Pioneer Peak Climber's Log

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runbyu1 - Jul 2, 2018 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2018

Run during Discrete Cirque Race  Sucess!

Ran up via Catherine's Pass and Sunset Peak during the race to cheer my sister Amber on. Waited on the Pioneer Summit until she got there. Great day, killer views.

Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - Feb 18, 2018 2:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2017

Along the Brighton Ridge  Sucess!

Along the way on an East to West Brighton ridge run.


TBrohm - Sep 16, 2016 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2016

Pioneer Peak  Sucess!

Did a double traverse today. When up a VERY STEEP nontraditional route to Pioneer Peak and Sunset Peak. I started out following the Lake Mary/Catherine Pass Trail at Brighton Ski Resort. One I started to pass Lake Martha, the trail switch backed to the east a little. At the top of this switchback between Lake Martha and Lake Catherine, is where I left the trail and met the ridge that divides the Catherine Pass and Dog Lake area. Once off the trail, I followed a very faint game trail along the ridge. About 150 feet below the top of the ridge (with Pioneer Peak a couple hundred feet to my west), a narrow and STEEP grass and scree covered slope taunts in front. This was my favorite part of the route. Once on the Summit of Pioneer Peak, one has incredible views of the surrounding peaks. Sunset Peak is WSW about .8 to .9 miles from the summit of Pioneer. Descend to the saddle, and follow the well defined trail to the summit of Sunset. I chose to do these peaks in reverse order. Pioneer first, Sunset second. It was incredible. I highly recommend this route.


edge - May 29, 2016 12:57 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2016

Snow, Cloud, Cliff, Avalanche  Sucess!

It looked like there was a storm up there, so naturally I went up. The clouds parted and revealed an awesome view. I also saw an avalanche. It was cool. Then I got cliffed out. That was not cool. Eventually made it back with cold and wet feet but the view was definitely worth it.


jgreeneruns - Oct 18, 2015 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2015

Smokey lungs  Sucess!

Albion>Catherine Pass>Sunset>Pioneer.

After running earlier in the week, my lungs were feeling the affects of the smoke. Great after work jaunt. Sad to see Lake Mary so low. Hoping for a better snow year.


ridings82 - Aug 23, 2015 12:23 am

Re: via Albion Basin

I hit Sunset this morning with my daughter and saw the same thing... the haze I could handle but Lake Mary is practically gone. It's too bad.


abrennalinerush - Aug 21, 2015 12:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2015

via Albion Basin  Sucess!

Went up via Albion Basin and hit Sunset on the way there & back. Lake Mary was bone dry, and the air was full of smoke from the CA fires. What a sad sight.


PrinceOfNorway - Oct 27, 2014 10:21 am Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2014

Lazy Hike  Sucess!

Took a couple of beginners up this hike on a Sunday afternoon. It's almost November and I still had on my sleeveless shirt.

We went up to the top of the ski left and hit the ridge going west. The trail is in decent shape all the way to the top.


yadahzoemtn - Sep 15, 2013 9:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Brighton Ridge Run  Sucess!

Fun Ridge Run
09/18/15 Ridge Run


voxnihili - Jun 30, 2013 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

Brighton Ridge  Sucess!

Stopped here for a quick snack during the traverse.

MAero - Jun 23, 2013 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013

from Alta  Sucess!

7/28/13 - Ridge run from Clayton to Sunset Peak. Great loop, saw multiple moose of all types. Trip report

6/23/13 - Along the ridge from Catherine Pass. Tried to drop down from the Sunset/Pioneer saddle but it was too steep and had to go back over Sunset to get back to the car


scgrant - Sep 29, 2012 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Big Cottonwood Canyon Super Loop  Sucess!

Climbed with the WMC as part of a BCC super loop.


cweight - May 28, 2012 10:43 pm

Rewarding Climb  Sucess!

Climbed this in the winter with snow shoes. It was a tough climb with so much snow and the sweat from the climb froze on the way back down.


utahjimk - Nov 12, 2011 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2002

nice  Sucess!

one of several

Wisemtn - Jul 17, 2011 1:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Brighton Ridge 5  Sucess!

Still lots of snow and very windy. Started on Mary's Lake TH and continued past Dog Lake to the top of the Crest lift. I took the Pioneer Ridge/Brighton Ridge and hit Pioneer, Sunset, Tuscarora, Wolverine, and Millicent in 4.5 hrs. Pretty good adventure!

#2 7/26/15 - Clayton, Preston, Pioneer, Sunset, Wolverine/Tusc & Millicent


Pharmacist - Sep 18, 2010 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

On the Ridge  Sucess!

Catherines Pass trail to the Pass, then Sunset, Pioneer, and Point Supreme. Then over to Tuscarora, Wolverine, and Millicent. Total time 4hours40minutes. Lots of fun.

utclimber - Jul 30, 2010 12:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010

Ridge Run  Sucess!

After work ridge run of Sunset Peak, Pioneer Peak, Preston Peak, and Clayton Peak. Round trip 3.5 hours from Brighton.


Pfeiffer75 - May 10, 2010 12:19 pm

Fun Winter Climb  Sucess!

Climbed in January of 2009. Great hike


aprovance - Aug 23, 2009 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

Via Catherine Pass and Sunset Peak  Sucess!

Kinda windy at the top of Pioneer. Hit Sunset Peak first then walked the ridge to Pioneer. The ridge walk looked a lot steeper than it actually was. A pleasant hike, and great views!


byates - Dec 4, 2008 12:49 pm

Mutiple routes and climbs  Sucess!

A dozen or so times.

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