Mount Nebo Climber's Log

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Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Jul 25, 2006 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

Nebo Bench Trail  Sucess!

Another beautiful hike. Still a few patches of snow on the route.

marauders - Jun 25, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Route Climbed: North Route  Sucess!

What a great time of year to be on Mt. Nebo. Nice temps and lush greenery everywhere. The hike was wonderful. Fun mountain to climb, but the summit views aren't as astounding as more centrally located peaks in the Wasatch. The views appear to be better in the winter.


Tracy - Apr 6, 2006 5:54 am Date Climbed: Oct 22, 1983

Route climbed: north ridge from North Peak  Sucess!

I soloed this one in perfect snow conditions on the first day of the deer hunt. There were three huge bucks on the summit as I approached the last 400 yards. Coming down was great. The 4-6 inches of snow absorbed my footsteps on what otherwise would have been loose shale. Weather was clear and sunny.

Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - Mar 4, 2006 8:39 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2005

North Route  Sucess!

Two months earlier my roommate Gabe and I attempted to go up the north ridge trail, but instead got sidetracked (we followed a cow trail from the paved parking lot instead of driving a bit farther on the dirt road to the north where the trailhead is, and after several hours of bushwhacking were too tired to attempt the summit). I tried finding others to try it again with me, but after 2 months I decided to just do it on my own. I didn't have any snow gear on this solo-hike (a bad idea to be alone in the first place), but everything turned out okay. The views along the north ridge were nice (town of Nephi is 7,500 ft. below), but very different compared to other places in the Wasatch since there are no other mountains of comparable size nearby.

I came back to do the north route again on 9/26/09. See "Last Hike of the Season" trip report for details.


eigerkidd1 - Dec 6, 2005 10:04 pm

Route Climbed: Cedar Ridge Date Climbed: Feb 2001  Sucess!

This is the climb that got me addicted to mountaineering. It's a long climb to the South Summit, but a wicked glissade down is well worth the effort.


rockhop23 - Oct 8, 2005 9:14 pm

Route Climbed: Willow Creek (Mona) Date Climbed: August 22, 1998  Sucess!

One of the toughest hikes I've ever done. Endless pounding of the legs. I'll take the North route the next time and save 2,000 feet of pounding. Awesome views - a must do for all local peak baggers.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 10:59 pm

Route Climbed: North Date Climbed: July 17, 2005  Sucess!

I know there are a lot of people in Utah who are in awesome shape because of all the outdoor recreation available, but I again have to question their judgment about routes-- how is this a Class 3 route? It's not even 2+ unless you TRY to make it so. Still, good hike with some stunning ridgetop views.


mfox79 - Sep 26, 2005 4:36 pm

Route Climbed: north route Date Climbed: 9/24/05  Sucess!

One of the most beautiful climbs of my life summited in crazy weather after a late (10:00am) start summited in 3 hours with very worrisome clouds through out the day. Allot more people out climbing then I was expecting. All and all super fun route.


madsjim - Aug 14, 2005 10:45 pm

Route Climbed: Willow Canyon/South Summit Date Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with Madjohnbo, Awesome weather, the summit was very windy and cold, but that is what makes it fun!


madjohnbo - Aug 6, 2005 9:15 pm

Route Climbed: Ridge up to the South Summit Date Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!

We climbed to the South Summit and enjoyed the view. Witnessed a man trigger an avalanche. Really amazing.


mountaingazelle - Jul 18, 2005 12:55 am

Route Climbed: North Route - Summit Traverse - Andrews Ridge Date Climbed: July 17, 2005, September 10, 2005  Sucess!

This was a great day. The weather was warm but the wind kept us cool during most of the hike. There was still quite a bit of snow on the ridge but nothing that impeded our progress. The scrambling involved in the traverse of the three summits was very fun. The rock wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.


GlennMerrill - Apr 18, 2005 8:32 pm

Route Climbed: Cedar Ridge Date Climbed: April 16th, 2005  Sucess!

A nice route, I enjoyed it. Did all three summits and did not camp.


PellucidWombat - Apr 18, 2005 10:55 am

Route Climbed: Cedar Ridge Date Climbed: April 16th, 2005  Sucess!

Fun climb. Beatiful weather and good snow until about 11am - it is definitely spring snowclimbing season!

While the massif ridgeline was really fun, Cedar Ridge was a pain. It was nice to revisit the site of my cornice accident - it was strangely therapeutic.

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Apr 17, 2005 2:09 pm

Multilple Ascents  Sucess!

  • 4/16/05 - Summited all three peaks via Cedar Ridge route
  • 2/19/05 - Failed attempt via Cedar Ridge due to Mark Thomas' cornice accident
  • 9/20/03 - Climbed the North and Middle summits via the Nebo Bench Trail (North Route)
  • 6/21/03 - South summit only via Andrew's Ridge

  • nebben

    nebben - Apr 9, 2005 6:52 pm

    Route Climbed: Nebo Loop/ North ridge Date Climbed: September 7, 2003  Sucess!

    I had read a description of the northern ridge route from Gerry Roach, so with a map in hand, I made the easy hike up to the northernmost summit of Mt. Nebo. The trail goes through a shaded forest for a bit before skirting the west slopes of North Peak (not Mt. Nebo) on the way to Wolf Pass. At Wolf Pass, it acends a subpeak and skirts to the West a little more. I found some sharp crappy rock near the top where it was better to avoid backtracking on the trail a little instead of trying to grab anything. The register is a very heavy duty steel box that looks like it can resist the inevitable lightning strike. Some spots immediately below the summit on the North side were a little sloppy because of loose rock, but it wasn't much.


    imontop - Oct 13, 2004 10:30 pm

    Route Climbed: Andrews Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

    This is a butt-kickin' hike! Probably didn't help summiting in the middle of the freakin' summer! Awesome views though and well worth the sweat and burning legs!


    ecallahan - Oct 5, 2004 6:37 pm

    Route Climbed: North Route Date Climbed: 11 October 2003  Sucess!

    Steep trail. Follow knife-edge ridge to summit. Beautiful views the entire way of fall colors. A must do fall hike.

    Bob Bolton

    Bob Bolton - Sep 13, 2004 10:05 pm

    Route Climbed: North Route Date Climbed: September 5, 2004  Sucess!

    The weather had been nasty until that morning, so the air was very clear and the views were fantastic. Very enjoyable climb, with cool breezes. It was the second of eight consecutive days climbing 5000-foot+ prominence peaks in Utah and Nevada.


    Dean - Sep 10, 2004 5:28 pm

    Route Climbed: North route Date Climbed: Sept 9, 2004  Sucess!

    Had the mountain all to myself on a fine sept day. Saw a badger on the way up, a first for me. The views were outstanding and the north peak is the highest point in Utah county. Elevation gain counting the ups and the downs of both ways is more like 3600 feet.


    PellucidWombat - Jul 19, 2004 12:02 am

    Route Climbed: North Route - Andrew's Ridge Date Climbed: July 18th, 2004  Sucess!

    Climbed all three summits from the north and descended Andrew's ridge. The weather was cool, there were high winds, and we had to watch out for thunderstorms, which hit us just as we finished the hike.

    The trail was nice and easy - fairly well maintained. The rock was loose, but the views were excellent! I've gotta come back and do this in the winter!

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