Kings Peak Climber's Log

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ericd

ericd - Sep 13, 2019 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2019

A 16-hour summit day!  Sucess!

A worthy 30 mile, 13,528' objective. Henry's Fork is one of the most gradual river trails through mud & grass. Started solo at 3am with lingering weather from the previous storm. A yellow "this is Bear Country" sign makes a person wonder whose 2 starring eyes those are in the forest! As daylight broke, the grand prominence of King's peak revealed itself, just below Gunsight pass. A total 5,252' elevation gain choosing the Anderson Pass variation, I then ascended up to the massive Uinta ridgeline, postholing fresh tracks in a boulder field up to the summit at 11am. In, ontop & out in 16 hours, commando style training!

Adam Doc Fox

Adam Doc Fox - Sep 12, 2019 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2019

Too Gorgeous   Sucess!

The Unitas Range was beyond glorious. Sure, the peak is nice, but I want to go back and explore the range.

Fletch

Fletch - Aug 30, 2019 9:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2019

good times  Sucess!

good pals

Jow

Jow - Jul 27, 2019 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2019

3 days that had it all  Sucess!

3 day 2 night 29miles round trip for State Highpoint #41. From hot and sunny to freezing rain and glissading an adventurous long weekend.

rdeemoore - Jul 22, 2019 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2019

King's Peak Summit from Lower Red Castle Lake  Sucess!

My boys, Keith and Christopher, and I camped on the east side of Lower Red Castle Lake and hiked up and over Smith's Fork Pass and cut our own trail toward the base of King's Peak. From there it was navigating switchbacks to Anderson Pass and up the rock scramble to the peak. The round-trip hike was ~20 miles, but the views up top were spectacular!

journey - Feb 25, 2019 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2018

Second High Point  Sucess!

With Bonnie and Biscuit

earthgeco - Feb 7, 2019 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2018

Second attempt success  Sucess!

We started with a party of eight but only three of us made it to the top from a combination off illness and lack of preparation. It was my second attempt after a failed attempt in 2016.

dfox

dfox - Feb 3, 2019 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2017

Kings Peak via Henry's Fork  Sucess!

My 2nd Utah county high point

mdp1342

mdp1342 - Dec 27, 2018 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2018

Father and son backpack  Sucess!

Backpacked King's peak over the course of three days.

billydheyhey

billydheyhey - Nov 16, 2018 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2018

HP #35!  Sucess!

Beautiful approach; relatively flat the whole way until you get to the base of the peak and then minor scrambling.

darkdude

darkdude - Sep 20, 2018 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2018

2 FOR 4 then over to Gilbert.  Sucess!

Came in from Henrys Fork with some work buddies. Camped at Dollar Lake got up early, well somewhat early around 8 and began making our way to the summit. We took the shortcut after Gunsight Pass, which I found to be in our benefit. Made our way over to the saddle and began the ascent to the top. The views were just as good as I remembered from the first time I made it 2 yrs ago.

We chilled at the top for about 30 min. I was trying to talk someone into getting Gilbert with me but had no takers. So I headed down with Gilbert in my sights. As soon as I reached the base it began to hail like mad so I huddled in my jacket and began to double time it to Gunsight Pass. Once there after falling on my back end down the hillside, the hail stopped. I headed straight down Gunsight Pass instead of taking the switchbacks down, which was way easier than I thought.

Back on the trail, I picked a gully to shoot up instead of going all the way around Dollar to summit Gilbert. This was slow going as Talus was all around and the pitch had to be 65 degrees. Onto the open field, I spotted Gilbert and Gunsight Peak, I was wanting to be greedy and get them both, but the weather looked shady so I jogged, literally to Gilbert.

The weather did swoop in on me and the skies began to flash, feeling a bit timid I made a quick shelter next to a big boulder. I knew this really wouldn't do much, but it made me feel a bit better. After about 20 min I grabbed hold and began to jog again toward Gilbert. I suggest heading up the left side, which I did not and suffered from it. At the top the views were great and the clouds seemed like I could reach up and grab a handful to put in my pocket.

After I enjoyed the views I saw another storm coming in so I began my way back down, this time going down the north-west side. Once down on the open field again I must have passed the ridge to take me to Dollar because I ended up behind that ridge which was behind Dollar. Oh well, I went around the mound and found a light trail once I was on the North side of the mound. The storm started to flash again and this time it brought thunder so off again to the jogging, which resulted in me splitting my shin open no more than 5 min into jogging on wet pine needles.

After cursing at the pine needles and the sharp rock I fell on for a minute, I found the light trail again, which I must say was rather beautiful for how secluded it was. I made my way around and spotted Dollar, heading south of it and towards the trail I ran right into my camp. Ahh yes, camp, arriving back around 5 I crawled into my hammock and just in time as the rain began to fall.

It felt good to grab both peaks in a day.

Tunalp@yahoo.com - Aug 28, 2018 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2018

Nice hike  Sucess!

Nice 3 days hike & camping. Regular afternoon rain & hail & lighting

triyoda

triyoda - Aug 14, 2018 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2018

Kings, South Kings and Henry's Fork Traverse  Sucess!

Kings was the easy part, South Kings was tedious and Henry's Fork Peak was a fun finish.

RyanWorldPeace - Aug 10, 2018 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2013

Kings peak summit  Sucess!

Climbed Kong’s peak a few years ago via Henry’s fork campground. We thought about taking the chute below Anderson pass but changed our minds when we got to the base of it and went around through gunsight pass and around the side of the high point on the ridge to Anderson pass to the top. Great hike/scramble but a little long for me at the time

brekgrover

brekgrover - Aug 6, 2018 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2018

Via Henry's Fork  Sucess!

Summited on my 45th birthday with Liam Grover, Brandon Stanger, Jackson Stanger and Kaden Robinson. Beautiful day via the standard Henry's Fork Route. Climbed Gilbert Peak the next day. Great birthday!

MissH

MissH - Jul 3, 2018 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2018

Stay on the ridge :)  Sucess!

Made it a leisurely 3-day/2-night trip. Camped about 1/4-mi from Dollar Lake. Easier to find summit if you stay on the ridge. Great weather and beautiful views.

marciamallow

marciamallow - May 26, 2018 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2016

HP #33  Sucess!

What a beautiful hike! We had rain snow/hail on first day attempt and retreated to camp, next day was much better. That said...be prepared for anything at this altitude. The rock fields from the saddle to the summit were very difficult to cross, wouldn't want to be on them when slick. Saw chicks in shorts freezing their ass off and people in chintzy rain parkas...again...be prepared!

tac1422 - Apr 23, 2018 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2015

Kings  Sucess!

First real hike, great first experience at altitude.
Took "the chute" down. 100% would do again

Jsteez

Jsteez - Jan 18, 2018 4:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2004

11 hours

Went up the traditional route and then high-tailed it up Anderson Pass. Spent 30 minutes at the summit, and then got back down to the car at almost sun down. Great time. I need to do it again.

jrlang45

jrlang45 - Nov 7, 2017 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2015

Great Hike  Sucess!

Left a full trip report, solo day hike from Henry's Fork. A unique region and a gorgeous mountain.

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