Frary Peak (Antelope Island) Climber's Log

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dude14 - Jun 7, 2015 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2015

Winter Hike  Sucess!

The one awesome day in the Winter this year we made the trek. It was a great hike to the top, no snow, steady wind, not a lot of people.


mtybumpo - Jun 3, 2015 1:50 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2015

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Nice hike for a cool day. The view from the top is great.


Tonka - May 26, 2015 10:26 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Antelope is an interesting place.  Sucess!

Weather in SLC sucked all memorial weekend but out on the island it was almost full sun. Nice easy trail which gets a little tougher the last 1/8 mile and the final 100 feet up is even a tad more sketchy. The amount of people we saw without any supplies whatsoever was dumbfounding. I was coming down the steep section from the summit and a guy coming up said, "looks like going down is tougher, am I almost there?" I looked at him and all he had was a 16 oz bottle of water in his had which had one sip left. I said " you better hope so if that's all you have." Fun day and a nice escape of the rain.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Apr 27, 2015 1:11 am Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2015

Wet Desert Peak  Sucess!

Overcast along the Wasatch front. The shadows of the clouds stopped at the island, which made for a wonderful sky above this unique natural feature.


brekgrover - Apr 19, 2015 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2015

Frary Peak Trail  Sucess!

Quick training hike up the standard route with Phet Grover and Liam Grover


harbor - Dec 1, 2014 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2014

Black Frary Friday  Sucess!

Summited with 2 of my brothers right at sunset. We had the warmest Thanksgiving in 70+ years (so I was told). Had to take advantage of great weather and get a peak in. The parking lot was nearly full. Very popular hike if the weather is nice. Will have to come back and take the scramble route next time.


aaronjames - Sep 29, 2014 12:10 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2014

Wildflowers  Sucess!

Nice hike with great views of the salt flats and SLC area.


sharpa - Apr 11, 2014 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2014

Beautiful Day  Sucess!

Excellent views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains. Pretty good rest day hike. Next time I'll try the scramble route. No wildlife on the trail today.


nhberes - Mar 5, 2014 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2013

Unfortunate day for me

Unsuccessful day for me. Was trying to break in some newer approach shoes and ended up with a large blister on the back of my right heel. Luckily it didn't stop me from summit into Grand Teton the next weekend. Will definitely have to make it back to Frary this summer.


burtch07 - Mar 2, 2014 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2014

Conquered  Sucess!

Took my 7 year old son up to the peak for father and son bonding time. He did very well and this route was a good "get back into hiking shape" trip for me. I'll be doing trip report soon. Will be going back soon too. The last 0.08th of a mile was tuff!! Great views, left a mini log book on top with a sharpie. If you get up there sign it and snap a pic for me


Bun84067 - Jan 27, 2014 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 1995

Hiked with the family  Sucess!

Hiked this with the wife, parents, brother, etc. Mom had a very hard time getting off the mountains, as she had knee issues. I don't remember much else, but Kadee said I had to sign the log, and one must do what Kadee says. ;)


Lacey - Jan 23, 2014 12:08 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

My first P2K  Sucess!

I was terrified the last 100 or so feet of vertical. Kadee assures me it wasn't that bad. At least it was a beautiful day!


Kadee - Jan 20, 2014 1:04 pm

Re: Climing out of the inversion

It was nice meeting you on the summit. Happy trails!

Martin Ralya

Martin Ralya - Jan 19, 2014 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

Climing out of the inversion  Sucess!

After trying unsuccessfully to summit Frary with my daughter on my shoulders back in November, I was excited to get back to it. Coming off of Mount Olympus, an ass-kicker of a hike (for me, at least), I expected Frary to be a breeze -- and it wasn't! That last 0.08 miles, from the weather station to the summit along the down-then-back-up trail, is pretty hairy in the snow. Without spikes and poles, I might well have turned back at that point. As it was, I took it slow and steady on the way up, and did portions of it on my butt on the way down.

With a heavy inversion in the valley, it was nice to get up above the guck, particularly on such a clear, crisp day. I met three other folks, all very nice, at the weather station and we did the last bit together. This was only the second time since I started peakbagging that I wasn't alone on the summit (the first was Dooly Knob with my daughter), and it was a different feeling.

The 360 degree view from the top is stellar even with an inversion; I can only imagine how cool it would be without it. Well worth the hike!

One of my favorite things about mountains is how they reveal themselves to you as you approach them: their folds seem to unfurl, their flanks take on a different profile depending on where you see them from, and the light catches them in different ways. Frary Peak, though fairly low in elevation, is fantastic for that.

The Frary Peak trailhead is closed in the winter, adding 0.6 miles RT to the route (as you have to walk from the parking lot by the road up the trailhead).


scgrant - Oct 30, 2013 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2016

Frary Peak  Sucess!

2/18/2016 Under less than ideal conditions. Decent on the hike up, but shortly after leaving the top not so much. Hail, zero vis, and easily 80 mph winds. But that just makes it exciting, right?
10/30/2013 Great hike up to Frary Peak, even under some cold, stormy weather. We first made the slight detour up to Dooly Knob, then on to Stringham Peak, and staying true to the ridge onto Frary Peak. Fun scrambling staying on the ridge above the trail to the summit.


ZeeJay - Oct 15, 2013 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2013

Free  Sucess!

Couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit the island for free due to the federal shutdown. Hiked to the top of Frary Peak and then over to Red Rocks and Bamberger Hill. On the way back, went to Stringham Peak and Dooly Knob.


abrennalinerush - Jun 19, 2013 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2013

Smells like home.  Sucess!

I missed island life and the smell of salt water, so that dude who signed the climber's log below (some guy from Utah... UtahGuy? him...) took me island traipsing. BISON! A+, Antelope Island.


utahguy058 - Jun 17, 2013 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2013

Like Ireland  Sucess!

Absolutely Spectacular. This was my second time to this summit and I can't speak highly of it enough during this time of year. March is gorgeous on the island. It feels so green and with all the water around it is very reminiscing of Ireland. Jagged cliffs, green grasses, patches of snow. The final bit to the summit was a bit tough cause the snow and slick spots, but did it and worth it all.


Pharmacist - Mar 11, 2013 12:31 am Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

Windy Day  Sucess!

Got there at 630am, had to wait for the gate to open at 7am. Very windy all day. Views were great. Forecast said rain/snow showers but it was a bluebird day, just windy. The trail to bypass the scrambling looked covered in snow and not very good option, so we climbed across the ridge. Made it interesting. Car to car in 4hr 15min. Nice hike.


CacheMACS - Oct 9, 2012 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2012

Antelope in the Fall

It was a nice peaceful afternoon. The weather was perfect for this hike. It had some very interesting surroundings and the trail was well maintained. My favorite part of the hike was the last .5 miles of the trip to the top. I really enjoyed the rock scramble to the end.

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