Climbed this peak with summitpost members elessar, tatwood, and cougarclimber. We went up the Timpooneke trail starting at around 11:30-12 on the night of the 16th. By the time we reached the Timpanogos Basin, the sun was starting to rise, giving us plenty of light to get up the headwall. There was a lot of snow still up there and it was really steep. Cougarclimber's anklewas giving him issues so he went back down just before the summit ridge. The rest of us went on to the summit, then glissaded down the glacier and returned to the timpooneke trail.
Superb route. I loved the scenery and the surrounding environment. Spring is a great time of year to climb this mountain because the contrast of white on the mountain and green in the valley is astounding. The glissade down was one of the best ever.
Set out to hike this one with my older brother Barton, but due to time constraints he turned around above the shelter so I told him I would find a way back to my Provo apartment by begging a ride from someone. I was successful in making it to the summit (12 inches of snow on top) and in getting someone to give me a lift back home.
22 years and one day later, my wife and I were awakened by a phone call from our son Lance early on a Saturday morning. He said, "Guess where I am." He was on top of Timp with his Uncle Eric and his cousin Spencer, watching the sunrise.
I climb Timp. when I was only 11 or 12 years old. I can't remember much about the hike other than I thought it was a long hike. I hiked it with my friend and his uncle. We used the Timpooneke Trail to hike the mountain.
Another day well spent - first climbed in 1969 and it just keeps getting better!!
A spur-of-the-moment hike of the Timpooneke Route on 9/18/04 (decided to to it when my friend and I were bored at a latenight pizza party) is what got me hooked on hiking and climbing.
Hiked the same route with my brothers and Dad on 7/31/10 (see "Timpooneke Semi-Loop" trip report for details).
Finally took the Aspen Grove route on 7/18/16, which I feel is the more scenic of the two (see "Aspen Grove Semi-Loop" trip report for details).
With a name like "Everest Ridge" and a crux named "The Step" we just had to visit this route. We were underwhelmed. After gaining the summit ridge by a direct line my parner queried, "What Step?" We were back to the car in under 10 hours.
This is one of the best hikes in the state. It's got a little bit of everything.
It's well worth hiking up this very accessible mountain, and you can probably see the homes of 80% of Utahns from the top. Hiked right through a herd of 20-30 mountain goats.
Hiked partway up and bivied on the Baldy Sadle over night to allow for a quick acent the next day while the snow was still icey. Made up the the Step no problem--we decided the climb was safe enough without a belay. This is a beautiful climb and would do it again in a heart beat.
A beautiful hike. Hiked steadily through the late morning and early afternoon, then enjoyed a windy lunch at the "saddle" to push on to the top. Great views of Utah and Salt Lake counties from the summit.
On the negative side, the trail was very crowded, and I noticed a lot of people uneducated in outdoor knowledge - unburied (or carried out) feces and toilet paper, water consumed untreated from streams and ponds trailside, shortcutting, loud talking, etc.
I was able to complete the route twice, both times it was in Feb or Mar? We went around the base of the rock butress, we used no ropes, The Glissade down was the best part of the trip... Jim Younkin
Approached from Dry Creek Canyon in 60 degree temps. Camped at snowline, and began climbing at 5am. Summited at 10, and skied 4000 vert of epic spring corn. Last 500-700ft to the summit are up to 45 degrees with several thousand ft of aire below. Skied down and hiked out that afternoon.
Summited along with madsjim. His description is good.
We camped overnight inside the Emerald Lake shelter and found out that if it is windy you won't get to sleep because it sounds like a freight train in there. Summit was very cold with high wind gusts. I love it!
I've summited this mountain at least 30 times given the fact that I was a back country ranger for the Uinta NF in my younger years. Still my sentimental favorite.
backpacked to Emerald Lake and, amazingly, spent a beautiful summer afternoon, night, and morning there alone-- summited in afternoon and descended via "glacier"-- except for summit views of the sprawl to the west below the mountain, this was easily one of the most beautiful trails I have ever done
I got a late start at 1:00 pm, but made it to the top. It was Labor Day and there were hundreds of people up there, but we had the summit to ourselves before sunset.
Summited for the third time July 4th 2006 from Timpooneke. I highly recommend this route rather then Aspen Grove, it is much more scenic and not as hard on the legs.
We reached the summit on a beautiful day of hiking! Got an early start and only one other person beat us to the top, but we passed many people on the way back down. This is a beautiful hike and a very inspiring view at the summit.
Also climbed on 8/23/05. Did both as an overnight, spent the night in Timp Basin. Heard 5 large rockfalls that night. Saw many mountain goats, and what a view from the top! Definitely one of my favorites.