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yadahzoemtnWrong Route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012


Took the wrong route and it got a little dicey.
Posted Sep 14, 2013 8:37 pm

MAeroWith Tuk from Gold Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013
Part of the Middle La Sal traverse w/ Tuk. Summited about 4:15 after leaving the trailhead after crossing Tuk and the Razor Fang. Was going to hit Mellenthin on the way back to Gold Basin but chased off by thunderstorms.

Trip report
Posted Jun 17, 2013 12:44 am

apachedinoNice aspens  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2012


Came from the southern pass after camping out below. Brilliant fall colors in these very splendid aspen stands. Large by Utah standards. scrambled up into some slipper snow covered talus and then into the cloads. I did not get the far reaching views I hoped for, but the swirling opening and closing of the clouds gave me glimpses below every so often that were dreamlike.
Posted Apr 25, 2013 3:23 pm

ScottPeale  Sucess!


Via Gold Basin.
Posted Nov 1, 2012 12:43 pm

strongbadreggieSeptember 1st, thunderstorms  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012


Climbed the mountain via the south couloir. Reached the summit just a few minutes ahead of a rain squall that was giving off a bunch of lightening and thunder. Got off the mountain as quick as we could.
Posted Sep 5, 2012 7:53 pm

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


Did this with Mellenthin, and Tukuhnikivatz. Was a great day. Made it to the top of Peale in 1 hr 15 mins from the dirt road that heads north just before Medicine Lake and La Sal Pass.
Posted Jul 25, 2012 1:43 pm

EleutherosLate Morning Lightning
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011


Deep snow on the approach from the trailhead. After a fun climb up the couloir, we started toward the summit. Decided to turn back when storm clouds gathered early. By the time we made it down, lightning lit up the slopes. Next time I'm in the area I'll try the Tuk/Peale traverse via the "razor fang." Looks like it could be a great route given the right snow conditions.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 7:34 pm

jhardinkSmoky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010


Climbed Tuk first and then traversed over to Peale. Beautiful clear day with views made hazy by smoke from a controlled burn in the central part of the state.
Posted Jun 12, 2012 4:34 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.
Posted May 31, 2012 3:31 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 12:02 am

Ted EliasonWorth the trip from Moab  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1994

Ted Eliason

An easy Utah peak with very different scenery than the Wasatch. Camping out it can feel like an expedition to a different country even though the mountain is little more than an easy hike.
Posted Oct 12, 2011 1:47 pm

PhenomenalWomanThree strikes, and out
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011


Strike One: Attempting to access Mt. Peale via La Sal Pass from the west, only to find it impassible and covered in snow. (Google maps has a funny way of choosing the "best" directions.)
Strike Two: Breaking in my new crampons and ice axe climbing the snow filled couloir to the ridge, only to turn back when the weather got nasty. Making it to the truck just as lightning lit up the sky and stuck the ground where we had just made our descent. (Instincts, check.)
Strike Three: Heading down to the lower campgrounds to escape the storm and attempt again in the morning, only to wake up to find a huge aspen blocking the road from the storm the day before, and black clouds building before the sun made an appearance. (Lucky that we weren't trapped on the other side of that aspen!)
Mt. Peale may have beaten me, but I still had fun trying to summit and enjoyed my time in the range. Very nice area and I hope to return!
Posted Sep 26, 2011 11:00 pm

brucegFrom La Sal Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011


Great climb. Probably easier to start from the road just east of the pass. Sea Level to 12,700 in 27 hours! Could just see Mount Sneffels which I climbed 22 years earlier.
Posted Sep 8, 2011 6:26 pm

jm141302Pleasant Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2011


I camped at Medicine Lake the night before. There was intermittent rain and lightning the whole night until 5:00 am. I didn't think I'd be able to climb with the weather, but it finally cleared out. I started from the trail head off La Sal Pass Rd at 6:15. I hiked the trail until I met the 4 wheel drive road and I then followed it until I met 2 cairns on the right. I followed them up the gully. In the last quarter of the gully, I chose to climb up the east side, rather than follow it to the ridge. I followed the ridge east, and reached the top of Peale by 8:05. I had it all to myself. After 20 minutes on top, I started the descent. At 9:45, I returned to the Medicine Lake camp. My favorite part was a gorgeous green field at the top of the gully. I could have stayed there all day. Thank you Mt. Peale for giving me good conditions and further convincing me that mountain climbing is my absolute favorite activity.
Posted Sep 7, 2011 10:39 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

voxnihiliFrom La Sal Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010


Hiked Waas the night before, arriving near the pass around 2:00 am. Got in a couple hours of sleep and started up the trail as the eastern sky turned pink. Loved the view from the top with Canyonlands and the Henrys to the west and the San Juans to the SE.

Had the summit to myself, but ran into about 12 people on the way down. Not bad for a holiday weekend.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 1:52 pm

strudolyubovFrom La Sal Pass Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2011


Started from La Sal Pass road at 8,100'. Snowshoe hiked the road to Beaver Lake (4.8 miles one-way) and ascended the ridge/rib on the left side of the gully. Nice weather, great views from the summit ridge.
Posted Apr 3, 2011 10:31 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Via La Sal Pass, Mt. Mellenthin traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


Snow and a downed Aspen tree prevented me from reaching La Sal pass...tack on an extra two miles roundtrip for that one! What an amazing experience, the snow couloir was fun! I saw fresh mountain lion, coyote and bear tracks in the snow.
Posted Jan 14, 2011 11:41 pm

sbkelleyLa Sal Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2010


Solo hikes are rare these days, so this was fun! Took off up on FR 275 and found the use trail heading into the gully. Steep, leg-burning terrain, but nothing tricky. I'd done the Slickrock Bike Trail the day before, so my legs were a little gassed...after topping out the gully, ridge-walked over to Peale's summit and soaked in the view, which is ridiculous! Golden and red aspens lined the valleys and the views into red-rock country were great. Took ~3.5 hrs round trip
Posted Oct 13, 2010 5:17 pm

Dartmouth HikerSpectacular  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

Dartmouth Hiker

Climbed with my mom as a brief side trip on the drive to school. The road up to the pass was mostly quite good, though rain the previous day made the creek crossing a bit worrisome in our passenger car! We made it up (with my mom stopping 200' below the very top) in a bit under four hours, and back down in a bit over two. I didn't stay long at the top due to some nasty looking clouds building up to the north, but the weather held on the way down.

If you're in the area, Peale is 100% worth climbing!
Posted Aug 19, 2010 4:28 pm

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