Mount Van Cott Climber's Log

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BKiser90 - Apr 8, 2017 2:16 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2017

Beautiful March  Sucess!

Took the SW ridge up. Parked our car at the Nat. Hist. Museum. Beautiful day but a bit breezy. Temps in the 70s! Descended down the Mt. Van Cott trail to Red Butte Canyon. Easy early season climb.


edge - Apr 9, 2016 1:49 am Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2016

nice'n'easy  Sucess!

Nice short hike to some fantastic views of the valley. Just in time for sunset!

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jun 9, 2015 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2015

Van Cott  Sucess!

Short but steep. Pretty views of the city.


kteichert - May 25, 2015 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2015

Night Run  Sucess!

Heidi Alexis and I ran up this one on a nice rainy night.


Crystalcarpenter - Dec 13, 2014 6:21 pm

Gorgeous Hike  Sucess!

Nice day hike to get you up high.


scgrant - Oct 19, 2014 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

Van Cott  Sucess!

Nice easy hike.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Mar 23, 2014 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2014

Nice Short Hike  Sucess!

Hiked it in 1 hr 40 minutes with Lily. Pretty nice short hike close to the city.


dstevenson0204 - Mar 23, 2013 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2013

nice hike  Sucess!

quick hike to the top. nice view. beautiful snowy spring morning

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Aug 29, 2012 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011

Good short one!  Sucess!

Great hike for kids


Mooner - Jun 25, 2012 3:51 pm

Up I Go

6/25/12 Short hike 28 min up and 20 mins down. Took the Dog.


utahjimk - Nov 25, 2011 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1989

good old days  Sucess!

the only time I can remember, when I was a student at the U.
Again on 7 January 2020, almost 30 years later! Easy to access with the Red line TRAX.


Crystalcarpenter - Nov 8, 2011 2:29 pm

Quick hike  Sucess!

Great quick hike. It was fun.


apachedino - Oct 27, 2011 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011

3 ways  Sucess!

I like Cephalapod gulch the most, but did a hard run the other day up the northernmost of the ridges coming of the Bonny in 28 min up and 45 round trip. Sore legs the next day for sure!


voxnihili - Jul 6, 2011 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Rainy Day  Sucess!

Quick hike on a rainy day. Good view. Thought about continuing up, but the weather was deteriorating.


ZeeJay - Jun 21, 2011 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011

Nice hike  Sucess!

Nice quick hike with lots of wildflowers.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Apr 21, 2011 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2011

Foothill  Sucess!

On a run from Ave Twins with Scott W.

ldangerm - Jan 17, 2011 3:13 pm

First   Sucess!

My first mountain summit since moving to SLC. Good fun but not as good as big brother Beacon.


Fleshj27 - Nov 19, 2010 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2010

November Hike  Sucess!

First time climbing Mt Van Cott. Winds 30-40 mph, snow immient, trail/summit clear. 42 minutes up/42 minutes down. Pretty much as advertised; short, brutish with a happy ending. Nice veiws.

Wisemtn - Sep 30, 2010 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2010

Small Loop  Sucess!

Pretty quick and easy. Hiked up the rocky ridge and did a short loop down the other ridge.

#2 - 7/21/15 TRAIL RUN

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Feb 4, 2010 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2010

Battle Gulch  Sucess!

It took me a lot of work to bag such a little mountain. I took my dog and kids up there on one of the hottest days in the summer of 2009. we had some bad directions, and it took us about an hour of hiking before we ended up in Cepnalopod Gulch. After about 15 minutes heading up the dog wouldn't walk anymore and the kids were crying, so we had to turn back. My kids still call this mountain Mt. Van Hot. :)

Back for more 2/4/2010- I wasn't exactly sure what the best route was, and I ended up going up Battle Gulch, and then getting on the ridge (Battle Creek Ridge) and from there is was an easy hike to the top where I was by myself. I enjoyed the views of the Wasatch and the sunrise. I think I will add a route page because the route I took down was much easier.

4/20/11- With Matt Van Horn, coming over from Ave Twins.

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