Notch Peak Climber's Log

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McCannster - Sep 18, 2023 8:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2023

Rowdy Day  Sucess!

Mega day on Notch with Ryan! Linked Western Hardman on the Lower North Face (previously climbed 2 years prior) to Book of Saturday. B o S is full on, very serious, but we onsighted! Some jabroni was shooting a gun off the summit while we were on the upper pitches. We had planted a car at the regular trailhead to avoid rapping down Book of Saturday, which worked great. Such a great feeling to top out knowing it's a chill trail for a descent. 15.5 hours total for the outing. 4 hours on Western Hardman, 6 hours on Book of Saturday. Woohoo!

Jerassica - May 21, 2020 8:18 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2020

Summit 1!  Sucess!

Just joined with the mission to log as much as possible this summer. This was a great kick off - took the pup (beware, it is rocky most of the time and it was a bit rough on his paws - so be sure you've either had them on rough surfaces since winter snow or have them wear boots). He was a trooper though. Canyon part was beautiful, not too sunny until you climb out of it and then drops away to a gorgeous view.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - May 16, 2020 7:50 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2020

Notch Peak  Sucess!

My wife and I hiked this with perfect weather. We got a little off the main route on the way up (we exited the ravine and went for the ridge, when we should have stayed in the ravine) but we made it. The cliff face is so huge. It made us dizzy/queasy looking off the edge. This is a really cool peak/hike in pretty much the middle of nowhere!


edge - Jun 9, 2019 12:14 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2019

Massive Cliffs  Sucess!

Fantastic day hiking with friends. We slept at the trailhead where we got snowed on at night and then went up in the morning. It was a beautiful day and the views from the top were amazing. it's crazy looking 2000 feet straight down. We also saw some wingsuiters jump off the top. Those guys are insane!


dfox - Feb 3, 2019 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2018

Incredible views!  Sucess!

Just a spectacular hike. Peering down into the canyon below from the edge of the cliff face was exhilarating!


edevart - Sep 25, 2018 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2018

All alone  Sucess!

Hike up a couple hours before sunset. Didn't see another person all day. Camped along the access road. Perfectly quiet and grand. Lovely place.

Super Dave

Super Dave - May 28, 2018 11:30 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2018

Great hike and views  Sucess!

Excellent adventure hiking up Sawtooth Canyon. Unique terrain, then of course amazing views and exposure from the summit.. Trip Report


yadahzoemtn - Jan 4, 2016 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2015

Snow  Sucess!

First summit of this one. Lingering snow made a challenging day.


Scott - Nov 19, 2015 2:06 pm

Notch Peak  Sucess!

One of my favorite mountains. I have climbed the mountain in October 1983, April 1997, and November 1999, via various routes (Sawtooth Canyon, ridge north of Sawtooth Canyon, and the North Ridge.


boisedoc - May 17, 2015 11:53 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2015

cool peak  Sucess!

the route up Sawtooth Canyon was interesting. The cliffs are amazing. as mentioned, there is also a bristlecone pine forest nearby which is worth a visit.


mtybumpo - May 17, 2015 5:13 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2015

Awesome Area!  Sucess!

What an amazing peak! The weather was terrible everywhere else but we had a great day on Notch. The cliff is terrifying and the Bristlecones are inspiring!


Moogie737 - Feb 15, 2015 12:04 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2024

Lots of wash-bottom snow   Sucess!

#1 02-07-15 Six to sixteen inches of snow nearly every bit of the way in the canyon trail made for a tiring but satisfying winter ascent of this terrific destination. #2 05-07-24 W/Lana Overnight snows put down a hit-and-miss carpet of 1"-2" of snow in the gully trail. We got pushed out of the gully once and made the mistake of following cairns up someone's trail when we should have maneuvered as soon as humanly possible to get back down into the gully. That cost us 35-45 minutes of negotiating slippery snow-covered rocks until we came to our senses and found a way back down into the gully. From there it was smooth sailing with patches of blown snow here and there up to the saddle. This is a wonderful hike full of variety and desert beauty. 7+05 r/t including the trail deviation. This was peak #27 in my 80in80 project.


McKenna - Dec 22, 2014 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012

Where's my wing suit?  Sucess!

Amazing rock cliffs. I've never seen rocks twist like that. Is it really the second tallest cliff in North America? Hmm.


Eleutheros - Oct 24, 2014 12:22 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2014

Not A Soul in The House  Sucess!

Spent my 30th birthday camped up here in the silence of this Great Basin sky island. Years ago, I contemplated suicide from the base jumpers ledge, but today I made this a place of peace and joy and turned my back, symbolically, on those thoughts forever.


SabineInUtah - Oct 22, 2014 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2014

Via Sawtooth Canyon  Sucess!

Great hike through a beautiful canyon with RB and AKB, up to the saddle with a view down sheer cliffs on the other side, and quick ascent to the summit. Amazing weather and views of Utah's western desert and Lake Sevier. Coyotes howling in the early morning while camping near the trailhead. Solitude and a spectacular canyon and mountain. What could be better!

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Sep 7, 2014 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

via Saw Tooth Canyon  Sucess!

Great hike, interesting and remote area.
Logged 7.98 miles/2300' ele. gain RT


JDrake - Aug 27, 2014 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2014

Vertigo  Sucess!

Can't fully appreciate it unless you see it in person. Pretty awesome.


Mooner - Jun 18, 2014 3:45 am


00/00/14 via La Fin du Monde with Sam


ZeeJay - May 26, 2014 11:07 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2014

A Utah classic  Sucess!

One of the nicest hikes I've ever done.


scgrant - Apr 25, 2014 12:56 am Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2016

Notch Peak  Sucess!

4/17/2016 Again from Sawtooth Canyon. This is one that is definitely worth repeating. Hiked up with my dad (Jeff Grant), Donovan Lynch, and Ben Stokes.
4/24/2014 From Sawtooth Canyon. One of the better desert hikes I have ever done. Fantastic hike. We spent a whole day in the House Range and did Swasey first and then Notch. 13 hour day when factoring the driving time from SL.

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