My Grandpa, Dad and I headed up Jacob's Ladder to check out Lone Peak. Grandpa decided to stay down lower at the Cowboy Camp area while my dad and I headed up to Lone. It was tiring hiking up into the cirque area after having gone up Jacobs Ladder. Dad gave me some of his Gu energy shots and that helped. One getting up on the ridge being able to see the other peaks to the east, and the final ridge scramble, I was happy. The ridge section to the peak was fun! Dad helped me over some spots, though I did the rest on my own. We didn't stay on the top very long because of big storm clouds over the valley. I am so happy.
The day I climbed Lone Peak via Jacob's Ladder was the same day I told my then-boyfriend, Ammon Hatch, that I love him. We're now married, and Lone Peak was on our wedding invitations and in our wedding pictures. This peak is near and dear to my heart.
1/25/2014 with WMC. Easy peasy thanks to MVH et al.
1/26/2013 With WMC. 8 people made the summit. It would have been a perfect day except that I spilled 32oz of Coke in my car on the way to the TH.
2/4/2012 With WMC including SPers Moogie737, Phenom, Mooner, Lubos, and Matthew Van Horn. Great group, great conditions, beautiful weather.
2/12/2011 With WMC. At the base of the big bad rock the snow was hollow and Dave made a hole, first unintentionally, then intentionally to get down to the crawl space to the east.
4/27/2010 Via Big Willow. Christine and I slithered. Dave and Moogie737 jumped. Conditions were great except for the nuking winds. But by some miracle they were calm on the most difficult part of the ridge.
3/12/2010 I loved the belly crawl under the overhang of the big, bad rock. Perfect day.
2/21/2009 With Dmitry, Joe, Michael, Dave, Grizz, Shelly, and Lee. A simply gorgeous day. Not windy at all. Warm but not uncomfortably so.
1/26/2008 With the WMC and summitposters. Not bad except for the big bad rock which required a big jump down and assistance up.
9/8/2007 Via Cherry Canyon Logging Trail after a 4 year absence.
9/6/2003 With WMC, led by Mohammed. Went up Big Willow and headed for the notch just S of 10561. This was not a good place to be with 12 people as the ones in the front were sending rocks down on those below. Went through the notch and traversed S a short distance to a gully that was followed to the main ridge and on to the summit. On the way down, we descended the scree slope into Big Willow Canyon. I put my hand out for balance at one point and that was enough to dislodge a large rock onto the back of my head. It knocked me over and I did a 360 but was able to hike out. Initially, I thought I should drive myself to the ER right away. Then I decided to go home and get my insurance info first. But, once I was home I figured I might as well eat and then figured I might as well take a shower, but I didn't want to mess with my head which was all bandaged up, so I didn't wash my hair. I should have because they had to do it at the hospital because I had so much blood matted in it they couldn't get through to my scalp. Also, I should note that at the hospital they separated me from my husband and grilled me to determine whether or not I was a battered wife.
8/31/2002 From Alpine. Also did Upper Bells Peak.
5/19/2001 From Alpine with MM.
10/7/2000 From Alpine with MM. Also did Upper Bells Peak.
11/23/1999 From Alpine with MM. Also did Upper Bells Peak. An awkward amound of snow.
7/17/1999 Via Draper Ridge Trail with lesdubois. It was clear on the way up, but clouds rolled in as we were descending and we were completely fogged in. Followed the wrong set of cairns and since some people would rather die than backtrack ended up doing a horrible 2 hour plus bushwhack to get to the Jacobs Ladder Trail which we followed back.
What an epic hike! We've had this peak in our sights for some time now, glad we finally made it! Amazing workout and super fun class 3-4 scrambling at the top. Met a guy up there that was kind enough to show us the best route through the scrambling section, he had summited Lone Peak 30 times! Wish I had gotten his name. Also ran into an old friend on the summit, what a day!!
We had a great trip; summited in a record time for us. I love this mountain!
Via Jacobs Ladder, we started late since we could not find the trail, once there we were following a trail that took us some were far from the base of the peak. Still we hike up and down for some hours. May try soon again.
Had planned a prudent alpine start, but trouble finding the trailhead put me on the dirt at just about 645 AM.
Maybe one of the more scenic runs I've had in recent memory. Sage brush and scrub oak yields to spruce and pine, making it almost feel like the Sierras in a miniature.
A few poor route-finding decisions in the boulder fields and meadows (read: too many cairns) thwarted my attempt to make the summit in under 2h30 minutes. Oh well. I basked on the summit much longer than is my custom and made it back to car in 5h.
Thinking next time I will surprise a climbing group with a harness and a hangdog expression and see if they'll pity-belay me up the "fun" stuff.
First time to Lone Peak Cirque, two day trip. Hiked in from Alpine so we could hit a spring due to no water in the cirque. Approach was steep and at times very dusty, saw a rattler on the way out. Despite all that, excellent views, excellent rock, awesome time! Lowe route is classic all the way from the comfy belays to the easy descent. My husband was nice enough to give me all the good leads :) Scramble over to the top was quick and easy. Highly recommended way for climbers to hit the top.
Went up Jacob's Ladder with a co-worker. Even though it was my sixth trip to the summit and my eighth time hiking Lone Peak, I still managed to allow us to get a bit off on the way back down. We ended up far to the south, and had to do some grueling uphill climbing to get back on the trail that heads west out to the steep descent down Jacob's Ladder. We probably added a 1000 feet of extra climbing and descending to our trip, but we had a great time, and our fast time to the summit allowed us to have a bit of leeway on the trip down.
Started at the trail head in Alpine, and took the climbers trail from the spring (carried water to the cirque), won't do that again. Amazing place, amazing rock. Climbed the Lowe Route (highly recommended) with my rope gun wife. Route was great bottom to top with comfy belays. Scrambled over to the top and a great down climb/rap back to camp. Three BIG stars!
Jacob's Ladder trail is ugly - nice after the junction w/ Draper Ridge.
Summit scramble was fun but a bit of a letdown. I think the exposure and difficulty are overemphasized although it is a long day. The summit is certainly exposed. Camera took a tumble off the summit and landed on a ledge below, mostly intact!
About 7 hr round trip - summited in 3:40.
Very grateful to have been able to climbs this.
Finally decided to hit Lone Peak. What a great hike!
Almost completely snow-free to Enniss Peak, then almost completely snow to the summit. A nice climb, which I would probably do often if I had the misfortune to live near Salt Lake. Trip report.
Around this date. Been a while. Went with the Wasatch Mountain Club so as not to get lost. One of my first great ideas when I moved to Utah was to hike Lone Peak solo without a map or any water. Coming from AZ I assumed I could handle any heat and had a lot of desert hiking under my belt, but I have become wiser after that day. And also tougher. Surprising so many make it up there as so many get lost, but a grand summit to be certain and one I'd like to go up and camp near the cirque of one spring when there is still snowmelt to collect and drink. Very dry in late summer. Go early.
You can see your vehicle for miles coming down. So close.... yet so far away.
via Jacob's Ladder with WMC group (w/SC Grant).
January 31 2015: my first winter ascent (again WMC). Real winter mountaineering! From Orson Smith TH and back (Draper Ridge): 12 hr day. Thanks to Moogie737 for organizing this hike! September 9 2018 w/Akiko and gang (WMC). Up Jacob's Ladder, down Cherry/Bear Canyons trail past 'outlaw cabin'- now all I need is a spring summiting.
Great trip up Jacobs Ladder. Very few other hikers and awesome views to SL and Utah counties.
My sister and I took the Jacob's Ladder route up and down for a great Labor Day hike. There were plenty of pleasant hikers on the trail, and everyone had an enjoyable time at the summit.
I expected at least 10-12 hours to do the hike, but we finished in barely over 8. Not bad for a couple of casual hikers!
This hike is a great workout! I'm curious...has anyone worn a BodyBug to measure how many calories you burned? It's got to be an impressive amount of calories, even starting the hike at the higher Jacob's Ladder trail head.