Route Climbed: Bells Canyon-Traverse from N Thunder Date Climbed: July 11, 2004
Climbed N Thunder Mtn first by cutting over to Thunder Mtn Bowl from the upper reservoir. I then followed the ridgeline (class 3, with some exposure) to S Thunder before descending Bells Canyon. Both summits had very nice registers on top.
I left the TH at 7:20am and got back at 5:20pm - not too shabby
Route Climbed: Alpine to Lake Hardy Date Climbed: May 15, 2004 (South peak)
Snowshoes required above Lake Hardy. This is a beautiful climb. There is an actual summit log on top in an old Wasatch Mountain Club mailbox. I've done this a couple of times as Peak #2 of a quad starting at Coalpits Gulch. (North Thunder, South Thunder, Bell's Peak, Lone Peak, out Bell's Canyon.)
North Thunder really ought to be treated as a seperate peak and have its own page. It is easily the least visited peak in the Wasatch and probably the most difficult. There is a log book on top (I put it there) in a PVC tube. It will take many years to fill it up.
Route Climbed: South Thunder via Lake Hardy Date Climbed: 8/10/02
Excellent ascent via Lake Hardy. Hiked past first and second hamongogs, then past Lake Hardy, getting onto gentle granite slabs just west of the lake. Final 300 feet was steep boulders/talus. Stunning view of Lone Peak! Just short of 6,000 vertical feet and about ten miles roundtrip. Hope to try North Thunder next year via Bells.