Lone Peak Climber's Log

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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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