South Thunder Mountain Climber's Log
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|ZeeJay||A bunch |
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010
|Climbed 14 times.|
01/09/10--From Alpine with a large group of fantastic people.
11/28/08--From Alpine. Nasty weather, summit completely socked in.
11/22/08--From Alpine with MOCKBA, beautiful spring-like weather.
02/19/08--From Alpine with Dave, Lana, and Michael. Beautiful winter day.
08/14/07--From Alpine with lesdubois. Also did Upper Bells Peak.
01/29/07--From Alpine with Dave and Christine. Beautiful winter day.
10/23/05--From Alpine with Joyce and Kathy. Lots and lots of hunters.
06/25/05--From Alpine, saw a mountain lion on the way down.
11/23/02--From Alpine with Dave.
07/27/02--From Alpine, also did Upper Bells Peak.
05/28/00--Beatout hike with WMC led by Walt.
08/14/99--From Alpine with MM, also did North Thunder.
|Posted Nov 22, 2009 5:41 pm|
|ericwillhite||Very nice |
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008
|Amazing place so close to home. Pics and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/utah_climbing/wasatch_mountains/thunder/upper_bells_229.htm|
|Posted Jul 9, 2009 4:56 am|
|byates||Mutiple routes and climbs|
|Usually part of the Beatout, also have done in combo with North Thunder and Lone Peak, Big Horn combo's.|
|Posted Dec 1, 2008 2:12 pm|
|vidclimber||Passing through |
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008
|Summited while hiking the beatout hike.|
|Posted Sep 25, 2008 8:30 pm|
|seanpeckham||Southwest face from Alpine trailhead |
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008
|I had an evening commitment, so vanman and I got a 5 am start, and in just under 12 hours climbed S Thunder and Bighorn Peak. The mountain was still snowy even on south aspects above ~9500' and we hardly had to walk on any talus. South Thunder was a very nice snow climb, and has some of the best views in the Wasatch. We had some decent glissading too. There was a mountain goat on the summit as we approached.|
|Posted Jun 15, 2008 2:38 pm|
Date Climbed: May 19, 2012
|May 19, 2012 on the Beatout.|
Via School House Springs - June 14, 2008:Sean Peckham and I climbed this one via the Lake Hardy/School House Springs route from Alpine. Since we were in the neighborhood, we also bagged Bighorn Peak. We covered over 13 miles, and over 6400 ft of vertical. View our summit video.
|Posted Jun 14, 2008 11:56 pm|
|PocketsOfBlue||Easter hike |
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2008
|Went up and down South Thunder in an afternoon on Easter Sunday 2008. Started from Alpine and encountered excellent snow conditions, though I got roasted by the sun all afternoon. Did the ~11 mile round trip solo in just over six hours.|
|Posted Mar 27, 2008 4:15 pm|
|utclimber||Bells Canyon approach |
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007
|Climbed S and N Thunder Mountain from the Bells Canyon approach.|
|Posted Jan 14, 2008 12:44 am|
|Scott Wesemann||Through Bells |
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007
|Climbed with Steve Bohman. We had a great day, although it was very windy on top. We decided to go down the Alpine side, which did not seem any faster and it was very hot and dry on that side. (See trip report)|
|Posted Oct 26, 2007 11:05 am|
|Steve Elmer||Beatout |
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007
|First time to S. Thunder. Great views and it seemed like a long ways down Bells Canyon.|
|Posted Sep 30, 2007 11:24 pm|
|mountaingazelle||Beatout Hike |
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007
|My last summit of the day during a long traverse on the Alpine Ridge. I was pretty tired by the time I made it to the top of South Thunder Mountain. The descent down Bells Canyon took longer than expected due to route finding.|
|Posted Sep 3, 2007 1:55 pm|
|J Anderson||South Thunder |
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2007
|The ridge from North Thunder to South Thunder offered some fun climbing. Hiked with Grizz and Asher as our second peak of our trip around the Quad.|
|Posted Aug 2, 2007 1:40 pm|
|hiker100||ROUTE: ALPINE TRAILHEAD |
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007
|Late snow storm dropped 2 feet of snow and we couldn't pass it up. Hiked up Friday night to Lake Hardy, camped above lake hardy about 400' and headed up to South Thunder the next morning. Lake hardy was completely frozen...|
|Posted Jun 24, 2007 2:02 am|
|apachedino||Route:Part of Beatout |
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004
|Exciting to finally get this one since it is plainly visible from my backyard. Very fun scrambling on the lighning ridge. Should have left earlier we got a real late start and descended bells from the upper meadow in the dark, fortunately I know that part like the back of my hand. Can't wait to do N. Thunder from Coalpit, it is next on my list.|
|Posted Oct 7, 2006 6:56 pm|
|Jeremy Franchow||Route climbed: Lightning Ridge / Beatout |
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2003
|Great conclusion to the Beatout before descending to Upper Bells. Can't wait to do N. Thunder one of these days.|
|Posted Aug 4, 2006 11:24 pm|
|nebben||Bells Canyon madness |
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006
|Started with Moogie737 and Brent at 7:30, got to the upper Bells reservoir in 2:45, and had the rest of the trip above there to ourselves. I think I must have drunk over 2 gallons of water going up and coming down. 102F or so when we got back to the car! We smelled terrific.|
|Posted Jul 30, 2006 5:01 am|
|Hit this peak after Phiefferhorn on the beatout trail. Was looking to descend via Bell's Canyon, but followed the wrong cairn trail (duh!) and ended up passing Hardy and down into Alpine. Had to hitchhike home to SLC. Not fun considering how much the folks in Alpine are willing to help a guy in full climbing gear staggering down the highway. I must have looked like one of those murderous lost hikers you always here about. On that note, a messege to all good hearted citizens: If you see a guy wearing a backback and climbing gear wandering around in the flats looking lost, he is not likely a bum. He is more likely a lost hiker in need of some assistance. So get over your paranoia and help the poor guy out! The trip, by the way, was outstanding except for that last part.|
|Posted Jul 8, 2006 3:09 pm|
|Don't feel bad, I got lost in the same area. Easy to do, I suppose. Now I have GPS!|
|Posted Jul 8, 2006 3:09 pm|
|Rob Thompson||Alpine to Granite |
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1978
|South Thunder was a cool, windy lunch stop on a Dry Canyon to Bells Canyon traverse lead by Gordon Swenson and sidekick Cliff Moser. The other time I enjoyed lunch on South Thunder was during a White Pine to Bells traverse lead by Harold Goodro in 1970.|
|Posted Mar 6, 2006 3:44 am|
|Moogie737||Various routes |
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2012
|4th time on the summit (earlier climbs 8/5/05, 7/22/06, 6/07 as part of Beatout hike). First winter ascent on 2-19-08. Thanks to Judy, Dave and Lana for their assistance. Beautiful snow conditions, grand vistas, abundant sunshine: a perfect experience. 5+30 up, 3+45 down. #5 7-8-08 as part of the Beat-Up hike. See No. Thunder climber's log for brief description. In a word, it was just short of brutal. #6(from Alpine TH) 11-15-08 with Brent, Dave & Anne. Donned snowshoes 30 minutes above 2nd Hamongog. Couldn't locate the summit mailbox. 5+45 up & 3+25 down. Bluebird day, plenty of crusty snow above 8,000'. #7 on 2-28-09. W/ Dave, Brent & Christine. Bluebird day although 15 degrees at start. 5+10 up, 3+30 down. Perfect snow. #8 on 5-30-09 Solo from Bells Canyon. Only lost the trail one time between the meadow & the upper reservoir; that cost me 300' & 25 minutes. 4+43 up 3+15 down. Tons of consolidated snow above the meadow. #9 2-9-10 w/ Dave, Christine & Anne, from Alpine TH, 5+30 up (trailbreaking the entire way) 3+25 down. All kinds of weather but overall beautiful. #10 5-25-10 Part of Beatout w/ Dave & Christine. Record snow, trailbreaking 95% of time. 8+00 from White Pine TH to this summit. #11 8-10-10 W/ Brent. Uncommon eastern route through the boulders. 5+00 up, 4+09 down. #12 1-25-11 w/ Dave. The worst weather conditions I have ever encountered on a Wasatch Peak. How we even found the mountain is still a mystery. 5+40 up 8+01 down (!). Head lamps the final 3+ hours. #13 1-29-11 Solo (w/ Brent to 9,400') Blue bird day. #14 5-28-11 Part of Beatout w/ WMC. Record snow pack, winter-like wx, slurpy snow down to near the spring in Bells Canyon. #15 2-7-12 Solo. Trail breaking in snowshoes from 2nd Hamongog. Bluebird day with gusty cold winds from the saddle to the summit. Snowshoes all the way to the summit! 5+07 up from Alpine TH. #16 6-9-12 Alpine TH, tolle Gesellschaft, zwei Hunde eingleschlossen! #17 3-19-13 Final official day of winter, so gotta get something high! Firm snow via Bells Canyon. Used snowshoes up and crampons down. Bluebird day with zero wind. #18 4-2-13 Solo. Bells Canyon and (for me) new route to reach the north summit ridge. Horrendous winds with blowing snow( 5" of new stuff). SS all the way up and down from the "plateau." #19 With WMC Ben, Julie and Beth. Alpine TH. Great snow above 9,500' 5+08 up. Lots of new road construction en route to 1st Hamongog. #20 8-3-13 W/ Brent via Bells Canyon upper reservoir and direct across boulder fields, down normal route. 5+27 up. #21 11-7-13 W/ Anne via Alpine TH. Snowshoes from saddle below Upper Bells Pk. 5+29 up, 3+42 down. #22 3-8-14 W/ Dave via Alpine TH. SS from 2nd Hamongog.5+26 up. #23 5-8-14 Solo. Prep hike for WMC. Boots for trail breaking in 6" snow from 1st to 2nd Ham. SS from there in 12" new snow. 5+48 up, 2+26 down. Viel zu ueberlegen. IVD. #24. 5-10-14 WMC hike in 6" new snow since trip #23. Clouds & breezes but success-5+30 to top. Immer noch spüre ich ein schweres Herz. #25 9-14-14 4+58 to top via south route. Tolle Gesellschaft, moechte ich gestehen. #26 4-18-15 WMC hike w/ Becca, Jordan & Ambrose. Great snow from the 2nd Hamongog. #27 7-21-15 W/ Brent via Bells Canyon and boulderfield.|
|Posted Aug 5, 2005 11:00 pm|