Bighorn Peak (Upper Bells Peak) Climber's Log

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Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - May 8, 2018 11:37 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2018

Hamongog Trail  Sucess!

Climbed from Schoolhouse Springs through the Hamongogs. Quite a bit of snow from ~9200 feet up. Great spring mountaineering objective. A few good glissades back down to the trail.


kteichert - Mar 20, 2016 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2016

Wintry wonderland  Sucess!

Parked at the "Lehi" gate in alpine and went up via 1st hamengog and 2nd hamengog. Used the nice snow to slide up the side of big horn and up its tail to the summit ridge. The descent was soooooo fun as I got to glissade practically the entire way down to 2nd hamengog. Three hours to the summit, one hour to get back to the car. Was a fantastic day with my dog.


yadahzoemtn - Nov 3, 2014 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2009

Via Alpine  Sucess!

Cold day.


dstevenson0204 - Oct 11, 2014 11:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2014

Hematomoa Quad  Sucess!

One of the peaks up Coalpit Gulch to North Thunder to Lone Peak and down Jacobs Ladder


edge - Sep 20, 2014 12:37 pm

3 of 3  Sucess!

CLimbed up Ennis Peak, Lone Peak, and on to Bighorn Peak. Scrambling was not too bad but there were a few class 4 sections. Sun finally came out when we got to the top of Bighorn. Great views! Then we went down Bells canyon.


voxnihili - Jun 9, 2014 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2014

Big Horn  Sucess!

Went up from Schoolhouse Springs, then up the south ridge of the peak. Traversed over to South Thunder and back down past Lake Hardy. Beautiful day but very windy up top.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Sep 23, 2013 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

Big Upper Horn Bells  Sucess!

09/21/2013 traverse from Lone Peak 40 minutes
10/16/2010 Traverse from Lone Peak with Joe and Jacob, then traverse to South Thunder mountain

11/27/2009 From Alpine with ZeeJay and Scott Wesemann

08/01/2007 Traverse from South Thunder Mountain, then traverse to Lone Peak


utahjimk - Jun 24, 2013 10:52 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013

with WMC group  Sucess!

good hike lead by Steve G. first time for me!


scgrant - Jun 23, 2013 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2015

From Alpine  Sucess!

4/26/2015 From Alpine through the Hamongogs and South Ridge on up. A fair amount of snow the several days prior made for a fun mountaineering experience.
6/23/2013 Climbed with the WMC from Alpine through the hamongogs. From the second hamongog we pretty much headed straight up, through the boulder field, and to the ridge just to the East of Lone Peak on the saddle. The traverse along the West ridge to Bighorn was awesome. We descended by way of the more standard approach back through the hamongogs.

andrew david

andrew david - Feb 16, 2013 4:19 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2011

Take an Overnighter  Sucess!

This peak took me 4 attempts. I tried once from Sawmill Trail, twice via Bell's Canyon (avalanches have wiped away the upper part of the trail and make it a legitimate ordeal), and finally got there via the Schoolhouse Springs trail group. Camped for the night and climbed the peak first thing in the morning along with some others. Beautiful little lake and great sleeping on a melted out patch of soft pine needles with snow all around. My first ever mountain trip without a tent, and since, I have only taken a tent once. A great peak, but more impressive to behold from the Western ridge. Climbed the east(ish) ridge which shares a sort of saddle with the Thunders.

AjaxHiker - Oct 24, 2011 11:36 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2011

Via Schoolhouse Springs  Sucess!

Nice fall hike, with reds & yellows in the lower elevations & still a bit of snow between the boulders at the top from the storm a couple of weeks ago. Contemplated heading over to Lone, but bagged the idea after seeing conditions on the ridge.


Pfeiffer75 - Jul 11, 2011 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Climbed from Schoolhouse Springs TH via Lake Hardy Trail. Nice hike with many waterfalls.


Mooner - Oct 29, 2010 6:02 am

Up I Go  Sucess!

10/16/2010 via Bells Canyon with Joe and Matt. Part of Hematoma Quad

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Oct 17, 2010 11:31 am

Various ascents  Sucess!

Climbed 6 times:

  • 10/16/10 - West ridge via traverse from Lone Peak, then traverse to South Thunder
  • 08/02/08 - West ridge via traverse from Lone Peak, then traverse to South Thunder
  • 07/29/06 - East ridge via traverse from S. Thunder, then traverse to Lone Peak
  • 10/16/04 - East ridge via traverse from S. Thunder, then traverse to Lone Peak
  • 08/07/04 - West ridge via traverse from Lone Peak
  • 07/17/04 - East ridge via Bells Canyon

  • urlstevens - Aug 23, 2010 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

    Via the "hamangogs" on the Alpine side  Sucess!

    Have climbed this about a half-dozen times - usually en-route to Lake Hardy. Took a group of 14 yr-old scouts this time. Gorgeous views of the Utah / Salt Lake valleys, Lone Peak, Timp, Box Elder, etc.


    EJBean - Aug 15, 2010 2:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

    Climbed from the south via the Hamongogs  Sucess!

    I hiked up through the Hamongogs with a group of hikers heading to Lake Hardy, as part of the annual Alpine Days tradition. When we got to the meadow where you drop off Bighorn's south ridge, I decided to break away from the group and hike to Bighorn Peak. I had never been there and wanted to see the views. It was a great hike and the views were worth the extra effort. I returned via Dry Creek Canyon.


    ZeeJay - Dec 10, 2009 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2009

    a bunch  Sucess!

    I've climbed this one 12 times.

    12/10/09 From Alpine. -1 at the start.
    12/03/09 From Alpine with Moogie737 and Christine
    11/27/09 From Alpine with Scott Wesemann and Matthew Van Horn. Great late fall hike.

    12/6/08 Started out from Alpine headed for S Thunder but didn't bring snowshoes and thought it would be stupid to persist, so I settled for Upper Bells.

    08/14/07 With lesdubois. From Alpine after doing S Thunder. Finally figured out the easy way to do the east ridge.

    12/01/02 Started from Alpine headed for S Thunder but the weather wasn't looking too good so settled for Upper Bells.

    08/31/02 From Alpine. Did this one first and then went over to Lone Peak.

    07/27/02 From Alpine after doing S Thunder. From the final saddle to the summit I stayed on the S side of the ridge the whole way. I'm never doing it that way again.

    05/12/01 With MM from Alpine. Snow was soft but we did fine without snowshoes.

    10/07/00 With MM from Alpine. Then went over to Lone Peak.

    11/13/99 With MM from Alpine. Then went over to Lone Peak. Awkward amount of snow on N side of ridge.

    06/28/98 My first WMC trip and my first experience with Alpine. Led by Brad Yates with lesdubois and Todd. We did a loop, going up the trail east of the Upper Bells ridge and coming down the trail west of the ridge. Even though it was the end of June and a southern exposure, there was still a ton of snow.

    Scott Wesemann

    Scott Wesemann - Nov 30, 2009 11:28 am Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2009

    From Alpine  Sucess!

    With Matthew Van Horn and ZeeJay. Came up from Alpine on Black Friday. The weather was perfect until the last few hundred feet, then it got really windy, and it was very cold on top, so we didn't stay long. You can see a video from our summit experience here:


    byates - Dec 1, 2008 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1994

    Mutiple routes and climbs  Sucess!

    Need to get back, it's been to long, last climbed about 6-7 years ago. I've done it 4 times.


    vidclimber - Sep 25, 2008 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008

    Passing through  Sucess!

    Summited while hiking the beatout hike.

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