Lone Peak winter ascent
Posted by Ammon Hatch on Jan 11, 2008
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Date: On Jan 26, 2008
City or Place: Orson Smith Trailhead
Partner Status: Will accept Partners
An ascent of Lone Peak via Cherry Canyon to Draper Ridge. It will be modeled after the previous Wasatch Mountain Club ascents. Some of them can be read about here:
Route (courtesy mtn rnr):
take the Cherry Canyon Trail (labeled "Bear Canyon Trail" on this map) to the 3-way junction at about 8500'. You can go SE instead of due S up the big treeless hill and connect with the Draper Ridge Trail well below its junction with Jacob's Ladder.
Leave the Orson Smith trailhead at 5:00 taking the route discussed above.
Turn around point / Summit at 2:00
Get back down as soon as we can.
marauders adds: "5:00am sounds good with me. Leave at 5am sharp, it sucks to wait around when you have such a large group to account for. It might sound a bit harsh, but if you ain't there at 5, just follow the trail in the snow."
It is the consensus of the group that you should bring avy gear (Beacon, probe, shovel) on the trip. If you need to rent a beacon, Matthew Van Horn will be renting them for those who want them ($10 or $15). Let him know if you're interested. The route is generally safe from avalaches, and the outlook for that day looks good. Of course, this is a personal decision of risk management. If you have the gear, it is definitely recommended you bring it.
SPers currently planning on the climb (remember, this is a wilderness climb so the group is limited to 10):
Matthew Van Horn
-Guest with Bruce
"The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till the other is ready."
--Henry David Thoreau
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