Grandeur Peak Climber's Log

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cchump8 - Sep 4, 2006 5:15 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2006

Church Fork  Sucess!

Fun hike. I can't wait to try it in the winter with snowshoes.

Jeremy Franchow

Jeremy Franchow - Aug 4, 2006 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2002

Route climbed: Church Fork  Sucess!

Climbed multiple times. Great hike for anytime of the year.


pbogen - Aug 3, 2006 6:06 pm

excellent spring hike  Sucess!

Have done this hike twice via churhfork and once from west side. Go in the spring, when the olympus ridge is still buried in snow, the views are awesome. Did the hike from churchfork on a saturday and memorial day and it was crowded. When I took the west ridge route I saw no other hikers. West ridge is very short but very steep.


dillweed - Jun 30, 2006 6:26 am

hiked twice  Sucess!

from Church Fork. Next I will come from the West. Quick and Rewarding hike.

Dorkteam6 - Jun 14, 2006 7:11 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2006

A fun trail  Sucess!

Second trip up. There was a little bit of snow still up on top. Always a fun hike to get some exercise. Also climbed 09/30/04


climbingchic - May 31, 2006 4:37 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked it cuz i wanted to do the whole ridge to Mt. Aire. Did beat my own time by 30-60 mins! that was nice!! too many people on top, unexpectedly. lol I thought there was a ridge trail over to Mt. Aire, but I found out differently. Only made it not quite 1/2 way til time made me turn around. Oh yah! if anyone finds a Lake Louise/Canada cap on the rocky part of the ridge...ITS MINE! love to have it back if ever found. :)


highonpeaks - May 9, 2006 3:56 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

Church Fork  Sucess!

Nice little warm up for bigger peaks yet to be climbed!


madjohnbo - Apr 21, 2006 5:45 am

Route Climbed: Church Fork Trail  Sucess!

Fun little hike.


madsjim - Apr 20, 2006 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2006

Route Climbed: Church Fork  Sucess!

Excellent hike, enough elevation gain to make it a challenge, yet not a long distance to make it epic. It was very beautiful with all the snow and I highly recommend spring as the best time to climb before it all melts.


hgrapid - Mar 25, 2006 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2006

Deep snow  Sucess!

The snow was very deep, but it was a beautiful early evening when we reached the summit. Overall a very nice hike. The ski pole was a life saver - thanks Dmitri!

Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson - Mar 5, 2006 4:40 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2004

Church Fork Trail  Sucess!

A fine morning hike with Gordon Swenson - met Steve Mecham and friends on top.

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - Feb 13, 2006 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008

Multiple Ascents  Sucess!

5/23/2009 - West Ridge Solo.
6/18/2008 - West Ridge with my friend John B.
6/2/2008 - Climbed West Ridge with Ammon and my wife Sarah,
5/13/2008 - Climbed West Ridge with Ammon Hatch for an after work workout.
2/11/2006 - My brother and I hit the Church Fork trail on Saturday and had a great time. The weather was fantastic and the views were very rewarding. Overall, this is a great winter hike. We brought snowshoes just in case, but never ended up using them.


aiadvisors - Jan 6, 2006 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Route Climbed: Church Fork

June 10, 2006
Beautiful weather. Perfect warmup for the summer Wasatch. Took the family and no one suffered.
Summer 2003
Great little day hike. Not too difficult for anyone. Best views of Salt Lake City bar none.


PellucidWombat - Jan 4, 2006 2:06 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: January 1st, 2005  Sucess!

Got bored, needed to get out, so I went for a nighttime hike. 2:11 RT, with more snow than expected and some cornices!

Reach11 - Sep 3, 2005 1:15 pm

Route Climbed: Church Fork Date Climbed: A bunch  Sucess!

A great farily easy hike year round, with great views for the effort. I always try to do this one at least twice a year.

deafutahhiker - Aug 30, 2005 5:02 pm

Route Climbed: regular trail Date Climbed: April 2004  Sucess!

This was my second mountain trail I hiked, and it was a very nice trail. The switchbacks are a bit steep, but that's a common part of mountain hiking anyhow. Much of the mountains surrounding Grandeur Peak was snowcapped, and it was a great scenery to take in.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Jul 27, 2005 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2009

Route Climbed: Church Fork Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

Have done this peak several times, but my favorite was a New Years day hike in 2009. With Matt Van Horn and my friend Jackson. We went via the west ridge, and got pounded with wind up high, but once on top it wasn't as bad, although it was cold. The sunset from the top was impressive.
1/1/09- New Years Day at sunset.
5/15/10- Grandeur Peak Fun Run. I made it to the top in 1:06 (PR) and then ran down Church Fork to Pipeline, to Rattlesnake Gulch and back to the trailhead. What a fun race.
7/23/10- With Jun32 on a very hot day. Sweat-fest.
12/2/10- With Matt Van Horn before work.
1/15/11- With Matt Van Horn via West Ridge.
1/29/11- With Seth, Bill and Matt V. Up the West ridge. Ran down Church Fork, down the Pipeline and back to the trailhead. 11.2 miles. Awesome!
3/5/11- Did the West Ridge, down Church Fork, ran the Pipeline back to the cars. 11 miles. Awesome!
3/18/11- West Ridge down to Church Fork, to the Pipeline and back. conditions were not great . A lot of ice and deep snow.
5/6/11- West ridge with Matt V before work.
10/15/11- West ridge up. Down Church Fork to the Pipeline and out the canyon and back to the cars. 11 miles total.
11/3/11- With Dan Varga and Matt V. Up the West Ridge and down Church Fork/Pipeline.
12/7/11- With Matt Van Horn- Started with Olympus then did Grandeur via West Ridge, down Church Fork/Pipeline and then we bagged Mount Wire. 3 summits, 11K elevation and 23 miles.
2/1/12- West ridge and down Church Fork. 11 miles.
2/15/12- With Jun32. Up West ridge. Deep snow up top. Ran down and then hit Mt Wire. Double up!

Parkatola - Jun 27, 2005 3:18 pm

Route Climbed: Church Fork Trail Date Climbed: June 24, 2005  Sucess!

I went with a group of 11-12 year old scouts to fill the "5 mile hike" requirement. The scout leader and I dropped off the three boys and his wife at the trailhead and then parked on the road, as we were starting at 8:00 p.m. We tried to catch the lead group unsuccessfully until the saddle. The leader and the boys went ahead, and his wife and I followed more slowly. We reached the summit about 10:00 p.m. with a great view of the Salt Lake valley all lit up. After cell phone calls to tell the families we had reached the summit and were all right, and after posing for a few photos, we hiked back down using flashlights and lightsticks for visibility. We reached the canyon road about 11:45.

This is an enjoyable hike, although somewhat strenuous for a novice hiker like me. At a more relaxed pace, this would have been fine. The upside to starting at 8:00 p.m. is that we didn't see that many other people on the trail.

My son Richard and I really enjoyed the hike and reaching the summit.


imontop - Jun 26, 2005 7:44 pm

Route Climbed: Church Fork Date Climbed: June 26, 2005  Sucess!

Decided at the last minute to climb. Made it along with all the other million people. Nice peak, but if you're looking for solitude, this is the wrong place.


nebben - Jun 12, 2005 10:25 am

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

As long as we're going for an informal speed record on the west slopes, I did it in 1:04:29 from edge of asphalt in the Wasatch Boulevard parking lot to the highest rock on top. Some running, blood taste in mouth, and 40mph headwinds for about 10 minutes after the start were interesting.

I saw a woman excited about seeing a Leopard Lily near the top, a flower she "had never seen around here, ever". It was definitely a fantastic flower. A moose could be seen trotting around the Church Fork saddle below the summit (and scaring dogs), and a few ultra-loud-mouthed hikers (also scaring dogs and hikers) at the top. They were drinking from 2-liter bottles of Coke (with special fabric harnesses to hike with). Almost unbelievable.

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