Desolation Peak Climber's Log

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Moogie737 - Dec 22, 2018 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2018

From Bear Trap Fork and Mill D North TH and others  Sucess!

I have been on this peak a number of times, most recently December 22, 2018. Today it was very cold and so windy that it was bone-chilling snowshoeing in dogged fashion to the top. Several dozen skiers and snowboarders populated the summit and booted it single file from the top of the ski lift below. Accompanied by Nancy Martin & Lana Christiansen I enjoyed the entire experience in spite of the discomfort of the icy wind near the top. We started at the Mill D North TH and were about 6 hours round trip. Several inches of fresh snow allowed us to utilize snowshoes the entire way.


SabineInUtah - Jun 11, 2018 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2018

With Silver Peak  Sucess!

Nice hike up Beartrap Fork to Silver Peak and then Desolation Peak. Good early season hike to get in shape for summer peak climbing. Hiked with RDB.


BKiser90 - Jul 22, 2017 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017

Guardsman to Desolation  Sucess!

Finished off our four peak day with Desolation. Love the views down Big Cottonwood from here. Was tempted to head toward Murdock but decided to turn around and call it a day.


edge - Oct 6, 2016 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2016

Sunset  Sucess!

Watched the sunset from here, nice views of Desolation Lake!


Scott - Nov 19, 2015 1:47 pm

Desolation  Sucess!

Several times, including in winter.


yadahzoemtn - Nov 3, 2014 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Brighton Ridge Run  Sucess!

Nice walk


tonyo - Jul 28, 2014 10:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

Desolation  Sucess!

Hiked up from the Canyons. Fun little ridge near the top.


wyomtman - Apr 1, 2014 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2013

Powder!  Sucess!

Great turns off the top, assisted by the canyons lifts...


mattleggett - Mar 19, 2014 3:44 pm

Did it  Sucess!

Hiked it in July with my good friend Ash. Lightning in Big Cottonwood when we reached the summit


Apexrock - Oct 20, 2013 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2013

Via Mill D North Fork  Sucess!

Camped the night before at Lake Desolation. Great place to camp! Headed up to the peak first thing in the morning.


voxnihili - Jun 10, 2013 10:55 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013

Nice View  Sucess!

Part of my early morning trip across the ridge.


scgrant - Sep 29, 2012 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Big Cottonwood Canyon Super Loop  Sucess!

Climbed with the WMC as part of a BCC super loop.


Moogie737 - Jan 3, 2012 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2024

Part of Wasatch Crest/Brighton Ridge run  Sucess!

I've been on top of this little peak many times, today being about #5 or so. I like the ominous warning sign posted there for skiers, a warning that YOU CAN DIE when plying out-of-bounds areas! Starting a climb at Bear Trap Fork makes this peak a natural to bag before heading to Silver, etc. #6 (?) 04-16-24 W/Lana Peak #13 in my 80in80 project. Bear Trap Fork gully all the way. Did Silver Peak afterward.


utahjimk - Nov 9, 2011 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2011

utahjimk  Sucess!

up & down via Mill D North. Also explored ridge above lake separating Beartrap & Mill D N.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Jul 22, 2011 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Peak 9990  Sucess!

07/16/2011 Traverse from Mt. Olympus, Bear Trap Fork descent

07/08/2010 Running Wasatch Crest trail from Scott Hill

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Jul 18, 2011 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

First time  Sucess!

7/16/11 - My first time on this peak. Via Petes Rock (Wildcat Ridge) with a descent down Beartrap Fork.

Wisemtn - Jun 24, 2011 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2011

Wasatch Crest Snacks  Sucess!

I have often enjoyed the view of the lake while having a snack when biking the Wasatch Crest on this peak.

7/22/11-Made sure I went to the top on the way to Silver Peak.
8/19/16 - Biked up Mill D and hiked Deso/Silver Peaks.

Ed F

Ed F - Jan 31, 2011 8:31 pm

Great ski touring area  Sucess!

Especially in what's called "west Desolation." Very nice touring area that takes a bit of a hike to get to and usually doesn't draw big crowds.


Pharmacist - Nov 9, 2010 7:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

Great Views of the Lake  Sucess!

Climbed up Scott Hill from the Guardsman Pass road. spent a night on top of Scott with perfect weather. Then hiked down the ridge, checking out the views from 10009, Silver, and Desolation Peaks. Then hiked down the Desolation Lake Trail back to where my truck was waiting.

utclimber - Aug 8, 2010 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Silver and Desolation  Sucess!

After work hike of Desolation Peak and Silver Benchmark from Beartrap. RT time of about 2 hours.

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