Little Black Mountain Climber's Log

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Wisemtn - Sep 17, 2010 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2010

Great Sunset/Lake View  Sucess!

Did this after work yesterday. The top just kept going and going! I saw 3 deer and heard a moose below the ridge but couldn't see it. I made it to summit in 1.5 hrs and the sunset was absolutely beautiful over the Salt Lake. Had to hike in the dark with a flashlight on the way down.

#2 - 5/7/17 trail run vape QOTSA & Skerik's
3 - 6/15/19 Steeplechase


derekthered - Oct 22, 2009 1:53 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2009

evening hike  Sucess!

10/21/2009 - did this after school with ryan. because of our late start and the cold only made it to the false summit "ROCK" before turning around. hiked down in the dark wearing headlamps, sharing the trail with a few overzealous hunters and some gutsy mountain bikers.

6/1/2010 - solo hike in the early afternoon. this time went to the top of the ridge. a little scrambly, and great fun!


Venicemave - Jul 13, 2009 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Quick lunch great scenery  Sucess!

Hiked the ridge recommended by a friend. Beautiful scenery. Took some pictures. Short and sweet, great place for lunch.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Feb 20, 2009 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2009

Whiteout on Little Black  Sucess!

With Matthew Van Horn on a snowy day. It was snowing on us from the trailhead to the base of Avenues Twin Peaks and then once on the summit of the west twin it cleared up and we were stoked to hit Little Black Mountain. About 20 minutes from the top of Little Black the storm became heinous, but we were so close and didn't want to turn back. The descent was hell but it was a great day.

6/23/12- Wahsatch Steeplechase run. 1:45 to the summit and finished in 3:05.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Feb 14, 2009 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2009

Snowstorm/White-out  Sucess!

With Scott Wesemann. We hiked to top of Avenues Twins Peaks, then hiked up to Little Black Mountain through steep, deep snow. With very limited visibility it is very easy to get lost. But we didn't.


Fmtn2008 - Dec 12, 2008 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008

Easy hike  Sucess!

Nice easy stroll to the summit (first one, where the summit marker is). climbed with my brothers. very easy!


byates - Dec 5, 2008 11:25 am

3 times  Sucess!

My favorite trip was in November 2007, went up Killian's to Lookout, traversed the ridge to Little Black, descending Dry Fork and then calling My Wife to pick be up at the JCC.


tmtn93 - Nov 15, 2008 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008

Really good Hike  Sucess!

Hiked up to the false summit in 2 hour 30 minutes. Hiked back down in 2 hour 15 minutes. This hike was fairly long and it had very irritating "bumps". When you gained a lot of elevation, you'd lose it very quickly. There were some sidetracks that were quite helpful, but not all the bumps had sidetracks. This hike was nice and had outstanding views in all 4 directions. Near the top, there was some snow and a lot of mud.

Hiked up to LBM false summit again on May 9th, 2009. About same time round trip and same conditions.


seanpeckham - Apr 21, 2008 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2008

a gem of a hike  Sucess!

I often ride the Bonneville trail for exercise and have always been intrigued by Little Black. A dust storm having destroyed my motivation for skiing, but then clearing up somewhat in the afternoon, I rode (and sometimes pushed) my bike as far as was reasonable then ditched it, changed shoes, and hiked/postholed/scrambled/bushwhacked to the top. The ridge cornices were small and not overhanging but beautiful. It was a windy day but once the dust settled, the evening was gorgeous and I wished I had my camera. A bike is a good way to approach this, it made my round-trip from Terrace Hills only 5 hours and easier to stay high until sunset.


apachedino - Aug 20, 2007 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2007

Close and short  Sucess!

Nice ridge run I did between classes one day, come crazy bikers passed me on the way down from the summit.


RDG - Mar 16, 2007 3:07 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007

Little Black Mountain  Sucess!

Fun winter climb, the traverse along the ridge line before the true summit was challenging given the conditions.

John Styrnol

John Styrnol - Aug 22, 2006 1:50 am Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2002

Little Black Mountian

Did this early in the year. Very nice hike, great views.


Scott - Jun 21, 2006 10:47 pm

Little Black

Several times, including once with my father, and a few times alone via bus and before I was old enough to drive.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Jun 21, 2006 7:07 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

Memorial Day Solo  Sucess!

Little Black Mountain always seemed mysterious to me since it caught my attention several years ago. On memorial day I finally got up there. When I was on the highest point, two mountain joggers passed me, went on, and disappeared. A great hike I would like to do every year. From the ridge east of the summit, I decsended into a fork of Red Butte and walked MANY MILES out through Red Butte via an overgrown jeep trail. Not a soul around until I got to the bottom of Red Butte.


dillweed - Mar 16, 2007 5:39 am

Re: Memorial Day Solo

Asher, If you didn't know, the reason the jeep road was so overgrown is that the canyon is closed to the public as a biology study area (or something like that). It's kind of funny that you went through there anyways. :-)

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Mar 16, 2007 10:19 pm

Re: Memorial Day Solo

Yeah, I was aware of the status of the Canyon when I went into it. When I finally reached the road in Red Butte, I had to walk several more miles to the gate, which Ithen had to jump. I felt like an outlaw, and became a little tense when a service truck drove by. Nobody gave me any guff, however. Beautiful canyon, nearly pristine.


mountaingazelle - Jun 19, 2006 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2004

West Ridge  Sucess!

My first climb up Little Black Mountain was in winter. I went up the west ridge and turned around. I later returned in the summer and did the whole traverse of the mountain. I had one of my friends drop us off at the Lookout Peak trailhead while I left my car at the Avenues. The ridge is a lot longer than it looks. Little Black Mountain is a great peak to climb in any season.

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