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WaterGuyWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

WaterGuy

Fun climb! Took my wife up there to help get her ready for a Timp climb and she did great.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 7:19 pm

utclimberProvo and East Provo Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009
Hiked up Provo Peak for the first time in 2009. Also, made another ascent along with East Provo Peak on July 14, 2010. Time to the summit was 1 hour, 9 minutes.
Posted Jul 16, 2010 12:17 am

tmcraneWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

tmcrane

Fun little trip up the west ridge. Great views from the summit.
Posted Mar 25, 2010 3:11 pm

builttospillWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

builttospill

A quick hike once the road opens. This is a great afternoon workout that gets you on top of a peak. Also, my dog Sophie's first summit!
Posted Feb 5, 2010 3:19 am

thigbeeClimbed several times  Sucess!

thigbee

I've climbed this mountain four times: Once from the Squaw Peak Road (not bad at all! Quite the nice afternoon jaunt), once from Rock Canyon (looooong), and twice from Y Mountain/Slide Canyon (both times in winter). This is a great peak!
Posted Feb 2, 2010 2:58 pm

kteichertFalse summit heaven!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

kteichert

Absolutely loved this hike. One of the more enjoyable hikes with some of the best scenery in the Wasatch Range. I have always looked at Provo Peak, wanted to conquer it, but never knew the best way to get to it. I tried to start from Utah Valley a couple times and always found myself lost somewhere behind Y Mountain tired and exhausted and running out of daylight, with another couple thousand feet to go. So my friend finally pointed me to the road that gets you right to the start of the ridge that climbs right up the face of Provo Peak. I'm so glad to have finally done it. It was fantastic and I am hooked on SummitPost now and being an intelligent hiker.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 8:29 pm

aprovanceBeautiful Morning on Provo Peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

aprovance

Hit the ATV trail at 6:15am. Made it to the summit right at 8am. Great trail, easy to find and easy to follow. I took some pictures and looked for the summit registry that I heard was in the cairn at the top, but was disappointed to see it was gone. I had a baggy, my FedEx pen, and a scrap of paper to start a new registry. Will return with a more permanent registry.

August 19, 2009

I hiked up to Provo Peak again today and brought a permanent register with me that I placed inside the summit cairn. Hopefully that will last a while. It was a beautiful hike, we made great time, reaching the summit in a little over an hour and twenty minutes, and down in about an hour. We saw a group of deer down in the cirque on the backside of Provo Peak. Fun hike!
Posted Aug 11, 2009 3:29 pm

GahugafugaW Ridge to E Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009

Gahugafuga

Rode my bike from Rock Canyon CG to the standard trailhead. I have no idea why the guidebook says that road is 4WD only. After stashing my bike, climbed to the summit then began the traverse to the east summit. The guidebook fails to mention how dangerously steep and loose the slopes are. It also doesn't mention that you must contour about 100 feet below the ridge saddle to avoid cliffs, adding even more vertical to the roundtrip. It's a pretty nasty traverse for just being "Class 2", but it's still the simplest way to bag E Provo Peak.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 9:21 am

ericwillhiteWest Ridge plus East Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

ericwillhite

Nice hike up the West Ridge, trail a bit tricky to find near the begining. East Peak is an official peak and worth the trip. Full report with pics and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/provo_peak/utah_county_hiking_183.htm
Posted Jun 18, 2009 5:14 pm

zcochranUp the West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2009

zcochran

The road in was quite bad - there was an avalanche about 3 miles from the trail head, but we crawled over it in my buddy's pickup without too much drama.

Lots of route-finding before we hit the ridge. After that, just a steep, rough climb in heavy winds (I estimated sustained bursts at 60 mph based on the "head out the window on the freeway" tests). Summited about 7 PM. It would help to be a little more conditioned than I am; I underestimated this one.
Posted Jun 6, 2009 11:42 am

asaking11West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2009

asaking11

Hiked up the west ridge. The snow was pretty much gone except for a few patches. I had to hike 3 extra miles round trip because of a snow slide covering the road.
Posted Jun 3, 2009 7:07 pm

HeatonWinter climb from Rock Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2008

Heaton

Wife and I hiked up Rock Canyon and climbed up the west ridge on New Years Eve, my ninth time on the summit. We used snowshoes most of the way but cached them part way up the ridge and went with ice axes alone. We saw no one all day, but snowmobile tracks on the Squaw Peak Road made that part of the hike easier. The trip took from first light to dark. It was a beautiful white day!

The false summits on Provo Peak used to drive me nuts. But I learned to watch the peak just south of the summit and not expect to be close till I was looking down on it! No more disappointments. :-)
Posted Feb 20, 2009 10:38 pm

ZeeJayGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2009

ZeeJay

With Brent, Christine, Dave, and Moogie737. Beautiful day and great views from the summit. It took 9 hr and 45 min and would have been even longer if Brent, Dave, and Moogie737 hadn't broken most of the trail the week before.
Posted Jan 18, 2009 7:06 pm

Moogie737Y Mtn over Lion Head route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2010

Moogie737

First ascent on 1-17-09 via the Rock Canyon TH; along with Dave, Christine, Zeejay and Brent. Left the TH at 6:45 am and returned at 4:30 pm. Hard work but worth it. With luck a trip report may materialize. #2 3-2-10 This route is a tougher one than Rock Canyon because of elevation gain. With Brent, Dave and Anne. Plan for a minimum of 11 hours r/t. For us, it was a fine winter adventure. #3 7-17-10 Drove to the TH at 8,350' (high clearance a must). Solo. 1+09 to top, then bagged East Provo Peak. Returned over Provo Peak to find Boy Scouts and signal mirrors on major peaks in the Wasatch. 0+51 down.
Posted Jan 18, 2009 12:23 am

byatesA long time ago

byates

Up the CCC terraces.
Posted Dec 7, 2008 11:28 pm

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

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