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Jeremy FranchowRoute climbed: Red Pine

Jeremy Franchow

9/9/2001---My first 11'er in the Wasatch!
7/8/2003---Red Pine / Beatout
9/9/2006---Red Pine / Maybird Gulch descent
Began at 330am. Made the summit under an almost full moon at 630am. Cold and windy. Just under the peak on the Dry Creek side, a pack of coyotes sang just as a red sun began peeking over the smoky horizon.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 10:47 pm

jfrishmanIIIGreat afternoon!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006


Beautiful hike: the wildflowers were more than satisfactory, and I had the mountain entirely to myself above the lake. I head coyotes on the way down.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 5:04 am

mtn_pikaEast Ridge via Red Pine Lake Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006


There was quite a bit of snow left in early June, which made for gorgeous views and a more difficult hike. Even on a Saturday afternoon, I had the mountain to myself after passing lower Red Pine lake. Ice ax came in very handy in ascending the ridgeline above upper Red Pine lake, crossing the short class 3 section, and glissading back down; crampons would also have been helpful. Also summited August, 2005 (same route) with Susan. Hoping to go back this winter and camp at Maybird gulch.
Posted Jul 27, 2006 9:18 pm

Travis AtwoodRoute Climbed: East Ridge via Red Pine Lake Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

Travis Atwood

7/30/2011 - Via Red Pine with Brian.

7/24/2006 - Approached via Red Pine and ascended the East Ridge. Climbed with Ammon Hatch and CougarClimber.
Posted Jul 25, 2006 12:10 am

regehrvia Maybird headwall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


Left WP trailhead around 6am, climbed the Maybird headwall hitting the East ridge very close to the base of the summit cone. Snow on the headwall was perfect, it took all of about 10 minutes to plunge-step down.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 3:17 am

Dorkteam6Lake view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005
Came up the red pine trail. Summited the ridge between red pine area and white pine. I could see 4 lakes. I then set off to Pfeifferhorn. I tried to walk along the ridge to the north, but I had to drop down a bit. On the way back I pulled out my rain fly and glisaded down back to the lake.
Posted Jun 14, 2006 7:07 pm

TracyRoute climbed: Normal route from Red Pine Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 1988


Climbed this one with my brother Harold. Beautiful hike and beautiful day. Sobering news came years later when a good friend, Dave McKean, told me his nephew died on a climb of this mountain.
Posted Apr 6, 2006 4:55 am

hiker100Pfeifferhorn - White Baldy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2005


July 25, 2005 - Hiked up to the Pfeiff via red lake and had time before we said we'd be back..... White baldy looked sweet, so we backtracked down and across the ridge seperating AF and Red pine and ascended the west ridge up to white baldy. A few bouldering moves along the way, kept it interesting Came down the north ridge of white baldy.. EXPOSED.

March 24th, 2006 from WP trailhead. Left at 1:45 a.m. and got up for sunrise. Skinned up, then skied down on good powder up top and crust at the bottom!

June 25th, 2007 -- Hike up from WP Trailhead. Very little snow.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 10:57 pm

highpeakskierRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: January 14, 2006  Sucess!


Very windy day, Storm approaching.
Posted Jan 17, 2006 10:12 pm

mountianeer1080Route Climbed: From Red Pine lake up the slope to the ridge then on the trail to the summit Date Climbed: 08/28/05  Sucess!


Well we went up to the highest peak I've been to so far 11,326 ft. It was a nice hike for the most part actually going up was easier then going down. We got to the peak pretty quick and sat around enjoying the view for a while. Then decided to try the "beatout" trail which goes up a couple more peaks and then we would hitch hike back. Anyway about a mile down the ridge a huge thunderstorm was imposing on our adventure. So we headed down a draw that we were not sure exactly where it led. We found a fox den that was providing cover from a large boulder. So we sat in there and waited out the storm, it was pretty cool. Lightening all around and a good amount of rain. When the ligtening got further away we headed out. Down the draw no trail what so ever just bushwacked it down over avalanche debris, and rainforest like foliage. Finally got to the road turns out we were 4-5 miles down the canyon from the car. So we stuck our thumbs out and nobody wanted to stop. Until some nice preppy in a in an Infinity drove by and then turned around. Gave me a ride since there car was full and I picked up my car and came back down to pick up Pat. It was a good adventure and a lot of nice scenery. We could have had better luck with the weather but he we made it to the summit and made it back so thats all that really matters.
Posted Dec 23, 2005 4:25 am

Ammon HatchRoute Climbed: Red Pine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2005

Ammon Hatch

Awesome Peak. Awesome Views. Not as hard as I expected, but still made me sore. Some really fun scrambling on the ridge.

Dates Climbed: September 24, 2005 ; July 24, 2006 ; June 2, 2007 ; August 14, 2010 ; May 12, 2012

Posted Sep 24, 2005 4:21 pm

Reach11Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 9/20/05  Sucess!
First time to this summit, and it easily is my second favorite hike now. Didn't see many others. Trekking poles came in real handy on the way down the summits east ridge due to the very slippery dirt. Can't wait to get back up here again.
Posted Sep 22, 2005 1:22 pm

one6180339Route Climbed: East Ridge via Red Pine Lake Trail Date Climbed: August 19, 2005  Sucess!


The final summit pyramid looks intimidating from a distance as does the ridge leading to it. Perfect weather on this day. A dozen people were at the summit.
Posted Aug 27, 2005 5:21 pm

madsjimRoute Climbed: Red Pine Lakes Date Climbed: July 2005


This is my favorite trail and mountain by far in the Wasatch.
Posted Aug 18, 2005 11:34 am

madjohnboRoute Climbed: Red Pine Lakes Date Climbed: Saturday, July 30 2005  Sucess!


Excellent, moderate climb. The views are great from the top, especially south towards Timpanogos.
Posted Aug 6, 2005 9:09 pm

rockhop23Route Climbed: Red Pine Lake/ East Face Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!


Four of us hiked the standard route. We desended via Maybird Gulch by bushwacking and glissading. Right at the limit of my abilities. Ice Axe came in handy. Wildflowers were incredible.
Posted Jul 27, 2005 11:04 pm

firenutnbRoute Climbed: Modified Beatout Date Climbed: June 16, 2005  Sucess!


Wow so much snow, the upper Red Pine Lakes where still frozen over. Snow must have been anywhere from 8-15 ft in depth. The wind was a huge factor, I have never been in such a strong constant wind hiking this trail before. Crampons and ice axe was extremely helpful getting up and over the ridge to the summit. Loads of fun!!!
Posted Jul 21, 2005 10:42 pm

mfox79Route Climbed: Red pine lake T.H. Date Climbed: 7/15/2005  Sucess!


A fair amount of snow for the aproach in. I was glad to have brought an Ice Axe as it was much needed for the acent as well as for the glissade back down. Fun climb
Posted Jul 17, 2005 8:28 pm

HighCountryRoute Climbed: Beatout Trail, East Face Phiefferhorn Date Climbed: June, 2004  Sucess!


All I can say is WOW!!! Solo trip. Started at the Red Pine trail head, hiked to Red Pine. Camped at Upper Red Pine and caught a nice trout for dinner (they're in there but they're wary and smart) Next day I climbed the East Face of the Phiefferhorn and saw what must have been 15 to 20 mountain goats playing below the summit. Went on down the ridgeline over Thunder and Lightning. Then accidentally followed the wrong trail off the ridge and ended up in Alpine instead of Bell's Canyon. GPS!!! Insanely beautiful solitary trip.
Posted Jun 18, 2005 8:05 pm

BignickRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: June 16 '02


The first timeI went solo as Father's Day present to myself in '02. I encountered snow before the Maybird spur and kept on going. I had originally planned a hike to Red Pine Lake but the awsome scenery kept pulling me in and wouldn't let go. Soon I was kicking steps in the corness and using my hiking pole as an axe to attain the ridge. I had dropped my phone while crossing the knife-edge ridge section and had to downclimb a bit to retrieve it. I called my Dad and wished him a Happy Father's Day from the summit. I hurried down as fast as I could and drove directly to a family party that started at 6:30 pm.

The second time was June '04 and I went with my youngest son who was 27 at the time. We did the East ridge route, this time with crampons which certainly adds a measure of security. After summiting we glissaded from the base of the peak into Maybird Gulch bypassing the knife-edge section. This was pleasent and gave me a full tour of an area I was not familiar with. My son said this was the most impressive hike he had ever done and still talks about it.

The third time was Aug 10th '09. This time there was absolutely no snow and I must say probably the most difficult. I perfer climbing in snow to loose rock, also glassading on the descent is much more pleasent than descending thru steep rock.
Posted Jun 5, 2005 5:32 pm

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