Mt Timpanogos Winter Traverse
Posted by PellucidWombat on Oct 5, 2006
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City or Place: Mt Timpanogos
Skill Level: Advanced
Partner Status: Need Partners
This has been a climb that I've wanted to do for the past 3 winters - ascend to the Timpanogos massif ridgeline from Provo Canyon, and follow the ridge all the way to North Peak, descend to Mahogony Flat, and climb over Mahogany Mtn to descend to the Utah Valley (either near American Fork Canyon or Grove Creek).
I have fully reasearched the idea(including speaking with people who have traversed most of the ridge in Winter) and have found a good route for the Tour de Timp. It involves about 10,000 ft of gain, so I would plan on taking 2-3 days to complete the climb. All I need are good snow conditions, weather, and a qualified partner (i.e. strong aerboic conditioning, strong winter mountaineering experience, esp regarding avalanching and cornices).
I am hoping to do this route this coming winter while I am in Salt Lake City during the first part of January. Is anyone interested?
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