Mt. Timpanogos (UT) Climber's Log

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Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson - Mar 5, 2006 4:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2005

Timpooneke Route  Sucess!

Another day well spent - first climbed in 1969 and it just keeps getting better!!

Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - Mar 4, 2006 8:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2004

Timpooneke & Aspen Grove Routes  Sucess!

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).

mtn runr

mtn runr - Feb 13, 2006 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006

Everest Ridge  Sucess!

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.

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - Jan 30, 2006 12:10 am

Route Climbed: Timpooneke Trail Date Climbed: Multiple  Sucess!

This is one of the best hikes in the state. It's got a little bit of everything.

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Jan 20, 2006 1:01 pm

Route Climbed: Aspen Grove Trail Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

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.

eigerkidd1

eigerkidd1 - Dec 6, 2005 9:54 pm

Route Climbed: Everest Ridge Date Climbed: April 2005  Sucess!

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.

grunt

grunt - Dec 4, 2005 8:13 pm

Route Climbed: Timpooneke Trail Date Climbed: Labor Day 1999  Sucess!

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.

younkin

younkin - Dec 1, 2005 12:44 am

Route Climbed: Everest Ridge Date Climbed: 198?  Sucess!

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

Fuse

Fuse - Nov 20, 2005 11:45 pm

Route Climbed: West Face of 2nd Summit Date Climbed: March 05  Sucess!

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.

madjohnbo

madjohnbo - Nov 12, 2005 12:40 pm

Route Climbed: Aspen Grove Date Climbed: October 8, 2005  Sucess!

Summited along with madsjim. His description is good.

madsjim

madsjim - Oct 10, 2005 3:35 pm

Route Climbed: Aspen Grove Date Climbed: October 7,9 2005  Sucess!

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!

rockhop23

rockhop23 - Oct 8, 2005 5:52 pm

Route Climbed: Both Aspen Grove and Timpooneke Date Climbed: April 19, 2003  Sucess!

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.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 28, 2005 9:29 pm

Route Climbed: Aspen Grove Date Climbed: July 7, 2002

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

madsjim

madsjim - Sep 7, 2005 10:54 am

Route Climbed: Aspen Grove Date Climbed: 9/5/2005

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.

savery2151 - Sep 4, 2005 4:20 pm

Route Climbed: Timpooneke Trail Date Climbed: 9/2/05  Sucess!

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.

Reach11 - Sep 3, 2005 1:05 pm

Route Climbed: Timpooneke Trail Date Climbed: 8/16/05  Sucess!

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.

mountainTRIALS.com

mountainTRIALS.com - Aug 21, 2005 12:11 am

Route Climbed: Aspen Grove Trail Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

New PR 1 hr: 53 min:47 sec from parking lot to tin hut on summit. Conditions were perfect! Up Aspen Grove trail and down glacier. Glacier is solid ice early. Trails were kind of crowded. Only a couple snowfields to cross.

highpeakskier

highpeakskier - Jul 27, 2005 6:03 pm

Route Climbed: Cold Fusion Date Climbed: 5-22-2005  Sucess!

Climbed the Cold Fusion Couloir, Skiied Forked Tongue Couloir.

mountainTRIALS.com

mountainTRIALS.com - Jul 19, 2005 11:36 pm

Route Climbed: Timpooneke Trail Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Time from parking lot to summit 2:24:11 hrs. Blew my Aspen Grove time out of the water! I hadn't done this route in about 15 years, and I forgot how cool it is! There is still a ton of snow, This route is much more "runnable" than Aspen Grove (less steep). With the amount of snow this year, this is the easier way to reach the summit vs. Aspen Grove, at least at this point. You don't have to deal with the tricky crossing from the Emerald Lake Basin towards the north saddle, crossing into Timpanogos Basin. I included a picture of this tricky section which is nicely visible from the Timpooneke trail once in Timpanogos Basin. While this is easily done with an axe and crampons or Kahtoolas and a little experience, it may not be for the less technically apt hiker. However, there are still a fair number of snowfields to negotiate. While most are not too steep, a couple of them require some caution.

mountainTRIALS.com

mountainTRIALS.com - Jul 3, 2005 7:15 pm

Route Climbed: Aspen Grove Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Time to summit 3:06:54 hrs via Aspen Grove trail. Fun hike! My axe and Kahtoola crampons sure came in handy. This is definitely not your everyday average BYU student hike yet, but a little more involved. There is still a ton of snow. I had a sweet picture of the Emerald Lake Shelter with just the roof and chimney barely sticking out, but my digital camera wigged out while downloading to my computer. Check out my trip report (Timp with Tobasco Sauce) for more detail. Anyways, if you are heading up soon, definitely take an axe and crampons. The only spot that was a little sketchy being solo was the snowfield between Emerald Lake Basin crossing into the upper Timpanogos Basin. Steep snowfield that cliffs out below. The summit ridge is mostly clear, but a few steep snowfields remain covering some of the trail, so keep the axe handy on the final approach, and heading over the glacier saddle. Glacier headwall is steep, and a little corniced in spots but solid and not bad. I just down climbed the first few feet to be safe. If you want to do Timp with a twist, and spice it up a bit, now is a good time! No one had signed the summit log yet this year, infact the old 2004 log book is still in there so maybe I am the first this season that got to it not burried by snow.

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