Lion Head & Peak 8,753 Climber's Log

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utahjimk - Dec 2, 2020 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2020

Lion Head  Sucess!

good late fall hike; will do 8753 later. Mud, ice, old snow. with Dennis, we also tagged E summit of Y Mountain on the way down.


AbinadiWitness - May 24, 2016 5:22 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2014

Fun in the Wasatch  Sucess!



PrinceOfNorway - Oct 8, 2015 9:43 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2015

Climbed the Lion's east face  Sucess!

It's maybe 20 minutes from the Provo Peak parking area. Just go west and you'll find a trail to the saddle and a faint trail to the top from there. This is one of those mountains which is right in the thick of things. There are great views all around, unless the peaks are covered in clouds...but then it's still great.


abrennalinerush - Oct 3, 2015 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2015

Shrouded in clouds  Sucess!

and an autumnal dreamboat. Quick jaunt up from Squaw Peak Road after hitting Buffalo and just before Buckley.


CalamityJane - Aug 13, 2013 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

Spirit Animal  Sucess!

I always felt that my spirit animal was a lion. Whether it is the way I walk with upright pompous posture. Or my ability to leap incredible heights. It also could be my I am the king of this castle attitude. Then again it could be from my toddler years watching Lion King and looking up to strong female characters like Nala and Sarabi. Either way the point is that I had to have this summit. So I got what I wanted, like any lion would.


utahguy058 - Aug 13, 2013 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

Bumble Bee Comes out of the Barn to Sting You  Sucess!

I started at the pass about 2.5 miles from Rock Canyon campground and hiked the trail on the west side of the pass. This trail will hit the ridge line of Lion Head and Peak 8753. From here there is a faint trail heading south up the ridgeline to Lion Head. Excellent views from up here. A bee decided to sting my knuckle and ruin my most excellent time. Still worth it. I think. Feel bad for poor Lion Head. Y Mountain in front of it gets the attention, Provo Peak behind it gets some love, and here it sits, like a lamb, not a lion.


ZeeJay - Jan 10, 2013 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2013

Nice snowshoe  Sucess!

Snowshoed up both Lion Head and Peak 8753 via Slide Canyon.


DarrenKnezek - Jul 10, 2012 1:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012

Powerhouse Mtn, Horse Mtn, Lion Head, and Buffalo Peak  Sucess!

Did Powerhouse, drove the Pole Heaven Road over and hiked to the top of Horse Mtn, then drove and did this one from the Provo Peak Parking Area. It took about 20 minutes, came down in the dark and missed the trail back, bushwacking back to car took another 20 minutes. Drove over and did Buffalo Peak. From the start of Powerhouse to top of Buffalo took less than 3 hours including driving time. Great night!


kteichert - Oct 1, 2011 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2011

Nice Fall Day  Sucess!

Took a friend and her dog out on a nice hike. We were looking for the trail from the backside of Squaw Peak, but ended up doing this one instead.


jkcook - Aug 3, 2011 3:38 pm

Nice snowshoe  Sucess!

Did both these in late fall 2004. Hiked up the Y trail at night and camped just to the east of Y mountain. In the morning, snowshoed up these two and on to Provo Peak, taking the west ridge, and descending via the drainage just south of the peak that runs into slate canyon.


thigbee - Feb 2, 2010 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2003

Done Lion Head, not Peak 8,753  Sucess!

Climbed Lion Head on the way to Provo Peak's west ridge from Y Mountain.


mountaingazelle - Oct 25, 2009 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2009

East Face  Sucess!

I started hiking from the Provo Peak parking area. I found a nice trail that went to the saddle that was northeast of Lion Head. I hiked to Peak 8,753 first. The ridge actually had a climbers trail on it. Then I hiked up to Lion Head. I saw the pink ribbon on the highest point. There was a cairn on a lower point farther north which has a great view. I wanted to climb more peaks in the area but the weather turned bad. It started snowing as clouds engulfed the summit.


aprovance - Aug 12, 2009 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

Easy, quick hike!  Sucess!

I hit these after I had hiked Buckley Mountain earlier in the morning. Used the trail by the Provo Peak parking area, (Trail 62) to reach the saddle between Lion Head and Peak 8753, walked the ridge to Peak 8753, then retraced my steps back to the saddle, then went up to Lion Head. Very easy hike, although while trail running down through the aspens I nearly stepped on a rattlesnake. He looked to be a western diamondback and was not coiled at first. He sure looked to be 5ft long if not a little longer, but the initial surprise may have caused me to think that he was longer than he really was. I did not know they could grow that long. He was rattling up a storm! I slowly backed away stomping my feet so he could feel my vibrations getting farther away and then I went through the aspens about 30 feet above from where I saw him and heard him before getting back on the trail.


Dean - Jan 16, 2009 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2008

Buffalo and Lion's Head  Sucess!

First I did the little hike up to the top of Buffalo Peak, a bit to the north of Lion's Head. Then I drove up to the spot where I had hiked up Provo Peak the year before but instead of going up Provo again, I hiked up to the top of the peak to the west, which turned out to be Lion's Head (Pk 9001 on the map). From there I scouted Maple Mountain which I did from the valley floor on the 13th. I left a pink ribbon tied around a rock on the highest spot. Fun little hike.


vanman798 - Jan 16, 2009 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2009

Peak 8753 via East Face  Sucess!

Skinned up from Rock Canyon parking lot to Rock Canyon campground, then along the Squaw Peak trail (road) and up the east face of Peak 8753. Then skied down!!!

marauders - Jan 11, 2009 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2009

Route Climbed: East Face  Sucess!

Easy mountain with stunning summit views. Great winter hike/ski for periods of high avalanche danger in the higher elevations.

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