Mount Wire (Big Beacon) Climber's Log

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ldangerm - Jan 17, 2011 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011

Snowy  Sucess!

Climbed this in heavy snow and rain. Lots of fun. No view at the top due to poor visibility; guess I'll have to come back!

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Nov 27, 2010 1:17 am Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2010

X5  Sucess!

Mt. Wire 5 times today from the car.

Wisemtn - Sep 23, 2010 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2010

Climbed the Tower  Sucess!

Fall colors starting to show! Great short hike. It was fun but a little scary to climb the rickety tower. Hiked via George's Hollow.

2nd Ascent - Trail Run up George's Hollow on Thanksgiving, 11/28/13. Saw hang gliders taking off, ran along the ridge.

3 - 12/10/18 w Alisa, Chompy, Beans

wasatchsmc - Jun 2, 2010 6:40 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

Route Climbed  Sucess!

Great training hike one of the first peaks that is free of snow early in the year. 4.95 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 2155 ft. Stop by The Living Room for a little break. Great views of the valley.

dthornton - May 23, 2010 9:30 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2010

Trip 1  Sucess!

Got the legs working. Sprinkling and cool on top. Chickened out on the beacon ladder.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Apr 3, 2010 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2010

Cold Wind  Sucess!

New snow.


brekgrover - Mar 28, 2010 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2010

Route: George's Hollow

Climbed this morning with my 12 year old son Liam. Great morning with perfect weather. Ran in to crusty hardpack snow and the base of the first false summit. but nothing too bad. Spent an hour on the summit enjoying the sunshine and the handfull of other hikers that came and went. Climbed the tower too which was by far the scariest part of the day as I am terrified of heights. Celebrated the successful climb with lunch at the Pie. Very glad we made the drive from Ogden to hike this great mountain. Can't wait to get some more!


Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Feb 22, 2010 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2010

Big Bacon  Sucess!

Jeans and tennis shoes.


asaking11 - Feb 18, 2010 1:08 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2010

Short and steep  Sucess!

I hiked this in the afternoon, pretty cool little hike, and a good workout. I hit snow for the last third of the hike. It was too cloudy to have any views.


screesurfer09 - Aug 15, 2009 9:22 pm

Georges Hollow  Sucess!

I've done it several times in fall and winter in all kinds of weather. Seen lots of deer and a young bull moose in the area. My opinion: not a very interesting hike relative to all the other possibilities in the Wasatch. Its popularity must be because of its sheer ease and proximity to downtown SLC.

danielrfay - Jun 30, 2009 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Good Views  Sucess!

Nice quick hike with great views of the valley.


pbogen - Jun 12, 2009 6:18 pm

Great Spring Hike  Sucess!

Climbed countless times from many routes... Great short workout

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Apr 30, 2009 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2009

My treadmill  Sucess!

Mt. Wire has become a regular part of my training routine. It is a perfect way to get in over 2K in elevation gain in under an hour and it is so convenient and accessible. I have climbed it in all seasons and conditions. I have enjoyed peaceful sunrises and sunsets as well as raging storms. I’ve had several incredible wildlife encounters, including a herd of elk running a few yards ahead of us as we ran down from the summit and a close call with a rattler. I spent almost an entire day in Nov 2010 on this mountain with some great friends bagging the summit 5 times. This is a perfect training hike/climb/run for all seasons.

Fastest time up: 39 minutes.
Total summits: 61

4/30/09- 2/20/2010- 3/13/2010- 4/3/2010- 4/15/10- 6/3/10- 10/29/10- 11/3/10- 11/11/10- 11/13/10- 11/16/10- 11/26/10- X5 1/7/11- 1/11/11- 1/13/11- 1/21/11- 1/26/11- 2/4/11- 2/9/11- 2/15/11- 2/24/11- 3/2/11- 3/10/11- 3/16/11- 3/31/11- 4/6/11- 4/13/11- 4/22/11- 5/5/11- 5/26/11- 6/3/11- 7/1/11- 8/16/11- 8/18/11- 9/20/11- 9/23/11 X2- 10/5/11- 10/10/11- 10/12/11- 10/28/11- 11/10/11- 11/16/11- 11/30/11- 12/7/11- 12/13/11- 1/5/12- 1/17/12- 1/30/12- 2/3/12- 2/15/12- 3/29/12- 3/30/12- 7/16/12- 7/23/12- 8/14/12- 9/17/12- 10/23/12

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Apr 30, 2009 11:00 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2009

Nice morning hike  Sucess!

Easy, relaxing foothill hike.


TacoJockey - Mar 26, 2009 12:35 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2009

Very nice!  Sucess!

Good early season warm-up. Gets lots of elevation gain fast.


byates - Dec 8, 2008 12:46 pm

A common one  Sucess!

When I lived by the U I did as part of my standard workout routine, making counts would be out of the question.


Fmtn2008 - Jun 3, 2008 2:48 pm

Climbed it again  Sucess!

Climbed it again from pioneer park.....was so much fun!


tmtn93 - May 29, 2008 4:25 pm

Did it twice  Sucess!

Hiked it twice from Pioneer Park. First time with no equipment and 1 bottle of water, second time with Equipment and 5 bottles of water! Both done in may!


Fmtn2008 - May 3, 2008 12:54 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2008

Went from poineer park  Sucess!

Climbed it from pioneer park yesterday with by bros. Whoa, it was a killer! thank god it was so short and we were at the top in about an hour and half. the descent took about the same amount of time. overall it was an excellent (if somewhat steep) hike and amazing views.

gotta try Georges Hollow next time :)


jareds - Jan 13, 2008 12:02 am Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2008

Pioneer Park  Sucess!

i hiked this without snowshoes or crampons despite the recent heavy snow we had this week; it was totally fine UNTIL i got to the trees at the false summit; from there to the top was a big snowdrift and it was slow-going. i made it though.
my wife had a telescope on our deck and could see me at the reflectors, that was cool.
i'll be back for sure, it was super accessible and an awesome view.

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