From an old cabin in Tom's Creek Canyon el~ 7640' we followed the jeep road up and over a crest at ~8500' and dropped into Scott's Basin. From there we headed for Rocky Peak (101st most prominent peak in Utah). There were a couple sections of nasty buschwhacking but could possibly be avoided. From the top of Rocky Peak it is 4.6 air miles to Haystack or 6.2 hiking miles and a little over 3600 feet of elevation gain when factoring in the 1823 feet you lose coming off of Rocky to it's key col. Before getting to Haystack you have climb up and over a false summit, Ibepah Azimuth, and lose about 250' on what proved to be the trickiest scrambling on the hike. Awesome views in all directions from the top of Haystack. For our decent we backtracked to the false summit and followed it's direct sw ridgeline back down into Tom's Creek Canyon intersecting the road about a 1/2 mile from our camp. All said and done this hike ended up being just over 7800' elevation gain in just over 15 miles. Did this hike with Greg Jagielski.
Nasty bushwhack from the Toms Cabin Road to the 9300' saddle. The rest of the route was fine. I was able to drive my Subaru to 5950' but it was a little tense. It's not obvious from the map, but the section from the top of Ibapah Azimuth to the saddle with Haystack is no piece of cake.
Packed up Granite Creek to just below the meadow/saddle in the afternoon after driving out from SLC. Next day summitted Ibapah, then across to Haystack, then back same way and out. Really liked doing it this way as I was fresh on the best part- between the 2 peaks. Was first to sign in on Haystack in 11 months.
The class 4(? seems like 3) "crux" between the peaks was not a big deal. One tip: The further East(by maybe 25 feet) you downclimb it, the less the exposure, but the more rotten the rock.
Nice secluded range, felt like we fell off the map! Skied from the Summit.
Climbed the three big summits of the Deep Creeks with MOCKBA. Ours was a non-traditional route, beginning in Tom's Creek drainage, then crossing into Indian Farm Creek.