Lone Peak Climber's Log

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jkendal2 - Jul 27, 2005 1:52 am

Route Climbed: Little Willow up, Big Willow down. Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!

It was a long hike but a good hike. It was crazy at the summit because of static electricity in the air, our hair was standing up on end and when we pulled the camera out to take a picture we could hear the electricity passing through it. Needless to say we didn't spend much time on the summit. I disagree with many and feel that Lone Peak is not one of the more exciting climbs in the wasatch, at least not from the routes I have taken.


mountaingazelle - May 1, 2005 2:38 am

Route Climbed: Cherry Canyon, Big Willow Canyon, Draper Ridge, Alpine (South Face) Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2003, many other times  Sucess!

I had been wanting to climb Lone Peak for a long time. I always thought it was such a cool mountain. We started early in the morning and hiked up Bear Canyon Trail. We reached Outlaw Cabin pretty fast. We got to the cirque and hiked up to the summit ridge. The knife-edge ridge wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was fun scrambling. We stayed on top and took pictures before we headed back down. It's a long hike but definitely worth it. I don't understand why the route from Alpine has such a bad reputation. I thought it was very enjoyable.

Nate D

Nate D - Mar 1, 2005 1:32 pm

Route Climbed: Jacob's Ladder, Bells Canyon Date Climbed: 1885-89  Sucess!

Easily the coolest summit in the Wasatch. From Bells Canyon was a long day, but fun - picking our way along the rugged north ridge. 1 short rap was required over one easy 5th class drop.

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Feb 14, 2005 11:14 am

Route Climbed: Bells Canyon Date Climbed: August, 1956  Sucess!

Though the details of the climb have faded with time, I made it to the summit via Bells Canyon on the first and only time I attempted to climb this mountain. Ronald DeWaal set out with me but fell behind. I attained the summit boulders well before he did. I had left the summit and was on my way down when I heard a loud whoop and looked across the way to see Ronald standing atop the summit boulder. He had tried to climb Lone Peak a couple of times previously and was ecstatic that he had finally made it. Whoopie!

I own a burial plot in the cemetary of Alpine. When I finally pass from this world, I hope to be buried below Lone Peak next to my pioneer forebears.


marauders - Dec 23, 2004 1:29 am

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 11, 2001  Sucess!

Started in Alpine at the trail to the First Hamongog. Very difficult route. Not technical, just physically exhausting. Hike to the "twin peak" then traverse to the true summit. Some of the best views in the Wasatch. Well worth it!


mfox79 - Dec 13, 2004 12:49 am

Route Climbed: Jacobs ladder Date Climbed: june/1/02  Sucess!

Long day trek, really bad weather severe over cast and strong cold winds. This has to be one of my favorite peaks in Utah for the scenery alone. Left for the summit at 8:00 am and made it back to the car at 4:00pm.


PellucidWombat - Oct 19, 2004 10:23 pm

Route Climbed: Bighorn Pk - Lone Pk Ridge over S summit Date Climbed: October 16th, 2004  Sucess!

This was the final peak of the day, after starting out in Coalpit Gulch. Joe Bullough and I climbed N & S Thunder Mountains, Bighorn Pk, and Lone Pk before descending Bear Canyon to end our 12 hr 'stroll' in the Wasatch. :-)


sheldonjr - Oct 18, 2004 9:42 pm

Route Climbed: Alpine  Sucess!

Everything about this route is just painful.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Jun 10, 2004 1:55 am

Route Climbed: Bells, Draper ridge Date Climbed: 90,91,93,97,99,00,01

This is my favorite peak in the Wasatch. The cirque is AWESOME and it is amazing that you can have this type of alpine experience so close to SLC. Had a close encounter with a cougar at the top of Draper ridge in 97. This is the first "real" peak that I attempted (1990) and the experience made me hooked for life! (See trip report)

3/13/09 Winter ascent with Matthew Van Horn via Cherry Canyon. This was one of the best days I have ever had in the Wasatch. 7 hours up. The ridge was very dodgy and just after the ‘Big Bad Rock’ the steep snow was very windblown with a HUGE cornice on the other side. I elected to stop, while Matt got the balls of steel award for the day by getting to the summit.

1/25/2015- Winter ascent. Finally hit the summit in winter.

6/10/16- Big Willow cirque. The top of the cirque was a loose sketchy mess.


edgetl - Jan 12, 2007 12:34 am

Re: Route Climbed: Up Jacob's Ladder, down Big Willow Date Climbed: May 8, 2004

I live in WI and have never climbed Lone Peak. Planning on being there middle april 07. Do I need crampons, ice axe, snowshoes, ect?


belexes - Oct 19, 2003 2:58 pm

Route Climbed: Jacob's Ladder Date Climbed: July 27, 2002  Sucess!

This was the first of the really big Wasatch mountains that I climbed, and also my favorite. I probably could have used some trekking poles on the relentlessly steep climb up (and down) Jacob's Ladder. It's an epic climb, and definitely worth it.


Scott - Aug 21, 2003 12:53 pm

Route Climbed: Draper Ridge, Bells Canyon, Alpine Date Climbed: A few times summer and winter

Nice winter climb. Nice in summer too.

First time on the peak was September 1982 at eight years old.


MrWasatch - Jul 31, 2003 10:54 am

Route Climbed: Jacobs Ladder Date Climbed: August 7, 1993  Sucess!

Failed on a Draper Ridge attempt, but summited via Jacobs Ladder in '93. Steep, hot, dry approach, but the final scramble is thrilling...high exposure! Wonderful summit block, tiny, big drop-offs. One of, if not THE classic peak of the Wasatch.


PellucidWombat - Jun 16, 2003 11:18 pm

Route Climbed: Big Willow Date Climbed: May 31, 2003  Sucess!

Great 6 hour climb to the top. 100% snow cover began suddenly at 8,800 feet. The climb up the 800ft high cirque was impressive. The slope got up to 45-50 degrees, with solid scrambling on granite averaging an even steeper slope higher up before the final mixed climbing along the ridgeline.


millsapd - May 5, 2003 1:08 pm

Route Climbed: up Draper Ridge, down Jacob's Ladder Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

Wonderful trip to the top - my second time. It was a perfectly clear day - views were great.

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