05/30/2010 via Beatout Route with WMC
10/16/2010 via Bells Canyon. As part of Hematoma Quad
05/28/2011 via Beatout Route with WMC
6/30/14 Devil's to South Thunder
10/16/2010 Traverse from Bighorn Peak with Joe and Jacob, then traverse to North Thunder
05/30/2010 Beatout with WMC. Gotta do Beatout every year.
01/09/2010 From Alpine with good-sized group
05/30/2009 Beatout with WMC group
8/1/2007 With Mtn_rnr and J. Anderson, traverse from North Thunder, hen traverse to Big Horn and Lone Peak
06/02/2007 Beatout with Ammon Hatch
Climbed as part of the Beatout
05/12/2012 - Beatout with Wasatch Mountain Club
01/09/2010 - From Alpine with a large group. No views from the summit, but a great day nonetheless.
06/02/2007 - Summited as part of the beatout hike with Matt Van Horn
Climbed 14 times.
01/09/10--From Alpine with a large group of fantastic people.
11/28/08--From Alpine. Nasty weather, summit completely socked in.
11/22/08--From Alpine with MOCKBA, beautiful spring-like weather.
02/19/08--From Alpine with Dave, Lana, and Michael. Beautiful winter day.
08/14/07--From Alpine with lesdubois. Also did Upper Bells Peak.
01/29/07--From Alpine with Dave and Christine. Beautiful winter day.
10/23/05--From Alpine with Joyce and Kathy. Lots and lots of hunters.
06/25/05--From Alpine, saw a mountain lion on the way down.
11/23/02--From Alpine with Dave.
07/27/02--From Alpine, also did Upper Bells Peak.
05/28/00--Beatout hike with WMC led by Walt.
08/14/99--From Alpine with MM, also did North Thunder.
Amazing place so close to home. Pics and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/utah_climbing/wasatch_mountains/thunder/upper_bells_229.htm
Usually part of the Beatout, also have done in combo with North Thunder and Lone Peak, Big Horn combo's.
Summited while hiking the beatout hike.
I had an evening commitment, so vanman and I got a 5 am start, and in just under 12 hours climbed S Thunder and Bighorn Peak. The mountain was still snowy even on south aspects above ~9500' and we hardly had to walk on any talus. South Thunder was a very nice snow climb, and has some of the best views in the Wasatch. We had some decent glissading too. There was a mountain goat on the summit as we approached.
May 19, 2012 on the Beatout.
Via School House Springs - June 14, 2008:Sean Peckham and I climbed this one via the Lake Hardy/School House Springs route from Alpine. Since we were in the neighborhood, we also bagged Bighorn Peak. We covered over 13 miles, and over 6400 ft of vertical. View our summit video.
Went up and down South Thunder in an afternoon on Easter Sunday 2008. Started from Alpine and encountered excellent snow conditions, though I got roasted by the sun all afternoon. Did the ~11 mile round trip solo in just over six hours.
Climbed S and N Thunder Mountain from the Bells Canyon approach.
Climbed with Steve Bohman. We had a great day, although it was very windy on top. We decided to go down the Alpine side, which did not seem any faster and it was very hot and dry on that side. (See trip report)
First time to S. Thunder. Great views and it seemed like a long ways down Bells Canyon.
My last summit of the day during a long traverse on the Alpine Ridge. I was pretty tired by the time I made it to the top of South Thunder Mountain. The descent down Bells Canyon took longer than expected due to route finding.
The ridge from North Thunder to South Thunder offered some fun climbing. Hiked with Grizz and Asher as our second peak of our trip around the Quad.
Late snow storm dropped 2 feet of snow and we couldn't pass it up. Hiked up Friday night to Lake Hardy, camped above lake hardy about 400' and headed up to South Thunder the next morning. Lake hardy was completely frozen...
Exciting to finally get this one since it is plainly visible from my backyard. Very fun scrambling on the lighning ridge. Should have left earlier we got a real late start and descended bells from the upper meadow in the dark, fortunately I know that part like the back of my hand. Can't wait to do N. Thunder from Coalpit, it is next on my list.
Great conclusion to the Beatout before descending to Upper Bells. Can't wait to do N. Thunder one of these days.
Started with Moogie737 and Brent at 7:30, got to the upper Bells reservoir in 2:45, and had the rest of the trip above there to ourselves. I think I must have drunk over 2 gallons of water going up and coming down. 102F or so when we got back to the car! We smelled terrific.