Beatout - Pfeifferhorn to Bells Canyon Climber's Log

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courtpace - Jun 1, 2009 1:40 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2009

Beatout and then some  Sucess!

Did the standard route and then added Bighorn and Lone peaks then decended down Big Willow. Good snow conditions and sunny skies.


byates - Dec 9, 2008 12:45 pm

many times  Sucess!

I've done the standard route about ten times, once in reverse and twice on what was called Cassie's Beatout, which goes up to lake Hardy, climbs South Thunder, foolows the ridge east, and then down Red Pine.


vidclimber - Sep 25, 2008 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008

One long day and night  Sucess!

I did this along with the Bullion. The Beatout part was done mostly in the dark so I did not see the great views. I also ran up Lone peak while I was there.

Next in the winter and not by myself.


apachedino - Sep 5, 2007 12:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2005

Fun long day  Sucess!

The lightning ridge was really fun and we did some pretty crazy scrambling as a "shortcut." Bell's was a long ways to come down though.


mountaingazelle - Sep 3, 2007 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Super Beatout  Sucess!

This has been on my list for a while. I’ve always wanted to combine the Bullion Divide and Beatout Hike in one day. I had done parts of the ridge so I was familiar with the terrain. My friend dropped me off at Albion Basin early in the morning. It started raining when I arrived at the summit of White Baldy but an hour later it was nice and sunny again. The part of the ridge located west of the Pfiefferhorn was very scenic. The hike down Bells Canyon was tiring since it was a hot day. I made it back to the trailhead in the dark. A long and rewarding ridge traverse!

Steve Elmer

Steve Elmer - Aug 27, 2007 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Good One  Sucess!

Long day. Good weather. Great views.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Jun 3, 2007 10:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

Beat it out  Sucess!

Successful trip with Ammon Hatch from Red Pine, over the P-Horn, unnamed west of Pfeiff, Chipman Peak, across Lightning Ridge, topped off at S. Thunder, and beat it out of Bells Canyon.


HighCountry - Aug 30, 2006 3:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2004

Oops....Red Pine to Alpine  Sucess!

What an outstanding trip! I did this one the first time by myself. The ridge was straigtforward and absolutely beautiful. At on point I moved too far out to the south and had to 5.5 my way up hundreds of feet back up to the ridge. Then came the fun part. Instead of going over into Bell's, I followed a cairn trail (because my guide told me to follow the cairn trail to Upper Bell's) to the South ending up in the town of Alpine. The hike was amazing and hitchhking back to Salt Lake was a lovely experience. Lessons learned? Never trust cairn trails from year to year and people in Alpine are not likely to pick you up even if you appear to be an inoccent, if slightly ragged and insane looking hiker.

J Anderson

J Anderson - Aug 12, 2006 10:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2004

A first  Sucess!

The beat out was my first experience with ridgescrambling. I'm hooked.

Jeremy Franchow

Jeremy Franchow - Aug 4, 2006 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2003

Long, epic day  Sucess!

A beautiful alpine route. Stopped at Upper Bells for a fish fry which made for WAY too long a day...6am to 2am.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Jun 19, 2006 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2004

Tough but Terrific  Sucess!

Red Pine to Pfeifferhorn to Bells. Lightning Ridge is spectacular. Saw goats along the way.


spenceinboulder - May 9, 2006 12:44 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2003

Long Day Very Worthwhile  Sucess!

We did the route at a brisk walk sunrise to sunset. A lot of deadfall and debris in Bells. Would love to do it on skis someday.

mtn runr

mtn runr - Apr 10, 2006 9:07 pm

Beatout  Sucess!

I have had the priviledge of doing this classic Wasatch Mountain Club ridge run many times over a thirty year period. I think the first time was 1975 or 1976 and I remember that I wore a borrowed climbing helmet!

Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson - Mar 5, 2006 6:23 pm

One Excellent Day!  Sucess!

Harold Goodro lead this trip for the Wasatch Mountain Club. Our biggest problem was crossing the swollen stream in White Pine (no bridge) and dealing with the crossings in Bells - Lightning Ridge was spectacular!

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