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jaredsSweet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008

jareds

Sweet. went with my buddy matt. got to the dirt turnout on the road behind squaw peak. started up the obvious trail - NOTE: about 100-200 yards after you start, get off the main 4wd trail and start climbing! we didn't and ended up bushwhacking up to the ridge. going up took like 2:20 because we got lost at first; down was 1 hour. really pretty. fall colors.
Posted Sep 27, 2008 1:55 pm

Scott WesemannWhat a view!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2008

Scott Wesemann

With Steve and Brett Bohman. The fall colors were amazing and we did not see another soul. Once on top the great weather we were having instantly was gone, as a large cloud enveloped the mountain and proceeded to dump snow on us for the remainder of the hike. Traversed over to the East peak and the ridge is (BIGGEST CHOSS PILE IN THE WASATCH) horrible. Loose scree and rock and after we got onto the class 3 stuff, the rock was wet and dangerous, so we backed off and headed back up to Provo peak and then back down. It snowed on us the whole way back. what a fun hike.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 5:00 pm

highonpeaksGreat 4th of July Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

highonpeaks

Jason (my brother), Ammon and his brother, Slade (my boyfriend), and I made it to the top of this steep climb. There were great views and strangely tons of butterflies!
Posted Sep 7, 2008 12:28 pm

JDrakeWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

JDrake

Great views even with the haze. It was my brothers-in-law (age 14 and 12) first time at 11000 feet. They did great! Fun hike despite the bane of my existence: shale. Good workout, a little early route finding which mostly consisted of looking up and finding the ridge. :)
Posted Jul 12, 2008 9:06 pm

seanpeckhamWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

seanpeckham

It was a nice time to drive the Squaw Peak road, which I'd never done before: everything was very green. A little bushwhacking above the old bulldozer track before finding the trail. Same thing on the way down. This route is a good, short workout, and it was cool to be on the highest thing between Timp and Nebo, but kind of anticlimactic after South Thunder the previous week, and the limestone scree is not my favorite hiking surface; this made me change my mind about scrambling the disintegrating ridge over to the East Peak. Guess I'm not such a peakbagger after all. That side-trip, nasty now, would have been fun on snow, but there was not much of that left, so I'd left my ice axe in the car. And ah, the sounds of nature, such as two-stroke engines and gunshots. I did enjoy the wildflowers a lot. Worth doing, but if I ever go back it will be winter.
Posted Jun 22, 2008 10:28 pm

hatchmtWest Slope Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007
Despite the fact that this hike nearly broke my spirits, once on top the views were fantastic. I watched as Ammon Hatch tried to solo to East, and made the decision to stay put based on how it was going for him (and the fact that I had no strength left in my legs). Good times.
Posted Feb 26, 2008 11:30 am

peacheyNorthwestern Ridge Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

peachey

The weather was just perfect that day so I decided to make the trek up the peak. Somehow I missed the cairn turnoff along the trail and ended up blazing my own trail up the Northwestern ridge among the pines. It was slow going, but I finally hit the summit. What an amazing view!! The visibility was spectacular. The temperature at the summit was about 70 degrees with a slight breeze. It couldn't have been more pleasant up there.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 1:42 pm

Steve ElmerWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007

Steve Elmer

Short and steep with sweet views. FYI: Watch out for hunters.
Posted Sep 26, 2007 10:09 pm

DeanWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2007

Dean

I had a tuesday off so I headed for Provo Peak, one I had my eyes on for some time. I parked higher up and followed an atv track until it intersected the usual climbers trail. Steep in many places but the views were expansive and just got better the higher up I got. From the log I was the first one up there since Labor day. Strange that a great peak this close to major cities gets very little activity. The trail I found is good all the way to the summit and is worth looking for.
Posted Sep 19, 2007 4:38 pm

dr_gonzProvo Peak.  Sucess!

dr_gonz

Ive done this hill many times and in all times of the year. I love it.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 1:55 pm

vanman798Popular now?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

vanman798

Sept 29, 2012. Seems like Provo Peak is now popular, saw 8 other people out there today, in the past I've had the place to myself.

The Fall colors were nice.
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June 20, 2009. I'm finishing up the Wasatch 11,000er's and I needed to bag East Peak, so I first summited Provo Peak (and it was snowing on the peak), and then lost a bunch of Elevation trying to follow the ridge to East Peak. It took 1.5 hours to summit Provo Peak, and another 1.5 hours to traverse over to East Peak. The traverse is steep. Lots of wind and driving rain to deal with on this solo trip.

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No more Peak Cairn?
Aug 11, 2008
Two years ago, when I climbed Provo Peak there was a carin on the peak. Today (August 11, 2008) the cairn was gone.... which one of you destoryed it?

Anyway, from the Squaw peak road it took me less than 1.5 hours to summit.

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Route Finding
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Cairn on Provo Peak, inside is a log bookI drove up Squaw Peak road to the base of Provo Peak, then just made my own way up to the peak, walking through and over the man made terraces along the way. Eventually I came to the north ridge and followed that to the peak. On the peak, inside the cairn, I found a log book, which I signed. I did find a faint trail down the west side on the return trip.
Posted Aug 31, 2007 12:49 pm

hiker100West Ridge and East Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

hiker100

Hiked up the West ridge then once at the top traversed down and up East Peak. Descending down on the way over to east peak we stayed on the ridge / rock as much as possible and dropped down to the south a few times. A bit sketchy on the Scree going down between provo peak and east peak but possible with some hiking poles to help with balance. On the way back if you stay on the ridge you only have to drop down to the south a few times. Is there another route up East peak??
Posted Jul 19, 2007 12:08 am

CarpeyW. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2007

Carpey

Squaw Peak Road wasn't open yet, so I decided to ride my bike in... Made for a long day. Great summit though, awesome views.

Full TR here: http://www.danransom.com/TripReports/?p=26
Posted Jul 16, 2007 12:22 pm

Ammon HatchWest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Ammon Hatch

Pretty steep, but short. I attempted to solo over to East Provo, but decided against it after 20 minutes of banging my head against a wall. I suggest it to no one.

The road was passable by passenger cars, so the horrible nature of the road is either exaggerated, or it has been improved lately.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 11:35 pm

ridgegirlWest ridge Memorial Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

ridgegirl

It is so close, I couldn't pass it up. Beautiful views.
Posted Jul 1, 2007 2:38 am

Bruce ChristensenSolo hike on Labor Day from Y trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006

Bruce Christensen

Started from the Y mountain trailhead about 6:30am. Wandered around, got mildly lost, and eventually found the west ridge, which I walked straight up. Summited a bit before 1:30pm, and made it back to the trailhead around 4:30pm.

For a (much!) shorter hike, start from Squaw Peak Road. There's a nice place to park at a bend in the road right at the base of the west ridge.

A more detailed trip report and pictures are available at http://www.brucec.net/pictures/provopeak2006/
Posted May 28, 2007 2:42 pm

dandrewWest ridge ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

dandrew

My wife and I climbed from Camel's Back road. Easy climb, except for having to bushwack through young Aspen groves and scrub oak at lower elevation. Great views! We were the only ones up there, even on a holiday!
Posted Sep 12, 2006 5:13 pm

dillweedfun, short 11k hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1998

dillweed

hiked from "camel's back" road, the west ridge route, so it was short. We made the summit in about 90 minutes, just after sunrise. an incredible view to the east - I didn't know about all the cirques on the east side. There was an incredible columbine patch in the aspens at the base of the mountain - the largest columbine blossoms I have ever seen. I will definately hike this one again.
Posted May 8, 2006 2:01 am

TracyRoute climbed: west slope/ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 1983

Tracy

Climbed this one with Mark Cichoski. We parked his Mustang at the head of Rock Canyon and hiked up a mile further to camp the night before. Late that night a car came past our camp and got stuck in the severely rutted road. We helped them get unstuck and they asked us if our car was the Mustang and they described it like they knew it. The next day we discovered it had been broken into and the stereo had been stolen. Most likely we had helped the same people who had ripped us off. The summit was cold and windy with crunchy light snow conditions.
Posted Apr 6, 2006 5:33 am

eigerkidd1Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Jan 2005  Sucess!

eigerkidd1

This is my second time climbing the peak in the winter solo. I started once from Rock Canyon, and the second time from the Y trailhead to see if it was any shorter. Rock Canyon is the better start. A nice, simple, climb with a long approach.
Posted Dec 6, 2005 10:09 pm

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