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Dmitry PrussSW Slope

Dmitry Pruss

Voted 10/10

Kelsey's Utah Mountaneering book recommends SW slope ascent and that's the route I tried, it's significantly shorter distance than traverse from N Tent, but steeper. Maybe just a mention of Kelsey's book would be good.

Also re: access from Eastern side, it'd be good to mention that Bacon Rind Road (which sometimes comes in computer-generated directions) is in bad shape & not a reasonable way to gain the ridge. Better to use the road from the reservoir to the South.
Posted Mar 5, 2006 4:32 am

DeanRe: SW Slope

Dean

Hasn't voted

Our original intent was to do the Kelsey route (also the High in Utah route) but snow and mud stopped us from being able to get to the road on the south side forcing us to do the traverse. Under the comments, I was answering nebben on why we did the Spring City approach and you might find that interesting. If someone trys the Bacon Rind road, I hope they'll post it to this page. BTW, do you have any pics you could add to the page, especially from the south approach? Thanks for your comments. Utah is a great state, so varied.

The Kelsey book is now linked in.
Posted Mar 5, 2006 4:46 am

Dartmouth HikerSouthern approach

Dartmouth Hiker

Hasn't voted

At this time, the road up Ephraim Canyon from the west is in excellent condition--wide, well-graded, and no trouble for any street-legal vehicle. Reaching the plateau from the east, once pavement ends, is a much rougher road, with some areas of mud; it's possible, but more nerve-wracking to get a passenger car up this side.

In a car, even with a few muddy areas, it's possible to continue on Skyline Drive to within a mile or so of the area below the saddle between N and S Tent, but some care must be taken due to rutting, potholes, and mud.
Posted Sep 2, 2013 6:19 pm

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