.

The difference is that Lone Peak doesn't really have much of a trail--or at least we couldn't find one. We started from Draper and pretty much bushwhacked our way all the way to the summit. We decided to take a different way down and ended up in the wrong drainage, so we had to hike up and over to another one. It ended up being a 16-mile, 13-hour ordeal.

Despite all of the bushwhacking, Lone Peak is one of my favorite hikes. The change in scenery is amazing. There's lots of scrub oak to be sure, but there are also amazing granite fields of seamless granite for a hundred feet or so. There are beautiful alpine meadows filled with green grass and wildflowers. There are breathtaking cliffs. There's a fun scramble to the summit at the top. There are evergreen forests. There are talus fields. There are slopes painted with thousands of yellow flowers. Start early and take lots of water, but definitely hike Lone Peak sometime.

Full trip report is at http://hiking.hyrumwright.org/hike/Lone_Peak
Posted May 28, 2007 5:35 pm

JLarsen Route Climbed: Big Willow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007


What a climb! My first spring climb of the peak. It was a blast to get out with others from SP. Climbed with SP member RDG and Lars Sundwall.
Posted May 22, 2007 12:53 pm

RDGRoute Climbed: Big Willow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007


Amazing mountain, that is all I can say, and the climb up the headwall was tough yet utterly rewarding. Climbed with SP member elessar and Lars. Overall my best mountaineering experience yet.
Posted May 20, 2007 2:59 pm

LonePeakFreakGood enough for a user name!  Sucess!


Fighter jets from Hill Air Force Base did a flyover near the summit that was close enough to shake the ground. Great camping in the Second Hamongog, great views from the top.
Posted Apr 27, 2007 1:43 pm

OutdoorpartnerNot good solo route
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2003


Was attempting solo, and was beyond comfort zone. So turned around to try another day.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 6:20 am

renogurtLone Peak  Sucess!


Lone peak never ceases to amaze you. I've been to the top at least six times in the summer. One attempt in the winter (Feb) cut us off short due to the thirty foot cornices on the last 200 ft of it. This year, I'll go in December to avoid them.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 1:51 am

apachedinoMy backyard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006


Been to the top 4 times once from Jacob's Ladder in Aug 2000 and then again from Big Willow (preferable though longer). Also, Cherry Canyon variation in January. My favorite is from Bells via the Bighorn Ridge, even ran up Ennis peak on the way back this time, there is actually a plaque up there.
Posted Oct 3, 2006 5:35 pm

regolitheLone peak fun...  Sucess!


Great time speed climbing. Great hike up Jacobs ladder
Posted Sep 15, 2006 8:53 am

scotthallJacob's Ladder  Sucess!


Did a lot of research on the trails and summit route's but apparently not enough on the new development in Draper. Not being familiar w/ the area and lacking time in the day I decided to simply park at 4600ft in the residential neighborhoods of Draper. Also, being unfamiliar with the mountain I did not know if there would be available water late in the summer so I carried 3 gallons of water along w/ necessary gear for a night's stay. I did this climb alone and saw no others en route. It is a beautiful cirque worth every step and every pound carried.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 3:29 am

climbingchicvia Cherry Canyon
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006


this trail is a nice scenic change from jacob's ladder, but it SUCKS in the way of taking so long to get to the peak. After taking the jacobs ladder route for so many years, i was kinda thrown for a loop. unfortunately didnt get to sit on the square peak but I will return next year via alpine route! the cirque was AWESOME as always though!!!!
Posted Aug 31, 2006 3:18 am

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