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Lone Peak winter ascent

Ammon Hatch

Posted by Ammon Hatch on Jan 11, 2008
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Activity Details

Date: On Jan 26, 2008
City or Place: Orson Smith Trailhead
Categories: Mountaineering
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):

Ammon Hatch
Matthew Van Horn
Bruce Christensen
-Guest with Bruce


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Bruce ChristensenFriends

Bruce Christensen

I have one or two friends who have expressed interest in coming, but they're not for sure yet.
Posted Jan 11, 2008 2:05 am



After talking with Mtn Runr, he indicated an ice axe. How important will this be on the ridge? I've done a good amount of winter ridgelines and haven't found a need to use one.
Posted Jan 12, 2008 1:46 pm

Travis AtwoodRe: Equipment

Travis Atwood

My personal rule is to always bring one. Better to have it and not need it then the other way around. Depending on the snow conditions at the time, it may or may not be necessary. I'm sure others have different opinions though.
Posted Jan 12, 2008 7:49 pm

madsjimOne more!


Count me in!!!
Posted Jan 12, 2008 11:32 pm

Ammon HatchRe: One more!

Ammon Hatch

Great! I'll add you to the list.
Posted Jan 13, 2008 12:29 am

Matthew Van HornWoot!

Matthew Van Horn

I'm still in for the 26th.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 3:42 pm



I'm still in for the 26th also.
Posted Jan 15, 2008 12:35 am

Bruce ChristensenFriend #1

Bruce Christensen

One friend says "I'm in." Still waiting for the final word from friend #2.
Posted Jan 15, 2008 12:40 am



Are we still looking good for Saturday?
Posted Jan 22, 2008 3:32 pm

Bruce ChristensenWeather

Bruce Christensen

The NWS weather page for Lone Peak is here:


The avalanche forecast this morning said there would probably be a break between storms on Saturday.
Posted Jan 23, 2008 7:15 pm

Ammon HatchWeather

Ammon Hatch

I'm starting to get iffy on coming with all the new snow. I say for sure later.
Posted Jan 23, 2008 10:12 pm

GarfimiRe: Weather


Here is the avalanche advisory:

How many are still planning on going Saturday? I am still planning on it.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 12:11 am

Bruce Christensen"One more possible guest with Bruce" is out

Bruce Christensen

He's not coming, so his spot is available.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 8:57 pm

Matthew Van HornLone Peak

Matthew Van Horn

Scott (climb14ers) is not coming.
Posted Jan 25, 2008 6:54 pm

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