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UdinkTuk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2017


I hiked Tukuhnikivatz after easily bagging Haystack the previous day. The new trail (completed in 2015) from La Sal Pass makes this a pretty nice and easy hike. I actually drove to the end of the 4WD road (shown as 4725 on the USGS topo) and hiked from there to the trail, which shaved nearly a mile and 200' elevation gain/loss of the hike. The switchbacks had a quite reasonable grade. The talus was a little loose in places and made for very tedious going. I spent quite a bit of time on the summit, just enjoying the views and the 4G Verizon signal. :) I only saw seven others on the trail, of of whom didn't summit bit instead turned back at the top end of the switchbacks. I was back at my Jeep before noon and headed straight home.
Posted Jul 25, 2017 1:16 pm

technicolorNHDefinitely the better mountain of the two  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2016


Only two hours and ten minutes from La Sal pass. The trail was well laid out with switchbacks that take you directly to the ridge. From there I headed off to Mt Peale.
Posted Oct 10, 2016 11:14 pm

Judd97Middle La Sal Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2016


Climbed up from Gold Basin then crossed the Fang to Mt. Peale before descending the ridge NW of Mt. Mel back to the car.

Took a video of the trip with my GoPro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcZgkeh8ds
Posted Jun 23, 2016 10:02 pm

AbinadiWitnessFun in the La Sals :)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014


Traversed from Peale across the Razor Fang; started from La Sal Pass.
Posted May 24, 2016 5:40 pm

MlaskyPlan B Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2014


Did this in conjunction with Peale as a backup plan to a rained out CO 14ers trip. Started at Peale and came across going under the fang. Beautiful looking out onto the red desert lands of the southwest....
Posted Jul 26, 2015 4:24 pm

voxnihiliMiddle Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015


First stop of traverse from Gold Basin.
Posted Jun 21, 2015 8:26 pm

DarrenKnezekLots of snow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2015


4WD thru 8 inches of snow to get to Winter Sports Trailhead. Hiked up road and thru Gold Basin and climbed North Ridge of Tukuhnikivatz. Headed over to Peale and climbed thru The Razor Fang. A rope was nice to have with all the new snow. Skirted the base of Laurel and back down a low angle ridge to join with road. Great day always below 20 degrees. Nice to have axe and crampons.
Posted Apr 27, 2015 2:26 am

scgrantMount Tuk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2014


From La Sal Pass, along with Peale, Laurel, Mellenthin, and Peale NW peak. Awesome day of ridge hiking in the La Sal's.
Posted Aug 12, 2014 12:23 am

dakotaconcreteThird Times a Charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014


Via La Sal Pass trailhead. Ascended with the mighty warrior, Chip. Wish it wouldn't have been so hazy, still a great view though!
Posted Aug 9, 2014 4:51 pm

utahjimkcool!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2014


with Mt Peale, from La Sal Pass. After seeing these peaks so many times passing thru Moab - had to see the view. Tremendous views!
Posted Jun 8, 2014 12:32 pm

seanoFrom Peale  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2014


Nicer views than Peale. Also much more fun climbing, as the hideous loose talus was mostly snow-covered. Trip report.
Posted May 1, 2014 9:11 pm

MAeroWith Peale from Gold Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013
First stop on the middle La Sal traverse from Gold Basin. Beautiful day - reached about 2:30 from the trailhead. Snow-free hiking all the way up.
Trip report
Posted Jun 17, 2013 12:42 am

ScottTuku  Sucess!


Via Gold Basin.
Posted Oct 23, 2012 5:17 pm

kteichertHappy Pioneer Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012


Comboed it with Peale and Mellenthin. Did Peale in 1 hr 15 mins, Mellenthin in 1 hr 15 mins from the top of Peale, and then had to skirt around the south of the Razor Fang to get to Tuk. Did it from Mellenthin in about 2 hours. Tuk was the most organized pile of rocks of the three. But STEEP! Total trip stats was 9.49 miles. Did it in 4 hrs 52 mins. Avg speed of 1.9 mph. Did 5,078' of elevation gain. And 5,146' of descent. It was a great way to spend Pioneer Day.
Posted Jul 25, 2012 2:02 pm

larch32wind.  Sucess!
I climbed on an incredibly windy day. I didn't escape the wind, but I did leave Moab's dust behind. And I got to hike the ridge while leaning 30 degrees off vertical to my left.
Posted Jun 22, 2012 2:13 am

jhardinkOne of My Favorites  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010


Finally climbed it after years of staring up at this beautiful peak from the canyonlands below. Traversed over to Peale afterwards...
Posted Jun 12, 2012 5:16 pm

ZeeJayTuk, Peale, Mellenthin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2012


Started from Gold Basin. Climbed Little Tuk, Tuk, Peale, Laurel, and Mellenthin and then returned via Laurel's west ridge. I think I picked the worst possible way up Little Tuk. From afar the slopes look wide open but I managed to find the only dense stand of trees around and had to bulldoze my way through.
Posted May 31, 2012 3:26 pm

PrinceOfNorwayPeale/Tuk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2012


Had a wonderful time in the wilderness today on these two peaks. The best part was the time when the rotten rock of the razor fang tried to eat me.
Posted May 20, 2012 12:03 am

redsplashman23Tuk & Peale  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011


Hiked up Tukuhnikivatz and then over to Mt. Peale.
Posted Sep 6, 2011 9:42 am

Pfeiffer75Awesome Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010


Climbed from Gold Basin via Little Tuk. Great climb with excellent weather. Hit Little Tuk on way up and down. Loose talus/scree was a challenge on the way down
Posted Jul 21, 2010 1:42 pm

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