Mount Tukuhnikivatz Climber's Log

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MMclimbhigh - Sep 8, 2022 6:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2021

Tuk/Peale Traverse  Sucess!

Up Tuk - Razor Fang - Up Peale. Beautiful loop hike


LazyJSkwires - Aug 10, 2021 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2021

First of the day  Sucess!

Did this one before moving over to Peale. Didn't see anyone else out there on the mountains


aarobkol - May 9, 2021 4:37 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2021

Spring Peal/Tuk scramble  Sucess!

Starting from about 9800 feet on the road, I scrambled straight up the bare slopes of Mt. Peale. Then traversed across a mix of bare rock and snow to the Razor Fang. Only one or two sections required real class 3 scrambling, and these sections had fairly stable rock. The more difficult sections were easily bypassed by descending a few feet down the slope. Then a steep climb up the snow-covered ridge to Tukuhnikivatz

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Matt Lemke - May 3, 2021 5:11 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2021

Peale and Tuk  Sucess!

Ascended directly up the south side of Peale, then traversed to Tuk over the Razor Fang. Ran into 50+ skiers on the top of Tuk.


Levi - Dec 1, 2020 7:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2017

Middle Traverse  Sucess!

Tuk, Peele, MellenthIn in a day! Great birthday present. Started and ended at Gold Basin TH. Weather was incredible and the company was great.


Scott - Aug 17, 2020 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2020

Mount Tukuhnikivatz  Sucess!

Kessler and I climb Mount Tukuhnikivatz today, starting at 2 PM. Usually you would want to start earlier because of thunderstorms, but there were no clouds in sight, only lots of smoke and haze.

We set off cross country from La Sal Pass, but found the new trail up to the ridge. It was a nice change of pace from the old route. Once reaching the ridge, it was a steep scramble and boulderhop to the summit. Since there was so much smoke and haze in the air, the views weren't as good as they usually are. We could still see the redrock country around Moab as well as the towers in Castle Valley.

We saw a mountain goat on the way down.


yadahzoemtn - Feb 2, 2019 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2018

After Capitol Peak in Colorado  Sucess!

After which I did my first sky dive out of Moab :-)


ThomasCaldwell - Oct 7, 2018 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2015

Tuk  Sucess!

Came in through gold basin then up the north ridge, great climb!


Moogie737 - Sep 4, 2018 9:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2018

From La Sal Pass TH  Sucess!

#1 9-01-18 W/ Lana. Camped near the signed TH at the La Sal Pass. The trail is easy to find - be sure to follow the trail west at the watering trough/semi-completed log structure (@10,500'). The nice trail ends at @ 11,700' and the remaining route is obvious. The final 400' of dinner-plate rock is "interesting." On top of the long summit ridge there are several what I call "kiva wind shelters," natural depressions or holes which offer nice protection from any unfriendly winds. We didn't hurry and our time to the summit was 2+40. We tallied the r/t mileage at 7.05.


Udink - Jul 25, 2017 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2017

Tuk  Sucess!

I hiked Tukuhnikivatz after easily bagging Haystack the previous day. The new trail (completed in 2015) from La Sal Pass makes this a pretty nice and easy hike. I actually drove to the end of the 4WD road (shown as 4725 on the USGS topo) and hiked from there to the trail, which shaved nearly a mile and 200' elevation gain/loss of the hike. The switchbacks had a quite reasonable grade. The talus was a little loose in places and made for very tedious going. I spent quite a bit of time on the summit, just enjoying the views and the 4G Verizon signal. :) I only saw seven others on the trail, of of whom didn't summit bit instead turned back at the top end of the switchbacks. I was back at my Jeep before noon and headed straight home.


technicolorNH - Oct 10, 2016 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2016

Definitely the better mountain of the two  Sucess!

Only two hours and ten minutes from La Sal pass. The trail was well laid out with switchbacks that take you directly to the ridge. From there I headed off to Mt Peale.


Judd97 - Jun 23, 2016 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2016

Middle La Sal Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed up from Gold Basin then crossed the Fang to Mt. Peale before descending the ridge NW of Mt. Mel back to the car.

Took a video of the trip with my GoPro:


AbinadiWitness - May 24, 2016 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Fun in the La Sals :)  Sucess!

Traversed from Peale across the Razor Fang; started from La Sal Pass.


Mlasky - Jul 26, 2015 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2014

Plan B Peak  Sucess!

Did this in conjunction with Peale as a backup plan to a rained out CO 14ers trip. Started at Peale and came across going under the fang. Beautiful looking out onto the red desert lands of the southwest....


voxnihili - Jun 21, 2015 8:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

Middle Traverse  Sucess!

First stop of traverse from Gold Basin.


DarrenKnezek - Apr 27, 2015 2:26 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2015

Lots of snow!  Sucess!

4WD thru 8 inches of snow to get to Winter Sports Trailhead. Hiked up road and thru Gold Basin and climbed North Ridge of Tukuhnikivatz. Headed over to Peale and climbed thru The Razor Fang. A rope was nice to have with all the new snow. Skirted the base of Laurel and back down a low angle ridge to join with road. Great day always below 20 degrees. Nice to have axe and crampons.


scgrant - Aug 12, 2014 12:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2014

Mount Tuk  Sucess!

From La Sal Pass, along with Peale, Laurel, Mellenthin, and Peale NW peak. Awesome day of ridge hiking in the La Sal's.


dakotaconcrete - Aug 9, 2014 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Third Times a Charm  Sucess!

Via La Sal Pass trailhead. Ascended with the mighty warrior, Chip. Wish it wouldn't have been so hazy, still a great view though!


utahjimk - Jun 8, 2014 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2014

cool!  Sucess!

with Mt Peale, from La Sal Pass. After seeing these peaks so many times passing thru Moab - had to see the view. Tremendous views!


seano - May 1, 2014 9:11 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2014

From Peale  Sucess!

Nicer views than Peale. Also much more fun climbing, as the hideous loose talus was mostly snow-covered. Trip report.

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