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BKiser90With Kings (No Triple Crown)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2017


Originally had my sights on the Triple Crown, but I am not as hardcore as most of the folks who have signed this climber's log. Therefore, Kings and South Kings were an accomplishment for me. This is a great peak to bag because we didn't see anyone else once we descended from the summit of Kings. We also avoided a thunderstorm by taking this detour.
Posted Aug 6, 2017 1:32 am

PrinceOfNorwayTriple Crown!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2015


If you do Kings, you might as well do South Kings as well. It takes about an hour to get there (unless you have a sprained ankle). Stick to the top of the ridge for best results. The views from South Kings are amazing. You'll also see less people. It's one of those places you feel so remote. Just let it happen.
Posted Aug 31, 2015 12:25 pm

abrennalinerushRe: Triple Crown!


I feel like this summit log is a personal attack against me.
Posted Aug 31, 2015 1:41 pm

abrennalinerushCute benchmark!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2015


Most summit benchmarks are placed by the USGS, but this was the first I've seen that was placed by the Forest Service. I'm probably the only person that finds this tidbit to be interesting. Gorgeous day! Hopped over from Kings after forcing myself to eat some cajun trail mix. Also bagged Gilbert the day before, thus completing the triple crown!
Posted Aug 30, 2015 9:41 pm

mattleggettPowell-Kings-S. Kings  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2014


Made a quick run over from Kings after speaking with some friendly folks at the summit of kings
Posted Sep 22, 2014 2:27 pm

scgrantS. Kings  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


8/17/2013 Made the quick traverse over from Kings. The weather was really turning on the way back so I undercut Kings gaining the ridge just above Anderson Pass. Made for a quick return trip. Part of a fun two day excursion that included Gilbert, Gunsight, East Gunsight, Kings, and South Kings.
Posted Aug 17, 2013 10:53 pm

DarrenKnezekLink up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010


Did this after Kings
Posted Jun 18, 2013 9:54 am

Scott WesemannTriple Crown
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Scott Wesemann

8/11/12- Triple Crown (highest 3 peaks in Utah) in 13 hours car to car with Josh Greenwell. We started in wet conditions in the dark and it slowed us down a lot. Summited Kings in 3:55 and then cruised over and tagged S. Kings. I took a tough fall on the saddle on the return trip over Kings. We ran back over the Gunsight plateau with our crew (they were running the Quest 4 Kings marathon) and reached the base of Gilbert in 7:30. We went up the chute and filled up in the spring. At the top of the cute we got blasted by the wind the rest of the way up to Gilbert and it took the steam right out of me. The descent and run out was a death march.
Posted Sep 25, 2012 12:13 pm

AjaxHikerPart of Kings-Emmons ridge traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2012
Peak 2 of 8 on the day, didn't see a soul the entire time.
Posted Sep 11, 2012 1:18 pm

Matt LemkeDay hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Matt Lemke

Hiked the Yellowstone Creek trail all night 18 miles to Anderson Pass. Did like 8 peaks
Posted Aug 30, 2012 2:31 am

Matthew Van HornHeir to the throne  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Matthew Van Horn

King's, S. King's, Gilbert (Utah Triple Crown) 8:26:53 car to car from Henry's Fork CG

Also did 8/8/2007
Posted Aug 19, 2012 1:54 am

apachedino"Long" run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011


Added this to Kings on a 7.5 hour run from Henry Fork TH. Needed this one to add to my 13er list as I got stormed off before this point on a Kings-Emmons attempt a year before. Otherwise I would have just ran Kings. I will be back to better my run with better route planning and quicker water stops. Sub-6 hours is within the grasp of most runners I think.
Posted Oct 27, 2011 11:03 pm

jhardinkS Kings  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2011


Most recently climbed this on a ridge traverse from Trail Rider Pk to Kings. Also climbed it on Sept 4, 2009, on my first trip up Kings. Mount Emmons was getting pounded by rain and lightning at 10 AM- I got out of there fast.
Posted Oct 16, 2011 5:52 pm

MoonerUp I Go


09/08/11 Took exactly 30 mins to get to from Kings Peak
Posted Sep 9, 2011 12:09 am

vanman798Along with a few others  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011


Left Elk Horn crossing at 5:15 am, which allowed me to beat the Labor Day weekend infestation of Kings Peak hikers, as I was the first on Kings that day (arriving at 9:30 am). Sat on top for an hour, and still had it to myself, then I headed over to South Kings, Peak 13,306 (2nd Gemini), and Peak 13,387 (1st Gemini aka "Painter Peak"). Back tracked to the saddle between 2nd Gemini and S. King, and desended into Painters Basin and would never make that mistake again! After 15 hours I was back at Elk Horn Crossing.
Posted Sep 5, 2011 10:32 pm

BLongNice combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011


Easily combined with King's Peak, but has better views!
Posted Aug 26, 2011 8:42 pm

ZeeJaySecond only to Kings  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010


7/15/2010 Started at HF TH. Climbed Kings, S Kings, Painter Peak, Trail Rider Peak, Roberts Peak, N Emmons, Emmons, S Emmons, Owl, Lost BM, and Flat Top BM and exited via Dry Gulch in one long day.

7/7/2009 In one long 17 hour, 28+ mile day starting from the Henrys Fork TH, I did Kings Peak, S Kings Peak, Painter Peak (13387), and Trail Rider Peak (13247). Then descended into Painter Basin, back over Gunsight Pass, and back to the start. The weather was perfect.
Posted Jul 16, 2010 9:53 pm

Joseph Bulloughvia Henrys Fork  Sucess!

Joseph Bullough

7/16/10 Traverse from Kings Peak enroute to Mount Emmons.

9/5/09 Easy traverse from Kings Peak. A long and tedious descent into Painter Basin.
Posted Sep 6, 2009 11:02 am

utclimber4 peaks in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008
I climbed Henrys Fork Peak, West Gunsight Peak, Kings Peak, and South Kings Peak in a day from Henrys Fork Trailhead. Round trip was around 12 hours.
Posted Aug 15, 2009 12:26 am

Dave Kvia Kings Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007
Fun, easy climb from Kings Peak.
Posted Jun 20, 2007 12:44 am

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