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ericwillhiteReally liked the plateau on top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2011


Took the west side Cottonwood Wash route with JMH. Fun trip, the upper ponderosa pine forest was nice. There is a horse trail up there along the east-west summit ridge. The area where the benchmark is shown on the map looked highest to me. It has the best views of the cliffs. We placed a register to the NE where LOJ shows the top. There we found a coke can with baggy from Andy Martins climb in Aug 2010. Altimiter claims it is higher. http://www.willhiteweb.com/utah_climbing/split_mountain/dinosaur_national_monument_110.htm
Posted May 29, 2011 2:09 am

PropsBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2010


What a beautiful view from the top, not to mention throughout the hike. I took a route up the north slope running almost due north and south from the peak to our parking area. Loved the hike!
Posted May 16, 2010 9:21 pm

byatesWhat a view!  Sucess!


Just wandered up the ridge from the Northwest fun route finding, great solitude.
Posted Mar 26, 2009 11:15 am

KadeeFire  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


The majority of the hike was in fire burned terrain. It is a weird feeling to be surrounded by scorched trees and brush all around you. Summit was great. Camped at the Green River CG, very nice campground. There was only one other person at the campground.
Posted Nov 18, 2008 4:52 pm

SagebrushRoute Climbed: Horse Trail Canyon Date Climbed: June 2000
I climbed Horse Trail Draw up to the saddle on the north half of Split Mountain. It was a bit of a scramble in some spots...especially near the park boundary.

The saddle itself was spectacular. It is undoubtedly a former side canyon carved long ago by a stream which eventually diverted around the mountain, since I found ancient stream deposits in the base of the saddle. It would be interesting to know the age of the deposit.

To get to the Horse Trail Draw, go on the road to Rainbow Park and look for the big notch (which is the saddle) in the mountain. Park next to the road and travel cross country until you reach the draw that leads up to the saddle. For directions to the Rainbow Park road, ask at a park visitor center.

Here is the topozone web address for a map of the area:

Posted Dec 6, 2005 4:41 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: Desert Voices Route, several explorations all over the mountain. Date Climbed: Summit: 1992 and October 2003  Sucess!


Explored around several times, including in 1991, 1992, and more recently 2002 and 2003. I have been all over this mountain, but most of the time, the intent was just not to climb the mountain, though I have summitted twice, once in 1992 and once in 2003. On April 3, 2005, I spent part of the day on the lower slopes photographing the route and mountain with a digital camera.

Posted Dec 22, 2004 3:42 pm

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