See CFC route logs for detailed info. Cinco de Mayo 2017 was my 11th time on this beautiful summit, and with the best of friends. Es kann nicht besser werden, oder?
Via Pika Cirque/Wolley Hole.
We bushwhacked from the Timpooneke Campground trailhead up past the headwall into Woolly Hole Cirque, went up the scree slope from there to the northeast ridge, hit the false summit and then the true summit of North Timpanogos. After that we went across the ridge and got Bomber Peak, and then descended the Timpooneke Trail. There was awesome scenery the entire way. See "North Timp Loop" trip report for details.
Had the most wonderful day on the mountain. The dew point was really low, so the cloud level was about as low as Scout Falls on the way up. I started at the Timpooneke trailhead. Like a rainbow, I never actually got into clouds, as they ran from me as I continued up the trail. At the saddle, the east side of the mountain was clear of clouds, and the west was completely covered. There is a faint trail from the saddle all the way over to North Peak. Niko and I ran into many mountain goats and I got some cool pics and footage of them. They seemed a little nervous of Niko, but didn't want to run anywhere. They seemed content with the spot they had. While I was on North Peak, I had no view as the clouds covered the peak. But the clouds broke once I was down in the saddle between it and the main ridge. I got some amazing shots of North Peak. Total mileage from Timpooneke was 16.8 miles.
We started at the Timpooneke campground and went straight up and then to the Northeast Ridge. The route was really steep, being 2 miles and 4000 ft. elevation gain. The views in the meadow (Woolly Hole) on the ascent were great as well as from the summit.
Plenty of snow getting up to the ridge then a ridgewalk over to the summit all while herding 20 goats across the ridge!
One-nighter alone on the face of North Timp. Scuttled on down to the true summit and south summit before heading down.
Northwest Ridge route, starting as the Timpanooke road crests the ridge, is a straightforward approach, and only took 2 hours. Decided to traverse to the main Timp summit, then, on the way back, came down the gully separating the North Timp summit from the main massif. Don't know if I would do that gully again--too much route finding, bushwacking, and hassle altogether.
I hit this from the Aspen Grove trail, and my feet decided to hurt on the way down. It was so lovely, I had the whole peak to myself despite loads of people doing the main summit. Thanks mountain!
Started from Timpanooke, went past the bomber site and scrambled up to the ridge. Walked over to North Timp and watched the sunrise with a small group of mountain goats. Went south along the ridgeline over Bomber Peak to the main saddle and back down. Had intended to traverse all the way to South Summit but was short on time.
Perfect morning - clear skies and no wind.
This was probably my sixth summit of North Timp via Cold Fusion. It is certainly one of my favorites. A must do but only with the right people.
05/05/17: Nice day for the Couloir. With Dave, Brent and Michael.
Left mid-afternoon and Ran up to the saddle from Timpooneke with Brita and then on to Bomber and North Timp. Didn't see a soul from the saddle on, and back until down in the Grand Staircase. In fact, we hardly saw anyone on the way up. It was a near perfect day (aside from a bit of wind) on the summit---warm and hardly a cloud in the sky. These were the conditions I was hoping for to finally finish my running of all the Wasatch 11,000+ foot peaks. The views of the Alpine and Cottonwood ridges to the North and the rest of the Timp ridge to the South are great. What a day!
Starting a traverse to South Timp. The rockfall was a bit off-putting, but there was good climbing to be had. I probably bushwhacked more than I had to on the approach, but there were enough game trails going up through the aspens to the ridge to the north, so it wasn't so bad. Trip report.
4/17/2014 via CFC with Michael Hannan.
4/27/2013 via the Cold Fusion Couloir with the WMC
4/23/2013 via Cold Fusion Couloir with Moogie737.
Successful climb of the Cold Fusion Couloir with Wasatch Mountain Club. Spectacular day!
5/07/2011 Grunge couloir with Joe. Earlier in the season with more snow changes the dynamics of the Grunge route. Not as grungy and the runnels haven't been carved yet. But we got our share of rock blasts from the mountain god.
6/09/2010 North Timp via Grunge Couloir. Fantastic route, got through the narrows between volleys of rock fall. Went with Scott Wesemann and Dustin (Apachedino). We had a pretty easy time getting there; went up Great Western Trail, then broke off and followed a ridge up to top of Wooly Hole.
5/27/2009 Cold Fusion couloir. A very enjoyable route to one of Utah's best mountains. With Scott Wesemann and Sean Peckham.
4/28/12 - Via the Cold Fusion Couloir, on a Wasatch Mountain Club hike.
5/07/11 - Via the Grunge Couloir with Matt.
5/09/09 - Via the Cold Fusion Couloir with the Wasatch Mountain Club.
04/17/10 Cold Fusion Couloir with WMC Club
5/16/11 Via the lower and upper Grunge Coulier with Utah Outsiders
07/29/17 via ridge next to Grunge. Traverse to main.
Starting from the Aspen Grove trailhead, I hiked up the Timp Glacier to the South summit. From there, I traversed over Timpanogos, Bomber Peak, and North Timpanogos. Car to car time was about 8 hours, 20 minutes.
Skied the Grunge in early May. Fantastic line! Nice and steep up top. Here's our video trip report: