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TBrohmSunset Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2016


Did a double traverse today. When up a VERY STEEP nontraditional route to Pioneer Peak and Sunset Peak. I started out following the Lake Mary/Catherine Pass Trail at Brighton Ski Resort. One I started to pass Lake Martha, the trail switch backed to the east a little. At the top of this switchback between Lake Martha and Lake Catherine, is where I left the trail and met the ridge that divides the Catherine Pass and Dog Lake area. Once off the trail, I followed a very faint game trail along the ridge. About 150 feet below the top of the ridge (with Pioneer Peak a couple hundred feet to my west), a narrow and STEEP grass and scree covered slope taunts in front. This was my favorite part of the route. Once on the Summit of Pioneer Peak, one has incredible views of the surrounding peaks. Sunset Peak is WSW about .8 to .9 miles from the summit of Pioneer. Descend to the saddle, and follow the well defined trail to the summit of Sunset. I chose to do these peaks in reverse order. Pioneer first, Sunset second. It was incredible. I highly recommend this route.
Posted Sep 16, 2016 6:29 pm

asaking11Sweet Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2016


Awesome views of BCC, LCC, and AF canyons from here. We did a quick hike up and ran back down. First run/hike after breaking my ribs a couple of weeks ago.
Posted Jul 12, 2016 5:33 pm

Clubbox42Unexpected Summit  Sucess!
Climbed it just for kicks from Catherine Pass while hiking to Lake Catherine with my father. Nice and easy hike, great views, would recommend if looking for a quick 10er to bag!
Posted Jun 4, 2016 10:45 pm

SabineInUtahEasy hike!  Sucess!


Easy access and easy half-day hike RT. This would be a great peak for novice peak baggers. On the weekends, there are large crowds hiking from the Brighton parking area, so not a wilderness/solitude experience. Hiked with HZ and KP.
Posted Mar 1, 2016 11:53 am

edgeBrighton Ridge Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2015


Hit Sunset Peak on the Brighton Ridge Traverse, awesome views and nice and warm if you got out of the wind!
Posted Nov 1, 2015 7:59 pm

browng73Nice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1997


Hiked to the top with my wife's family.
Posted Aug 31, 2015 1:39 pm

ridings82Various Ascents  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2015


I've climbed this peak several times - one the best views for the least amount of work in the Wasatch. Took my 8 year old daughter on one adventure and my wife on another. Definitely a peak that the majority of the family can enjoy.

Catherine's Pass TH - 07/21/2012, 08/05/2012, 08/23/2013, 08/22/2015

From Tuscarora (& Twin Lakes) - 09/27/15
Posted Aug 25, 2015 5:30 pm

Joseph BulloughVarious ascents  Sucess!

Joseph Bullough

Climbed 14 times:

8/15/15, 8/9/15, 6/23/12, 7/23/10, 8/30/09, 7/19/09, 7/10/09, 6/27/09, 9/13/08, 7/26/08, 7/15/07, 9/10/05, 8/14/04, 5/15/04
Posted Aug 10, 2015 12:10 pm

J. W. HallNice Treat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

J. W. Hall

Easy, clear trail; lovely views; great hike
Posted Jul 27, 2015 5:01 pm

kteichertAlta-Brighton Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015


Did this with some trail running friends, Aaron Williams, and Kenzie Barlow. We started at Alta and did a little 10 mile loop, which included tagging this nice little summit.
Posted Jun 25, 2015 8:54 pm

jgreenerunsA quick afternoon hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2014


via Martha & Mary trail

Husband and I summited quickly because we had some dinner plans. So gorgeous at the top. Very fun and pretty low key hike.
Posted Apr 13, 2015 3:17 pm

mattleggettFirst Utah hike  Sucess!


First time to Utah first hike I ever got to do on a 46day tour around the country.
Posted Sep 10, 2014 7:30 pm

eamhatchOver One Year Later  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014


Ammon Hatch and I climbed Sunset again. It was delightful.
Posted Sep 2, 2014 3:39 pm

David MortensenSunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2014

David Mortensen

I hiked on Labor Day with my wife, 2 daughters, and about half the state of Utah. My wife and daughters hiked to Lake Catherine and waited for me while I went the additional mile to the summit. It's a beautiful area.
Posted Sep 1, 2014 8:44 pm

dgrimreaperFirst Utah Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014


First peak in Utah. Tagged along with Point Supreme after starting in the lower parking lots. Overall easy hike with great views. Saw two moose on the way up to the main trailhead.
Posted Aug 25, 2014 7:08 pm

runbyu1Birthday Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2014


Brit and I ran up for my birthday. We saw a moose close to the trail on the way up and got some great pictures. I ran pretty hard on quite a few portions on the way up. It was hot and Brita unfortunately had a combination of dehydration and altitude sickness hit her. It was slow going on the way down. Still a great experience and a great view from the top.
Posted Aug 17, 2014 8:02 pm

eamhatchFirst Summit in Years  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013


Ammon Hatch and I took Catherine's Pass to Sunset. This was the first summit I climbed since I was in high school. It was glorious, and it toughened me up for Lone Peak a couple of weeks later.
Posted Apr 24, 2014 4:32 pm

yadahzoemtnBrighton Ridge Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012


Many times
Posted Sep 15, 2013 9:16 am

abrennalinerushRe: Afternoon Delight


Pssssst - you spelled the name of your beloved mountain wrong. It's Timpanogos. We should just blame your phone again, yes?
Posted Aug 13, 2013 10:54 am

utahguy058Afternoon Delight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2013


This was a tasty treat! The views were amazing. I'm looking at you Princess Timpanogas, Your curves be looking so sexy! RAWR! This truly was a gorgeous hike. It wasn't too difficult at all. We planned on doing Wolverine, but a storm came in and rained on the parade. As Garth Brooks once said... and the thunder rolls!
Posted Aug 12, 2013 10:51 pm

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