Stansbury Island/Castle Rock Climber's Log

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runbyu1 - Dec 23, 2017 1:31 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2017

Full Ridge for Black Friday  Sucess!

Started at the main trailhead on the west side and did the ridge from there all the way to the Dome and then cut down and ran back to the car in 6 hours. Glad Logan Ledford talked us in to getting the south highpoint before proceeding on. Awesome scrambling the whole way!


utahjimk - May 25, 2015 10:14 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

three highpoints  Sucess!

hit the three, south to north: "Stansbury Island South", Castle Rock, and peak 6609' on a long ridge run. With Dennis, McKinley, Sam and Ben. The lake was like glass, reflecting the clouds.


edge - Sep 20, 2014 2:21 am

scary scrambling  Sucess!

Climbed to Castle Rock then over to the high point of Stansbury Island then down. Great views all around! Got myself into some sketchy 4th class, though.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - May 16, 2014 10:04 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2014

Entire ridge traverse  Sucess!

With Jennilyn Eaton; we started at the South end and followed a ridge North, found the bike trail, then merged onto the jeep trail up to near the flat-topped peak. We then traversed the main island ridge North to Castle Rock, continued over enjoyable 4th-class quartzite to the North summit, then to the lower North summit, then down the ridge to the weather station. From there we traversed the slope West to the island road and ran back 8 miles to the car. It was 20 miles total in 6.5 hours.


harbor - Jan 26, 2014 1:46 am Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2014

Getting above the inversion  Sucess!

Horrible inversion this week. I needed to get up out of the smog. I hiked Craner Peak on Monday and every time I'd rest for some water or a breather I'd be looking above the inversion over to Stansbury Island. I attempted Stansbury a year ago but turned around 50 vertical feet from the top because it was getting late (and I didn't realize how close I was). It was fun to be on the other side of the valley on top of this one looking across to the Lakeside mountains and Craner.

I parked at the No Trespassing Sign, walked the road ~1.5 miles and went up a ridge. All class 1-2. No hands needed. 25-30 degrees the whole time was PERFECT hiking weather. Surprisingly, the only snow to be found was between the road and the base of the first elevation gain. 8 miles round trip. 3 hrs 45 min.

I'm sure I'll be back to this one seeing how I live so close now. Maybe next time I'll pick see if I can hit one of the other peaks on the island.

Fall of 2013 solo - wandered around the bonneville shoreline
Jan 25, 2014 solo - direct ridge from road
Nov 19, 2014 -with students from GHS
May 5, 2017 - w/ S.Durka direct ridge from road


ZeeJay - Dec 1, 2013 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2013

Beautiful day  Sucess!

From the BLM parking area. Did Castle Rocks, the highpoint, and then went north to 6609.


scgrant - Nov 6, 2013 5:13 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Stansbury Island  Sucess!

5/24/2015 South Peak, HP, and Dome Peak. Fun scrambling up and over the HP and up to Dome.
11/6/2013 Along with Castle Rock.


voxnihili - Jul 5, 2011 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010

Good Off-Season Hike  Sucess!

Steep and isolated. Loved the little fossils in the rocks here and there.


Pharmacist - Apr 19, 2011 10:54 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2011

In the rain  Sucess!

Rained pretty much all day. Fun scramble on wet rocks in the clouds. Couldn't see any views, just clouds and fog. After Castle Rock, went around to the west and up to the highpoint. Didn't see another person all day. :)


Stansbury - May 23, 2010 8:26 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2010

Cold and windy day  Sucess!

Having lived in Stansbury Park for a few years but planning to move this summer it was good to finally do this one.


Pfeiffer75 - May 9, 2010 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2008

Nice scramble at the top  Sucess!

A long ridge traverse from the BLM parking area. A fun scramble to get to the final summit


MikerHiker - Jan 1, 2009 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008

Nice time with friends  Sucess!

Dean and Kadee and I hiked to castle Rock first then made the traverse over to Stansbury peak, Very nice day, The photos turned out great. OMG there are so many Chuckars up there...


Kadee - Dec 3, 2008 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008

Castle Rock & HP  Sucess!

*See Dean's log.

Really enjoyed the views and the weather turned out to be very nice. Fun hike.


Dean - Nov 28, 2008 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008

Castle & Stansbury HP  Sucess!

3 of us wanted to work off some thanksgiving dinners so Sp'er Kadee, her friend Mike and I worked our way up to the ridgeline and tagged Castle Peak first, dropped down to the west a bit and then made our way up to the HP of Stansbury Island. We found a nice little register left by SP member Eric and signed in. The weather turned out to be almost perfect by the time we hit the summits. We dropped off of Stansbury by taking a ridge directly to the west. A very nice hike.


ericwillhite - Nov 8, 2008 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2008

Stansbury Is and BM  Sucess!

Traversed the West side from camp area along property fenceline. Went up to ridge, hiked to top of Castle Rocks. Just droped down west side 100 feet to avoid the class 4. After true summit, continued on to Stansbury BM6553. More class 4 but you can skip it by dropping below and taking the only gully between cliffs up to the summit area. To get back, just dropped down the gully, crossed privite property and went west till hitting road. Walked road a few miles back to car. Check out my map in the pictures to get an idea of where the private property is located. Full report at


Scott - Oct 17, 2007 10:54 am

Nice place  Sucess!

I've been there several times, but not for years. Once was in early January 1990.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Apr 6, 2007 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

Desert Island Disco  Sucess!

What a terrific place. One of the few places on earth you can hike on a desert island in a salty inland sea. Come when the weather is still cool--springtime or autumn--because it gets HOT out here.

mtn runr

mtn runr - Mar 31, 2007 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

Rock on Castle  Sucess!

Letting the new snow settle out a little in the Wasatch, I took this opportunity to listen to the Jimmy Hendrix Experience (just downloaded to my iPod) as I visited this cute little peak. Nice day. Lots of folks on the island, though. Up to no good, if you ask me.


mountaingazelle - Mar 26, 2007 1:12 am Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2007

Stansbury Island  Sucess!

I climbed the mountain from the west. It was a steep hike up to the ridgeline. There were several false summits that I had to climb over and fun scrambling along the way. All of the gunshots being fired below the mountain was a little alarming too.

J Anderson

J Anderson - Mar 21, 2007 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

Nice times on a desert island  Sucess!

Asher and I wanted to get a taste of some summer hiking so we went decided to explore Stansbury Island. The hike was a great warm up and the ridge scrambling was very enjoyable near castle rock.

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