Mount Nebo Climber's Log

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mtn runr

mtn runr - May 18, 2008 1:22 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Spring is Here!  Sucess!

and it brought out the ATV's in Mona Pole Canyon. We didn't don snowshoes until well into Jone's Canyon, well above its intersection with the Mona Pole Road. We got 6,300 vertical feet and sunburned. Great day!


JDrake - Apr 2, 2008 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

October ascent  Sucess!

09/10 North route, north summit. Great hike and views from the top. Pretty crowded for Nebo.

10/07 Took the south route to south summit. Loved every minute of it even after tweaking my knee on the way down. Had the mountain to myself, didn't see another soul on my way up or down. To me, that's perfect and I really connected to Nebo.


warriorpoet - Mar 10, 2008 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2008

Winter Route via Mona

I signed up to go with BYU Outdoors Unlimited, because some friends wanted do it that way so they could rent the gear, and I don't have a lot of winter climbing experience yet. At about 9,000 ft. one of our guides was feeling queezy, and the other guide decided to go back down with him. At a little over 10,000 ft. A diabetic guy got sick, and so we all went back down with the remaining guide. basically it was a waste of money, because I already have all my own gear. Lesson learned: take a level 1 avalanche course, get your own equipment, and don't waste money on professional guides.


vanman798 - Jun 3, 2008 4:01 pm

Re: Winter Route via Mona

"Professional" guides? You use the term very loosely, yes? :)


Garfimi - Dec 25, 2007 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007

North Ridge

My big sister and I made it to the top of North Nebo. Honor to climb the highest peak in the Wasatch. Great time and a tough short climb.


lcarreau - Dec 8, 2007 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 1980

More than meets the eye.  Sucess!

We had picked the Andrews Ridge (South) route. All of a sudden, this big rainstorm comes from seemingly NOWHERE. We were stranded
inside our vehicle overnight. The morning dawned clear, and the
summit was reached in short order. The weather can change rapidly,
on this very prominent Utah land form and towering summit pyramid.


ridgegirl - Oct 1, 2007 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

North Peak  Sucess!

Gorgeous day, but a very crowded mountain. Good "last hoorah" before classes began.

Steve Elmer

Steve Elmer - Sep 30, 2007 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2007

North Peak and Mt. Nebo  Sucess!

Climbed North Peak first and then onto North Nebo. About 6 inches of fresh snow made for some extra fun. From the North Peak Trailhead it was about 2:55 to the top of North Nebo.


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:58 pm

hey hey  Sucess!

been up a couple times. summer and early spring.

toryander - Sep 5, 2007 9:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

September Summit  Sucess!

I took my 17 year old son and 11 year old daughter to the North Peak via Monument Trail Head. Beautiful day. Looks very dry this year. This is a great day hike. Beautiful views. I was proud watching my daughter scramble to the top.


lasvegaswraith - Aug 17, 2007 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

Smoky  Sucess!

Via the North route around North pk. Great views despite smoke from the fire south by 15/70 junction. No bears is good bears.


Stansbury - Aug 4, 2007 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

August Hike  Sucess!

Great directions from the SummitPost page and assistance from Dan Ransom's report (linked on this page) made this easy to plan. At this time there's no snow and the trail is well marked. The Nebo Scenic Byway is incredible, too, and makes for a great drive to the TH.


dandrew - Jul 21, 2007 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2004

Bench Trail to Wolf Pass  Sucess!

Started from Monument Trailhead--hiked via the Nebo Bench Trail--and then bushwacked up to Wolf Pass--then on to the summit. We hiked down via the North Trail. Great Hike! Very few people when compared to Mt. Timpanogos!


Moogie737 - Jul 20, 2007 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2020

Various routes including the entire ridge run.  Sucess!

Left the Mona Pole (Monument TH area)dirt parking area at 7:30 and arrived at Andrews Ridge TH at 3:30. In between, lots of wonderful ridge scrambling including over North Peak. Taking the ridges wherever possible is the best route entirely. 3+12 to the north Nebo summit, 1+10 to the south Nebo summit. Great group of John, Lana, Anne, Judy, Dave and myself. Big wildfire at the southern junction of Nebo Scenic Loop and Highway 132 closed the southern exit, but we had planned to exit to the north, so it worked out fine! This was my 4th time at the north summit of Nebo. Fifth time was the entire Nebo ridge from the Andrews Ridge TH to the Monument TH including the ridge between the south and north summits. Total time for this 12-mile batch of fun was 8 hours. With Brent and Lana. 6th time today (June 19, 2008) from the Monument TH. 3+45 to the north summit with crampons necessary ascending to the North Peak ridge. 7+00 exactly for r/t. Nice glissading. Thanks to Tracy, Anne & Lana for their helpful contributions. #7 8-26-08 as part of the ridge run from south to north - again. Eight hours less 2 minutes. Thanks to Dave, Brent & Lana. #8 6-16-12 via Monument TH 3+24 up. Bluebird day. #9 7-19-14 WMC ridge run south to north plus North Peak. 8+20 IVD. #10 8-29-15 Mit Yz und Hunden. 3+40 up. Via Mona Pole TH. #11 07-24-2020 W/ Lana. Monument/Mona Pole TH, 3+32 up.


Carpey - Jul 16, 2007 12:24 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

North Ridge  Sucess!

Very scenic and not very demanding hike. Probably a Wasatch classic. Not as good as Lone Peak or Timp, but excellent nonetheless.

Full TR here:


TheLaw - Jul 5, 2007 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Independance Day climb  Sucess!

Fun hike for the 4th! The route is totally clear of snow now and the hike was great.


Outdoorpartner - Jun 18, 2007 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Still snow in June

Still a snow cap on the immediate top that you need to traverse around. The snow is so soft that if you begin to fall, it is very difficult to self arrest with an axe. I turned around due to time restraints (after one scary slide), but within a few weeks Nebo should be clear of snow.

Jeremy Franchow

Jeremy Franchow - Jun 1, 2007 9:06 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2007

Route climbed:North  Sucess!

Reminded me of Timp, with the trail going all the way to the top. One nice glissade off of the ridge north of North Peak, but almost no snow left along the entire trail. 1000's of ladybugs shared the summit with me, where I also found some interesting invertebrate fossils. Neat!


seanpeckham - Jun 1, 2007 3:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

all three summits  Sucess!

I did the south summit in July 1996, armed with outdated information as to which summit is the highest. I have now (as of Aug 25 2007) also done the north and middle summits from the north side. I went with the Wasatch Mountain Club this time. There were some outstanding views and lighting once it became partly cloudy, and some fun easy scrambling at a couple of points between the north and middle summits.

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - May 28, 2007 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Beautiful day  Sucess!

Climbed with my friend John to the north summit on a beautiful sunny day. Ran into a group of Boy Scouts kicking around up there. Also passed a couple of fellow BYU students who were climbing pretty recklessly. There were hunters out that day, and we heard several shots. Made me a little nervous, and made me wish I was wearing bright orange. :)

We took the north ridge route to the north summit of Mt. Nebo. We started at 9200 feet from the trailhead that's about 1/2 mile down a dirt road at the Monument Trailhead parking lot and then followed basically the same route described by Hyrum Wright at Round-trip distance was 9.2 miles; gross elevation gain was 3800 feet, while the net elevation gain was about 2700 feet. We didn't cross any snow, and there were no sections that were very tricky, although we did need to use our hands in a couple places.

Trailhead around 7am, summit 11am.

My pictures are available at

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