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JonFinchGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

JonFinch

Had a great time. Jacob's ladder lived up to it's reputation and the summit ridge too. I love the adrenalin at the top! Will definitely do this again.
Posted Aug 19, 2009 9:34 pm

hatchmtUp via Jacobs, Down via Big Willow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009
Quite a lovely hike up Jacobs Ladder approach. Took the hike pretty slow but made it to the summit at around 2:00pm. Going down through Little/Big Willow may have been a mistake (more bushwhacking than expected), but overall a splendid trip. Glad to finally make it -- this mountain has taunted me for many years. Went with Ammon Hatch
Posted Aug 6, 2009 12:07 pm

jekyllmanFirst timer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

jekyllman

Difficult climb. Tougher than I expected. We did the Jacob's Ladder TH route and I was dying the first few miles. Hit a second wind at the cirque and took a nap on the summit. Got sunburned for the first time in over a year. Haven't done a ton of peaks but the view from Lone Peak is the best I've seen. I really liked the severe exposure on the summit and the view of the cottonwood canyons.
Posted Aug 3, 2009 4:23 am

spengySecond Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

spengy

A buddy and I climbed from Jacob's Ladder. We started early, so it was real nice going up. Busy day on the mountain - a family group of about 10 people made it to the peak just after we did. The jacob's ladder trail is dry, dusty, steep, and unpleasant for a descent in the afternoon.

But it was nice to stand on top of Lone Peak again.
Posted Aug 1, 2009 6:27 pm

ericwillhiteAll alone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2007

ericwillhite

Had the place to myself...one of a few trips where I forgot my camera on a perfect day.
Posted Jun 18, 2009 5:41 pm

highpeakskierFirst Big Wall Trad Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

highpeakskier

A great experience, climbed 2 routes, The Center Thumb and The Lowe Route. Both were excellent, the crux on The Center Thumb is a very exposed lay back move using a finger crack, unforgettable!

This was the second time to the summit, first time was in January 2008, we made a ski ascent via Big Willow.
Posted Mar 29, 2009 12:18 pm

sparkgapValley floor to summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1975
I lived in the shadow of Lone Peak my entire life to age 18. When I returned home from the service, my cousin and I decided to climb to the top from my home in Draper. We carried backpacks and camped one night below the peak and reached the summit the next day.
The day is approximate, the month and year are correct.
Posted Jan 10, 2009 4:08 pm

byates10% of Grizz's climbs  Sucess!

byates

Climbed it 11 times to date. Multiple routes.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 2:17 pm

peacheyAlpine Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

peachey

My brother and I finally made the climb. The weather was clear and beautiful. Amazing mountain!
Posted Sep 24, 2008 2:27 pm

PocketsOfBlueSummit Wall lead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

PocketsOfBlue

Climbed the link-up Vertical Overhangs (5.10a II), trading leads with Rob. Spicy but sweet!
Posted Aug 29, 2008 10:11 pm

PocketsOfBlueSummit Wall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

PocketsOfBlue

Climbed Vertical Smile (5.10a II) and topped out on the summit at around 4pm to storm clouds rolling in -- spectacular!
Posted Aug 29, 2008 10:10 pm

Rocky AlpsRoute Climbed: Jacobs Ladder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Rocky Alps

We took 10 hours (with some long breaks), taking Jacobs Ladder. The granite in the cirque and on the summit ridge made for some great climbing, and it felt rewarding sitting on top of the tiny summit. The descent back down Jacobs Ladder was a little hard on the knees. See "Monarch of the Wasatch" trip report for details.

Came back and hiked it again with some friends from my neighborhood on 9/26/15.
Posted Aug 18, 2008 2:15 am

tmcranevia Cherry Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

tmcrane

We began at Orson Smith Trailhead and took Cherry Canyon trail, crossing over to Draper Ridge trail at approx. 8,500 ft. Rather than following the faint trail back to the SW, we maintained our elevation and headed directly south until intersecting the DR trail. The bushwhacking wasn't bad at all and seemed to make for a more direct route. Followed DR and then Jacob's Ladder the rest of the way to the summit. Followed the same route down. Round trip time was 10 hours.

I took 4 liters of water and finished them off about twenty minutes from the car, so 5 or 6 liters might be a good idea.

Overall, an inspiring peak with great views.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 1:32 pm

laynewilsonBear/Cherry Canyon Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

laynewilson

I climbed this peak for the 5th time on August 10, 2007. This time we started at the Cherry Canyon logging trail starting at the new Orson Hyde trail head at 0800. It took us about 4.5 to get to outlaw cabin, and about another 2.5 to get on top of the summit. This is a very long route, but very scenic. I do not recommend doing this hike alone. During the hot summer months, I recommend taking at least 1.5 gallons of liquid with you because there is only one spring on the mountain if you do the bear canyon route. I usually will freeze 3 32oz bottles of Poweraid, and take 3 more 32 oz bottles and water in my pack and work them through the day. I can’t emphasis enough, take plenty of water. I have been on this mountain 5 times from different routes and it always is a mountain that deserves care and respect. The final approach to the summit is very technical and tricky and not for the faint of heart. It is a project to climb this mountain from any route, but you will be glad you did. The views are spectacular. Coming off the mountain, we thought we were in the wrong canyon, but fortunately with good maps, land nav skills and a GPS locator, we got back on track. It got dark on us. We went back down the bear canyon trail, and the view of the valley was wonderful. On the way down, we met several night hikers coming up. We finally got back to the vehicle about midnight. Lone Peak is one of my favorite hikes because of its views, difficulty to access, and unique summit.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 4:59 pm

JDrakeAmazing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008

JDrake

Up and down Cherry Canyon. So much fun in an amazing place! Took us over 12 hours but worth every minute. Definitely recommend the CC trail...having the water available in Bear Canyon is a bit of heaven.
Posted Jul 25, 2008 12:16 pm

spengyGood times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

spengy

Woke up at 6:00 AM this morning. Drove to the Orson Smith trailhead in Draper. I was on the trail by 7:00 AM. It got hot really fast. I made it to the peak by noon. I played on the peak for an hour or two (calling friends and family to boast, of course) then headed down. Let's just say I took a somewhat 'unconventional' route down the mountain, but I made it OK. Boy, the west side of this mountain is a SCORCHER on a hot summer day. Coming down that part of the mountain was fairly unpleasant. I was down by 5:45, IIRC.

On the plus side, I didn't run into any rattlesnakes. Seems like I can't go on a hike these days without running into one.

The Bear/Cherry Canyon route is long and it gains a lot of elevation. (6000-something feet?)

Great mountain.
Posted Jun 28, 2008 9:51 pm

bhintzeJacob's Ladder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002

bhintze

I was a young buck (19) taking my even younger cousin (14). This was our first attempt at summiting anything! I had wanted to summit this peak since I was ~11. We went up Jacob's Ladder and down Draper Ridge. We were both EXHAUSTED after, what we thought was, a grueling hike. It was a beautiful hike and, to this day, Lone Peak is my Favorite summit!
Posted May 27, 2008 1:05 am

mtn runr#100  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008

mtn runr

It was gratifying to be with good friends, old and new, to bag this baby one more time.

Here's the log:

4/26/08, 3/23/08, 1/26/08, 9/19/07, 8/1/07, 4/14/07, 1/20/07, 11/26/06, 9/10/06, 8/19/06, 7/29/06, 6/24/06, 4/16/06, 3/1/06, 1/22/06, 10/8/05, 8/31/05, 7/30/05, 6/25/05, 1/22/05, 11/17/04, 10/13/04, 9/18/04, 7/25/04, 6/12/04, 5/8/04, 4/24/04, 3/21/04, 2/14/04, 10/22/03, 10/11/03, 9/1/03, 8/12/03, 5/24/03, 1/26/03, 12/14/02, 10/12/02, 8/11/02, 7/24/02, 6/15/02, 5/2/02, 3/31/02, 11/10/01, 9/19/01, 6/6/01, 4/18/01, 1/6/01, 10/25/00, 10/15/00, 7/26/00, 6/28/00, 4/4/00, 1/15/00, 10/31/99, 10/6/99, 8/10/99, 6/30/99, 5/8/99, 3/24/99, 10/24/98, 8/19/98, 7/14/98, 6/14/98, 5/2/98, 9/13/97, 8/21/97, 7/29/97, 6/21/97, 5/10/97, 4/19/97, 11/14/96, 10/18/96, 9/25/96, 8/27/96, 6/16/96, 5/16/96, 5/13/96, 4/6/96, 1/14/96, 10/11/95, 8/12/95, 7/11/95, 6/25/95, 5/28/95, 9/28/94, 8/19/94, 7/17/94, 6/23/94, 5/7/94, 7/7/91, 6/16/91, 8/12/90, 6/16/90, 10/14/89, 6/17/89, 10/20/85, 8/18/85, 7/11/81, ?/?/72, ?/?/71.
Posted Apr 27, 2008 3:25 pm

vidclimberJacob's Latter
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2007

vidclimber

I have starred at this mountian for a number of year and finally I stood on top. So beautiful!
Posted Mar 16, 2008 10:37 pm

Bruce ChristensenWoot!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2008

Bruce Christensen

Beautiful snowshoe to the top of this beautiful peak. The weather was gorgeous (if a bit windy), and the terrain was amazing. I think I liked it better in winter than in summer, despite the additional effort required.
Posted Jan 28, 2008 8:16 pm

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