Climbed the Pfeifferhorn as part of the Beatout. Great views from the top! Climbed over to Upwop, and then more. Scrambling is fun and easy up the Pfeifferhorn and over to Upwop!
I have been up to Red Pine Lake twice before with the intention of summiting Pfeifferhorn, and both times I was thwarted. Finally made it this time! Gorgeous day, super fun ridge/scramble, and awesome views! The trail was littered with incredibly handsome mountain men all day, too. Can't ask for much more than that.
Easy and pleasant east ridge, following PelludicWombat's instructions.
Climbed this as a part of a wilderness medicine trip. This is a beautiful mountain. If only I had my skis for the way down!
05/30/2015 Beatout with Kendall Wimmer
09/21/2013 traverse from Lone Peak 2hr55m, including Bighorn, S Thunder, Chipman
08/29/2012 run up with Greg J
07/17/2012 run up, 1:25:40 to summit
06/17/2012 Run up, 1:35 to summit
09/17/2011 Afternoon run up, 1:30 to summit
08/23/2011 Run up after work, 1:35 to summit and 2:47 car to car
09/25/2010 North Ridge from Maybird, descent through Maybird
05/29/2010 on Beatout route
09/5/2009 Red Pine
07/18/2009 traverse from White Baldy
05/30/2009 Beatout with WMC group
05/30/2008 via Maybird Gulch with Scott Wesemann
06/02/2007 Beatout with Ammon Hatch
01/26/2007 with Joseph Bullough
08/11/2006 all lonely on top
06/03/2004 Beatout with J Anderson
Hiked the day after completing an XTERRA tri - not recommended. Coming down the trail came 30 yds from a bull moose grazing on stream below Red Pine lake. Stood watching him for 10 minutes. Was bummed not to have a camera ...
No need to list my ascents of Pfeifferhorn like a police rap sheet.
This mountain is a treasure. While I have only had opportunities to stand on its summit in the warm months, I am waiting for the day that some kind soul belays me on the NW face on a winter ascent.
July 30, 2013: Took Runner's World Gear Editor Jeff Dengate up for his introduction to the Wasatch/Rockies and first summit over 8,000 feet...made it with no problems and no altitude sickness despite starting at 11 feet that morning, catching a flight, and getting up above 11,000 feet less than 12 hours later. We had the summit to ourselves aside from a very large chipmunk who was NOT shy. Sat in the sun with no wind for close to half an hour before running back down to the car. Awesome day!
June 16, 2012: First time up. Went up Red Pine. Still lots of snow from just below red pine lake the rest of the way to the Alpine ridge which made the going very slow. I was blown away by the views from the summit---360 panorama views of mountains in every direction. Pretty breathtaking. The 72 degrees and sunny on the summit all alone on a Saturday was pretty nice too! Such a cool mountain.
Posted Jun 18, 2012 12:29 am
Solo from the ridge. Then over to White Baldy. An awesome day.
Finally snagged this peak.
7/30/13 - Solo run up the East Ridge. 98% snow free by now. Trip report
8/4/13 - WMC Beatout Trip report
Climbed to the east ridge from the drainage just NE of the peak, then to the summit. Kind of a "meh" climb, but a cool-looking peak. Traversed on to the Thunders, oddly. Trip report.
Popular and with reason. A good trail and hike, though I think I prefer it in winter just to deal without the boulders. The summit is splendid. Ridge over to White Baldy is awesome to play on and for the views.
My friend and I got up to the East Ridge just as the sun was setting. We got too late of a start. Definitely will try this one again. Made for an awesome snowboard ride down the face of the east ridge. It took us about 1.5 hours to ride back to our car. Super fun day!
I finally made time to get up this one. Went via Red Pine route. 2:11 to the summit. 8 min on top. car to car in 4 hours flat. Beautiful fall colors. Saw a moose couple up close and personal too!
Hiked up with my brother Nick.
From red pine
This was the most technical/intense hike I had been on to date. Super awesome and a huge achievement (for me). The scrambling section was a little intense, but it was my first time on something like that. I don't want to discourage anyone, it was awesome. I'm excited for the next time we do it. Thanks to my hubs for verbally/emotionally helping me across the knife edge ridge. :)
Did this about 12 years ago with a buddy. Been aching to do it again for years now. Had a great time sharing this experience with my wife and son this go around!
9/27/09 - Hiked with some classmates to this amazing peak thru Maybird Gulch. The summit climb was cake, and the views were pure eye candy. We decided to take the standard Red Pine trail on the way back, except we lost it and ended up in another boulder field about a mile from the actual trail.
9/26/10 - via Maybird Gulch with Zack. Didn't get lost on the way down this time. One of my favorite hikes in the Wasatch.
9/25/11 - via Red Pine with Andy, as part of an autumn Beatout.
8/13/12 - morning scramble via Red Pine