Notch Mountain Climber's Log

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Udink

Udink - Jul 18, 2016 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013

Backpacking and Peak Bagging  Sucess!

Hiked Watson as part of a backpacking and peak bagging trip that also included Mount Watson. Camped near Clyde Lake the first night and Ibantik the second. http://udink.org/2013/06/24/uintas-notch-mountain-area/

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Jul 23, 2014 12:10 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2014

West summit from Wall Lake  Sucess!

Got a little more than we bargained for with all the snowdrifts. What would normally be a fairly easy trip was rugged and adventurous thanks to the 4 to 9 foot snow drifts all the way to The Notch! After The Notch the snow was much more manageable since there was more sun exposure once we were out of the larger pines below. We backpacked to Wall Lake and stayed the night, no one was there due to the normal late snow the Uintas is known for.

Udink

Udink - Jun 30, 2013 11:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013

East Notch Mountain from the Notch  Sucess!

After having summited Mt. Watson the previous day, we camped at Ibantik Lake, then climbed back up to the Notch and ditched our packs, then started the ugly boulder scramble up to East Notch Mountain. Well, only the first bit was ugly. We started up the southwest flank of East Notch, skirting east around the cliff band until finding a route up and through the cliffs. It was loose and steep, but after getting above the cliffs it was the usual boulder-hop to the summit. I stayed low below the remaining snow fields while my hiking partner went high, and I think I had an easier time of it--we both went low on the return hike. The view from the saddle was great, and even better from the summit looking down toward Ibantik. We found the geocache near the summit but I forgot to look for the survey marker. Saw some goats close-up upon returning to the Notch, too. Great scramble with rewarding views.

byates

byates - Dec 7, 2008 11:07 pm

Combo with Bald Reids and Watson  Sucess!

Last time was doing all four peaks.

goofball

goofball - Oct 14, 2008 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Notch Route  Sucess!

Lovely area and very nice stroll along East Notch Mountain.

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - May 24, 2008 11:21 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2008

Ski trip  Sucess!

MOCKBA, Rob, and I started at mile 25.5 on the Mirror Lake Highway and skied a loop encompassing East Notch Mountain and Reids Peak. This is the second time I've been here. I've also climbed West Notch Mountain once in the past.

Ed F

Ed F - Jul 15, 2007 10:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Notch Route  Sucess!

Nice hike. Great views from the top.

JLarsen

JLarsen - Apr 29, 2006 6:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005

Route Climbed: The notch  Sucess!

Loved it. For some reason my belly was hurting all the way up, and we brougt ice axe's. Go figure that one out in mid July. Love the peak and the great veiws.

mtn runr

mtn runr - Apr 11, 2006 3:02 am

Notch Mountain  Sucess!

Multiple ascents. I once bivied a couple nights by Pass Lakes and roamed all over this area.

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Sep 18, 2005 8:01 pm

Route Climbed: The Notch Date Climbed: September 17, 2005  Sucess!

Nice peak. The climb up the ridge was mostly boulder hopping and not too difficult. Great view from the top. The summit register is in an old honey jar under some rocks.

Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - Jul 21, 2005 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005

Route Climbed: The Notch  Sucess!

Easy talus scramble on not too steep of a slope. With good route finding you can completely avoid any class 3 climbing. There was a section with a lot of rockfall danger so we took turns through it. Sweet views.

boojem - Jan 11, 2005 4:16 pm

Route Climbed: The Notch Date Climbed: various  Sucess!

Used to climb it when my Dad was fishing at Trial Lake or Wall Lake. Great views of the western Uintas.

marauders

marauders - Dec 23, 2004 1:22 am

Route Climbed: Crystal Lake route Date Climbed: August 18, 2001  Sucess!

Nice, easy scramble. Great views of the western peaks of the High Uintas. Good hike for those who want to summit without worrying about exposure or too much danger.

PellucidWombat

PellucidWombat - Aug 30, 2004 2:24 pm

Route Climbed: Notch Lake - descended to The Notch Date Climbed: August 28th, 2004  Sucess!

Fun peak. It has great views of Mt Watson, Reids Pk, and Bald Mountain. Downclimbing the cliffs to the notch offered some fun class 3 chimney downclimbing.

Scott

Scott - Aug 27, 2003 9:39 am

Route Climbed: Many routes Date Climbed: Many times  Sucess!

Always a good climb!

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