Mitchell Peak Climber's Log

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charlieyou - Aug 29, 2023 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2023

Got lost?  Sucess!

We started from the scree fields above North Lake and continued onto what we thought was the South Slopes class 2 route. It was not. We hiked on steep scree and occasional patches of vegetation to the ridgeline between Mitchell Peak and Dogtooth, then summitted from the southeast side of the summit block. After doing a few class IV moves right below the summit we realized we were probably no longer on route, but at that point it was too late. Not sure where exactly we diverged from the intended path but would not recommend ours.


SarahThompson - Aug 28, 2018 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2018

Northeast Slopes  Sucess!

Climbed the steep but easy northeast slopes from camp in Lizard Head Meadows. Got into some stiff scrambling near the top. Traversed to Dog Tooth & Big Sandy afterwards.


Mooner - Jul 25, 2014 11:34 am

Up I Go

07/23/14 Climbed North Face Center 5.9 with Nick Gaddy


leslie78 - Jul 14, 2013 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013

Incredible!  Sucess!

Great hike and breath taking views. The hubs and I researched Finis Mitchell before we went. Made the experience even more special. :)

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Jul 14, 2013 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013

Awesome Area!  Sucess!

Great peak! Set up base camp at Big Sandy Lake, summited Mitchell the next morning. Amazing view of the Cirque of the Towers!!!


WillieCornett - Oct 14, 2012 1:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

Awesome   Sucess!

Awesome scramble with my bud Boone.


americanswiss - Feb 23, 2011 8:12 pm

Mitchell  Sucess!

Scramble up west slopes. If west slopes is used for descent, make sure to mark the couloir that was ascended before you navigate the flat top to the summit. Seen from Texas pass, this is one of the most impressive mountains I have seen anywhere in the world.


PhenomenalWoman - Jul 20, 2010 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Bitchell Peak?  Sucess!

We hiked to the Cirque in the morning and decided to attempt Mitchell along our route back to our campsite. Rather than lose elevation and hit the standard path, we went up...and up...and up, along the rocks and grass facing the Cirque. Not sure if this route actually saved our legs or killed them. Finally reached the last pitch and raced up the last 200 ft or so. Coming down, we again chose a "shortcut" to our campsite...followed by the 6 mile hike back to Big Sandy trailhead. Long day, and lots of battle scars and blisters. Well worth it for the views!!


Eleutheros - Jul 20, 2010 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Scrambled Legs  Sucess!

Up from Jackass Pass and down to North Lake from the west side. Breathstealing views of the Cirque. Camped at North Lake... Beware of mosquitoes in July!


builttospill - Feb 5, 2010 3:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

North Face, Left (5.7)  Sucess!

Climbed the North Face, Left (III, 5.7), with Levi, Matt J., Glenn and Matt L. This was our second day in the Cirque. After Pingora's S. Buttress, this route was a lot more adventurous, complete with loose rock, mud-filled cracks, moss and confusing routefinding. The last pitch chimney nearly ate us alive.

We didn't continue to the true summit a LONG ways away, but managed to get down to Jackass Pass a few minutes before a massive thunderstorm rolled in.


skorpeo - Jul 11, 2009 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1980

Back in the day  Sucess!

I'm pretty sure this is the peak I hiked up with two friends from High School. We camped at the base of the Cirque and then Hiked up. I remember the stunning views of the Cirque from the summit.


pbogen - Aug 15, 2008 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008

South Slopes  Sucess!

Climbed from south slopes... Was a beautiful day and the views from the summit are phenomenal in all directions!


bruceg - May 9, 2008 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1988

South Side  Sucess!

Great view of the Cirque. Climbed East Temple the next day.


TetonJimmy - Oct 14, 2007 6:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

West Couloir

Sketchy couloir coming out of Jackass pass. Beautiful!!!
B&W video taken near the summit...

mtn runr

mtn runr - Apr 10, 2006 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1981

From the South  Sucess!

Climbed this peak with my wife. We were vaguely aware of distant thunder but paid it scant attention until, coming around an exposed section, my wife's long hair went shooting up above her head in a flow of static energy. I reached my arm out over the edge and I swear I could hear my arm hairs crackling. We hunkered down and sat on our packs for half an hour before proceeding to the summit. (Lightning never did go off near us.)


Scott - Apr 21, 2005 10:35 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: July 2, 1989  Sucess!

Climbed with my father and the Wasatch Mountain Club. Summitters from the Club were my father, Steve Neggler, and myself. There was lots of snow and MOSQUITOES, but still a nice climb.


dunsum - Apr 9, 2005 2:05 pm

Route Climbed: North Face, Center - Ecclesiastes, IV 5.9 Date Climbed: August 22nd 1996  Sucess!

Long, fun climb on a big, big wall.

Dave Dinnell

Dave Dinnell - Feb 10, 2005 10:53 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: July 1991  Sucess!

Climbed up from Jackass Pass with my wife. Great views of the Cirque!

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