Ibapah Peak (UT) Climber's Log

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Pfeiffer75 - May 10, 2010 12:32 pm

Miserable climb  Sucess!

See Pfeiffer 1 description


Pfeiffer1 - Feb 28, 2010 12:56 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

Crazy Day  Sucess!

Camped the night before in Granite Creek. Rich C. and I were the only ones on the mountain. Trail to the main meadow was obscured by snow. Once we got above the meadow, snow conditions were lousy and snow shoes were useless. The weather was also not cooperating with a few claps of thunder here and there. Finally, the weather let up for 2 hours and we made the summit. Great views of Haystack, George Hansen Peak, Mt. Moriah, and Pilot Peak. On the way down, endured 3 hours of heavy rain, hail, and snow. But a great weekend in the west desert and another county highpoint down.


shphilby - Sep 5, 2009 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2007

WOW!!  Sucess!

What a great hike with a fun group of people. Found a dead elk up in the flats. Took a long time and we all were tired but the views are well worth it.


SageHawk - Aug 25, 2009 5:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Granite Creek Route  Sucess!

Climbed from 2nd creek crossing on Granite Creek. Took 10.5 hrs for the round trip, but I took my time, especially at the summit which was a chilly 45 degrees. Didn't see another soul the 2 days I was in the area, but did see plenty of footprints on the route which was reasonably easy to follow. The trail disappears in the area between the saddle and the base of Ibapah cone, but the prominence of the peak allows you to maintain visual contact with your objective and it would be pretty tough to get lost. The summit could use a decent register as there is currently only a Vasopressin bottle with a single piece of paper inside placed at the west end of the summit. A great hike on a beautifully remote mountain. Highly recommended.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Aug 17, 2009 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

Lots of altitude and solitude  Sucess!

Took 4.5 hours to drive to the trailhead from SLC. Used directions from Moogie737 (trip report) and they were spot on. This trail is very steep and there aren't a lot of switch backs. I was hiking with my friend Greg who is not in great shape, so we had to take it pretty slow. Just before the final push Greg hit the wall and was having some chest pain, so he stopped to rest and I quickly made the final push to the summit. There were some dark clouds moving in, but nothing serious. We camped near the trailhead and didn't see another soul in two days until we were on our way out and passed two hunters coming up. We had a great time.


JDrake - Jul 14, 2009 3:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Granite Creek  Sucess!

Camped at the trailhead. Enjoyed the plentiful water on a hot July day. Signed a summit register that consisted of a single piece of paper folded into a glass vitamin jar on the west side of the summit. Then visited the shelter and took a short nap. Left from Utah County and took 4 hours to get there via Wendover. Worth every minute of drive time...probably going to have to do a trip report on this one!


Kadee - Jan 8, 2009 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2006

I Did It!  Sucess!

I didn't think I was going to make it. It was freezing and near the top there was quite a bit of snow. I remember crawling through the deep snow and getting very frustrated, but guess what?! ...I did it! And now it is one of my all time favorites. I will never forget this peak.


Moogie737 - Sep 24, 2008 1:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010

Granite Creek Canyon-One day trip from SLC  Sucess!

#1 9-23-08 Yes, it's a long, long day; it can be done and enjoyed! Brent, Anne and I celebrated the first full day of autumn by bagging this remote county high point. Spotted wildlife included, unfortunately, only a few birds, one falcon and one tarantula. The fall colors were spectacular. Total hiking time from 6,200' parking spot was 7+15 - we didn't take long breaks! :) #2 9-21-10 W/ ZeeJay, Dave A. & JP Lewis. Hit Ibapah then the two summits of Red Mtn. Aspens offered a full range of hues from their autumn palette. Another one-day trip with much auto travel in the dark both going and coming back from SLC.


rmjwinters - Sep 16, 2008 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Granite Creek  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed this via Granite Creek. We ran head on into a cougar half way between the meadow and the saddle. For 10 seconds we weren't sure if we were in for the fight of our life or just a good scare. It definitely was 10 seconds of anxiety as we stared each other down!


Garfimi - Dec 30, 2007 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006

Granite Canyon  Sucess!

Took the old Pony Express route to get to Ibapah. Great drive, but that will be the last time I go that way. Went with my father and we both made it to the top. Did not see anyone the whole time. Great time of the year to go. Weather was perfect. It is a dog of a climb. Hope to go back and do Haystack.


apachedino - Oct 10, 2007 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007

Nowhere  Sucess!

Camped at the base outside the canyon because we were in a Subaru. That meant 6,200+ feet of elevation gain, but it was great to go from desert to Granite cliffs, to fall colors and then snow and a very windy, drift filled summit cone. Couldn't really follow the trail near and after the saddle, so I just went for it. Felt like spring on the way down because of the melting snow. Lot's of fighter jets, especially at night doing strange flare activities.


madsjim - Jul 29, 2007 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Nice Workout!  Sucess!

Climbed with Kirt Davis. I was worried about this one but it is pretty straight forward. Pretty much all hiking with no trail in some spots, no scrambling. Took us 11 hours but we took our time. Was warm on the summit when sun wasn't covered by clouds, but nice temperatures with cloud cover.

Went home via the Pony Express Trail, highly recommended. Around Simpson Springs we saw hundreds of Pronghorn and a herd of wild horses with three close enough to the road to see really well. Great trip!


KirtDavis - Jul 29, 2007 2:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Middle of nowhere  Sucess!

Wow. Thats all I can come up with. We went via Wendover, and you can get pretty close to the trailhead with a passenger car.

Can't wait to do it again!


weeds19 - Feb 20, 2007 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2003

Remote  Sucess!

This is one remote mountain! We had a great time camping and climbing on Ibapah. The trail is in surprisingly good shape given the remoteness of the site and the area is quite beautiful.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Jul 25, 2006 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Granite Creek  Sucess!

This is a long tough dayhike. I hiked from the second creek crossing (didn't want to get stuck)

mtn runr

mtn runr - Apr 26, 2006 12:15 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006


MOCKBA and I started in Tom's Creek, crossed to Indian Farm Creek, and climbed the three main summits of the Deep Creek massif. Snow conditions made for a long day.


nebben - Jan 20, 2006 10:20 am

Route Climbed: Granite Creek (5937' parking spot) Date Climbed: September 28, 2003  Sucess!

It was a very long day: I summited just minutes shy of my preset turnaround time. I also ran out of water by the time I topped out, but filled up from a brook (granite creek?!) that was still trickling near 10000 feet. I saw very many different critters of the Deep Creek mountains, even a tarantula. Beautiful granite, good steep grades, no other people. Complete solitude.

shaker-slc - Oct 5, 2005 10:27 pm

Route Climbed: Queen of Sheba Canyon from West Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!

Took an alternate route that approaches from the West with permission from the goshute tribe. 7 miles and 3,000 feet from this direction. Only Waas and Peale left and will have finished all of Utah's county high points.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Sep 30, 2005 11:42 pm

Route Climbed: Granite Creek Date Climbed: September 23, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed this one again for Duane Gilliland. It's such a remote location, and the road requires a narrow, old 4WD like my '91 4Runner, so while we were in the neighborhood we couldn't resist. Ibapah is one of the 57 Ultra-prominence peaks in the 48 states, a list that Duane and I are working on. Actually, since we climbed pre-eruption Mt. St. Helens, we hope to bag the entire list of 58. Here's Duane's completion map, and here's mine. We hope to complete the list by 2007.


surgent - Aug 26, 2005 1:04 pm

Route Climbed: Grantice Creek Cyn Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2005  Sucess!

Amazing full-day hike, beautiful weather. Met up with a really cool couple and we hiked it as a three-some. Just an all around outstanding experience.

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