Lone Peak cirque in winter

Lone Peak summit on the left, the south summit in the center, and Question Mark Wall on the right


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Scott - May 18, 2006 9:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice photo

Very beautiful, and almost shocking when you know the cirque is within view of a major city. You can even heard the faint hum of rush hour traffic when standing in the cirque.


mountaingazelle - May 18, 2006 11:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice photo

Thanks, Scott. Lone Peak has always been one of my favorite mountains in the Wasatch. Everyone can see it from the valley but the cirque is a special place.


Sajama - Sep 22, 2006 9:34 am - Voted 10/10


...wall in a very alpine ambience!


mountaingazelle - Sep 24, 2006 6:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful...

Thank you, Sajama, for a great compliment! It is a beautiful mountain.


Corax - Dec 16, 2006 2:20 am - Voted 10/10

What a view!

Great shot!


mountaingazelle - Dec 17, 2006 6:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a view!

Thank you, Corax, I'm glad you like the view!


pcirani@tiscali.it - Mar 22, 2007 12:10 am - Voted 10/10


I like it! scenographic, I would say! Brava! Paolo


mountaingazelle - Mar 22, 2007 4:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes!!!

Thank you, Paolo, for the nice comment! You have some great scenic photos too.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - May 18, 2007 1:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Was going to ask you

Was going to ask you if you had ever climbed in the Lone Peak area . I used to climb there in the late eighties . If you have not climbed Question Mark wall you should was one of my funnest climbs there


mountaingazelle - May 18, 2007 3:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Was going to ask you

I've climbed Lone Peak several times but haven't done any technical routes on it yet. I would like to try the Open Book route. Question Mark Wall is really nice too.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - May 22, 2007 6:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Was going to ask you

Open Book route was the first climb I did in the Lone Peak area in about 1982. When I was up there a lot of the area reminded me of being in the Wind Rivers Range in Wyo. I have done alot of alpine routes up there on 1000 ft . Ice apline ice 3 and 4. If you have never been to the Wind Rivers I recomend going up to those mountains.


mountaingazelle - May 23, 2007 1:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Was going to ask you

I have been to the Wind Rivers before. I agree with you, Lone Peak Cirque has similiar high granite walls. The Wind Rivers are one of my favorite mountain ranges. I would like to climb there more often.


kabernicola - Jun 7, 2007 12:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Oh my!

what a nice walls!!! I wish I could climb them...nice picture


mountaingazelle - Jun 7, 2007 1:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Oh my!

Thanks! This cirque has many multi-pitch trad climbs rated 5.4 to 5.12. It is a very beautiful place. The approach to get there is a little strenuous though.


highpeakskier - Dec 17, 2007 11:48 pm - Voted 10/10


Hope to ski from the summit some day. Very nice photo, thanks.


mountaingazelle - Dec 18, 2007 3:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thank you! Skiing down Lone Peak would be an incredible experience.

Photo of the view from the Summit Ridge

Photo of ski descent of the Northeast Couloir


lcarreau - Jan 28, 2008 1:49 am - Voted 10/10

That's mind-blowing !

Who would want to ski down a perfectly
steep couloir? Probably the same caliber
of person who would want to jump out of
a perfectly good airplane! Hey, I just
answered my own question!!! Sweet.


mountaingazelle - Jan 28, 2008 2:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's mind-blowing !

Most skiers dream about skiing down a perfectly steep couloir. Isn't that what it's all about! The summit ridge of Lone Peak is very exposed so it isn't for the faint-hearted.


lcarreau - Jan 28, 2008 2:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: That's mind-blowing !

Well, I guess that rules me out! Thanks for the information ...


Marcsoltan - Sep 8, 2008 8:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Lone Peak Cirque

Simply breathtaking. If I could still climbs walls like these, I'd be there tomorrow, okay may be next week.

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