I finally completed my summit of Mt. Nebo (north peak), 8 years after having to turn around upon reaching the south summit in 2002. This time I skipped the longer southern route and went via the north ridge (I highly recommend it, unless you want to bag all three peaks in the same trip). The weather was perfect, wind was minimal.
Nebo was a great summer hike with a little scrambling and a short glissade on the descent. The view from the summit was excellent, and was also covered with thousands of ladybugs. That I did not expect.
Funny. I saw your entry as I was posting mine. You bet it was steep. The E. face (normal) switchback section was mired under that 'hanging on for dear life' snowfield, which I didn't want to touch with a 10-foot pole. Ridge running for now on the N. route, maybe for another month or so given the snowpack.
Dicey with snow conditions made for some ridge climbing straight up the N. face. Fantastic glissades back down. Only person on the mountain from any direction I could see.
Finally got the North Summit after feeling bad for just climbing the south years before. It is a lot steeper near the summit than I thought it would be.
This was my final Utah County highpoint. Crowds were not too bad despite it being a holiday weekend. The early start time probably helped with that. I was glad to finally get this peak done because it was visible from so many others.
08/24/06 Kim and I ascended via Andrews Ridge, hit all three summits,and came back the same way. The dogs were a little tired that day.
08/30/15 from the North
08/24/18 South Summit from Andrews Ridge
climbed up the north ridge to the top, working on the 18 11,000' peaks in the wasatch.
Overnighted first ridge we came to on Eastern approach. Summit day was long. Summited all three "peaks". Off-trail on way down. Partner bonked, hurled, dehydrated, but made it.
7/19/2007 With Lana, Anne, Dave, John, and Moogie737. Did the whole ridge from north to south, including North Peak, and hiked out on the Andrews Ridge Trail.
8/28/1999 With MM. Started at the Nebo bench TH. Did North Peak and then the whole Nebo ridge and came back on the Nebo Bench Trail.
8/9/1998 Just did the highest point from the north with the WMC.
Climbed with North Peak. Looks harder than it is. Evening summit, forest fire in vicinity but nice views.
Awesome day, we were in tip top shape, up in 1:16 from the North Peak trailhead. Down in under an hour and sacked out the rest of the day. Beautiful blue sky and wispy clouds.
10/18/10 ascent via North Ridge. decent via Andrews Ridge. Hit all 3 Summits. Took 2 hrs 30mins summit all 3 from car.
09/07/12 Hike to the north summit with my brother in law and my 1 year old dog Nebo
10/08/13 Hiked to the North Summit with my dog Nebo after getting her stitches out after getting hit by a car. Happy 2nd birthday Nebo
Hiked via the north ridge with my uncle Fred. Saw 4 other people the whole day. Great solitude and fantastic views.
Climbed with Nate - I think I slowed him down.
North Ridge via North Peak, great peak with tremendous views, one of the highlights of a week long climbing trip in the area.
from bluebird sky to menacing - glad we didn't sit around too long enjoying the view. Picked up a large amount of garbage on the way down - candy wrappers, 3 water bottles, Jolly Ranchers, potato chip container, etc. ... why are people that make the effort to summit peaks like this such assholes???
The Eug and I hiked/ scrambled over the entire ridge via the North Route. Took the knife edge from the north summit to the middle, but we bailed 3/4 of way across and followed the trails for the rest if the hike. We intended to take the bench trail back to the parking lot, but somehow missed the turnoff and ended up at the Andrews Ridge Trailhead at the south end of the mountain instead. Hitchhiked back to the car with a happy-go-plucky girl ("I love picking up hitchhikers!") in a two-seat BMW convertible. The Eug had to sit on my leg and I was cramped up next to the stick shift, but it was fun nonetheless.
Climbed in 5:20 car-to-car including a trip up North Peak. Was able to communicate with my brother via Ham radio from the top. Over 40 miles transmitting at 1 watt.
Got sunburned legs on the way down. Probably should have applied sunscreen.
Climbed with the WMC up an unnamed couloir to Wolff Pass. Took the traditional route back over North Peak
Way back in the winter of 2003-2004 I went on a trip with an outdoors group at my school and did Nebo in winter. We didn't go to the true summit, though, and I've never been back. This was my first real mountain experience after moving from the East Coast, and it got me hooked on climbing.