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utahguy058The Timpanogas of the Oquirrhs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014

utahguy058

The second tallest peak in the Oquirrhs, and apparently the most visited? Sounds a little like the equivalent of Timpanogas and the Wasatch.
I headed up from Ophir Canyon with a friend and the pup. We decided to take the Picnic Canyon Route up for some more scenery and enjoy a less steep approach, albeit longer. It kind of reminds me of going up Timpanoke, instead of Aspen Grove... I digress. I really enjoyed the approach from Picnic Canyon. It was gorgeous, the old cabin was cool as well. When we reached Dead Ox Pass I thought that the peak was not that far. Looks were deceiving. It took longer than I expected and was further. If I had any advice it would be to just follow the ridge. There are many trails that take off along the ridge, I assume game trails. Don't follow these!
We came down a spur ridge towards Ophir Canyon. It was mostly good except for the final part which required some bushwhacking to get back down to the canyon bottom. From here we followed the trail back down the canyon. The Oquirrhs really are gorgeous. I was surprised by the number of elk bones scattered all around the mountain. Also there were quite a few bow hunters out for deer. Good thing I wore bright red.
Posted Aug 17, 2014 12:40 am

jamesmc2Oquirrh Ski Tou  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2014

jamesmc2

After one prior attempt we made the summit on a long loop traverese from Ophir Canyon. Ophir Canyon --> Rocky Peak --> Corn Peak --> Lowe Peak --> Unnamed Peak --> Ophir Canyon
Posted Jan 21, 2014 1:07 pm

ZeeJayWMC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2000

ZeeJay

WMC hike led by byates. Beautiful fall day. My first visit to the Oquirrhs. Wow, I just checked and I actually spelled Oquirrh right on the first try.
Posted Dec 22, 2010 2:37 pm

bobsearleScout Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010
Great peak we did it as a backpacking trip. Started in Ophir canyon camped at the cabin south of Dead Ox Pass. Next day packed over the peak continued north and dropped down the valley on the north side.
Posted Jul 29, 2010 6:33 pm

DeanVia Ophir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

Dean

Did you know there are 13 stream crossings on this one from the end of the Ophir Road? We went up the west drainage to the ridge and then back via Dead Ox pass (where we saw about 60 elk) The ridgeline that is north of Dead Ox pass looks like the best way to go up and down this one. Did this with my son in law who is vacationing from Washington state. 3500 feet of elevation gain is a great conditioner. The scenery back in there is beautiful.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 9:41 pm

Pfeiffer75Climbed this peak twice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009

Pfeiffer75

I climbed this in March of 2009 and in May of 2009 leading a WMC trip. Both times via Ophir Canyon and Dead Ox Pass. Saw about 200 elk on the May trip. A beautiful peak especially when viewed from the north. Would like to traverse over to Rocky Peak someday. Also, what is with that old comm's shack west of the summit with all of the old decaying batteries in it?
Posted May 9, 2010 10:26 pm

ericwillhiteFirst of 5 peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

ericwillhite

Did a great loop out of Ophir Canyon starting with Lowe, ending on East and West Bald Mountains. Pics and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/oquirrh_mountains/lowe_peak/sharp_bald_071.htm
Posted May 9, 2010 3:04 am

seanpeckhamski tour from Ophir Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

seanpeckham

Several inches of very fresh snow made it possible to ski all the way from the parking area, excluding numerous creek crossings. Many sunny or windward aspects were virtually devoid of previous snow at all elevations, but we were able to ski from a couple hundred feet down from the summit. The weather was supposed to be mostly cloudy, but we had a lot of nice periods of relatively clear weather, though we couldn't see anything from the summit. It was a very warm day for February. The solitude was very nice, but from the summit ridge we could hear automatic weapons firing in the distance on the SL valley side (!)
Posted Feb 8, 2009 1:29 pm

vanman798Via Ophir Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

vanman798

Skinned up with a group of five others via Ophir Canyon. It took us six hours to summit. The west aspect was very wind swept but we found a drainage with plenty of snow to ski down. Nice place, I enjoyed the solitude. There is a warm spring in Ophir Canyon which feeds a creek we had to ford several times on the approach.
Posted Feb 7, 2009 9:11 pm

byatesGreat fall colors  Sucess!

byates

Via Ophir Canyon the aspens were spectacular.
Posted Dec 8, 2008 12:27 pm

mtn runrLowe Pk from Butterfield Canyon  Sucess!

mtn runr

I've climbed this peak many times from Butterfield Canyon, including one memorable trip during the general deer season when we really shouldn't have been there. Another time I found a Golden Eagle, freshly dead, with no obvious sign of trauma (a natural death?) Of course I would be admitting to a crime if I said I took primary wing feathers and claws, so I won't say that.
Posted Apr 10, 2006 11:13 pm

craghagRoute Climbed: Ophir Canyon Date Climbed: May 14, 2005  Sucess!

craghag

We had the whole place to ourselves.
Posted Jun 6, 2005 11:37 am

ScottLowe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 1996

Scott

Nice peak. Climbed via West Canyon with my father, and cousin Mike Capps (from Idaho). Lots of post-holing!
Posted May 17, 2005 10:06 am

Joseph BulloughRoute Climbed: Ophir Canyon Date Climbed: May 14, 2005  Sucess!

Joseph Bullough

Climbed on a sunny spring day from Ophir Canyon. Followed the south ridge from Dead Ox Pass, then descended the west slopes. Afternoon heating made the snow so soft we were post-holing even with snowshoes.
Posted May 17, 2005 10:03 am

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