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Ammon HatchA few times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

Ammon Hatch

05/12/2012 - Beatout with Wasatch Mountain Club
01/09/2010 - From Alpine with a large group. No views from the summit, but a great day nonetheless.
06/02/2007 - Summited as part of the beatout hike with Matt Van Horn
Posted Jan 10, 2010 8:15 pm

ZeeJayA bunch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010


Climbed 14 times.

01/09/10--From Alpine with a large group of fantastic people.
11/22/09--From Alpine.
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.
12/07/02--From Alpine.
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

ericwillhiteVery nice  Sucess!
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

byatesMutiple routes and climbs  Sucess!


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

vidclimberPassing through  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008


Summited while hiking the beatout hike.
Posted Sep 25, 2008 8:30 pm

seanpeckhamSouthwest face from Alpine trailhead  Sucess!
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

vanman798Beatout  Sucess!
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

PocketsOfBlueEaster hike  Sucess!
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

utclimberBells Canyon approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007
Climbed S and N Thunder Mountain from the Bells Canyon approach.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 12:44 am

Scott WesemannThrough Bells  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

Scott Wesemann

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 ElmerBeatout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Steve Elmer

First time to S. Thunder. Great views and it seemed like a long ways down Bells Canyon.
Posted Sep 30, 2007 11:24 pm

mountaingazelleBeatout Hike  Sucess!
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 AndersonSouth Thunder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2007

J Anderson

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

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

apachedinoRoute:Part of Beatout  Sucess!
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 FranchowRoute climbed: Lightning Ridge / Beatout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2003

Jeremy Franchow

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

nebbenBells Canyon madness  Sucess!
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

HighCountryRe: Thunder


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

HighCountryBeatout nightmare  Sucess!


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

Rob ThompsonAlpine to Granite  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1978

Rob Thompson

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

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