Sugarloaf Peak Climber's Log

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jajohnson - Sep 4, 2008 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2008

First 11k.  Sucess!

Soloed over an afternoon. Loop from Cecret Lake up the west ridge and down the east ridge/Castle route. I saw no one above and few below the lake, not surprising for a weekday. First time I've summitted anything, having just moved here from Oklahoma.


ZeeJay - Jul 24, 2008 4:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008

Nice morning hike  Sucess!

Started at Albion Basin and went via Cecret Lake. Saw no one else past the lake. Beautiful wildflowers. Also did Baldy. My 24th time up here.


LaMusa - Jul 19, 2008 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

First Time Climber  Sucess!

Pretty hike, stops near Cecret Lake. Descent down the saddle between Devil's Castle and SugarLoaf rather steep.


vanman798 - Apr 26, 2008 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008

After Alta Closed  Sucess!

Skinned up from the Grizzly parking lot the weekend after Alta closed for the 2008 season. It took less than 2 hours to summit. Skied down Devils Castle (nice powder). Was on the peak for 45 minutes or so; the round trip took under 3 hours.


vidclimber - Mar 30, 2008 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Passing through  Sucess!

Hit it on my way to A.F. Twin Peaks.

Steve Elmer

Steve Elmer - Sep 15, 2007 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

Bullion Divide  Sucess!

Climbed as part of the Bullion Traverse. Started at White Pine TH. Up white pine to White Baldy, Red Baldy, Red Top Mtn, American Fork East, West, and South Peak, Hidden Peak, Mt. Baldy, Sugarloaf, then down to Alta.


seth@LOKI - Aug 14, 2007 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2007

Would be a nice ski  Sucess!

Hiked to Castle from here. I've skied the Devil's Castle traverse. A couple couloirs from the summit through the cliffs looked good dry. Maybe next year.


Bassoon - Jul 29, 2007 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Fun Day Out  Sucess!

Camped out in the saddle meadow between Devil's Castle and Sugarloaf. Hiked up Sugarloaf to wake up and get warm, then came back and finished off Devil's Castle. Saw a huge moose on the way down- it was a good morning.


nebben - Jul 27, 2007 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

another 11er  Sucess!

Climbed with Moogie737 just after reaching the top of Baldy. We saw a bunch of runners in some sort of foot-race that were traversing from Hidden Peak, over Baldy, then down to the Germania saddle and then down Mineral Basin. It looked like fun!


apachedino - Jul 16, 2007 8:26 pm

W. Ridge w/ Devil's Castle

Nice short hike with some good views of Devil's Castle to the west.


LonePeakFreak - Jul 1, 2007 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

From Devil's Castle  Sucess!

Caught it on the way back from Devil's Castle. Only took about 10 minutes to summit from the saddle between the two. Incredible views all around.


seanpeckham - Jun 1, 2007 2:54 am

my first peak ever!  Sucess!

Twice; first time I was 12 years old, and dragged my frightened mother up (who is terrified of heights) by telling her "I think it gets easier from here on up" -- fortunately, it was a small enough mountain that we had summitted by the time she figured out I was just making that up. Sep 8, 2007 revisited as part of the Bullion Divide route.


Moogie737 - Apr 28, 2007 2:40 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2023

Good snow climb  Sucess!

My 2nd time at the summit. Alta closed for skiing last week, so today it was mountaineers and die-hard skiers hiking up the slopes. From the east end of the Alta road parking lot Brent and I hiked to the summit in 1+40, including stops. The descent took less than an hour. Stunning views in all directions at the top. Three days later I hiked once again to the summit after topping out on Mt. Baldy, 3/4 mile to the west. July 14th climbed it for the 4th time, this time from Baldy summit, taking 32 minutes from summit to summit. July 21st did it again, just like one week ago. Habit forming, I guess. Climbed again on 8-7-07 as part of a long ridge run from Devil's Castle to Haystack. Seventh time on top part of a long ridge hike beginning at the south Superior ridge and ending at the Snowbird tram. Aargh! 8th time 9-19-08 from lower Alta parking lot. #9 7-20-10 W/ ZeeJay from Albion Basin. Bagged Baldy, too. Quick way to get 2,000' of e.g. at high altitude. #10 3-16-12 Solo. Wanted a calendar winter ascent; used Alta Ski Resort route from base of Albion lift. Nasty winds made things harder than they should have been. #11 7-4-13 Hit Hidden Peak, Mt. Baldy and this one to celebrate July 4th. Nice wx.#12 8-27-13 W/ Brent. Hit Hidden Pk from the Bird, then Mt. Baldy before Sugarloaf. Then return over Baldy to Hidden and ride down in comfort in the tram. #13 9-17-13 I did Sugarloaf solo while Brent waited, othewise like 8-27. Threatening wx turned into a deluge with lightning on the drive down from the Bird. #14 7-11-15. After Baldy from Hidden Pk. Herrlich mit Yz zu sein. #15 4-27-16 Solo. Snowshoed from the base of the Albion lift; breaking trail much of the way because the resort is closed and we've had a ton of snow over the past week. Some sun, lots of clouds and snow showers. Little wind. 3+28 up. 1+27 down. Some of the best snowshoeing I've had in a long, long time. #16 5-3-16 with Brent. Bluebird day. Very crusty snow from top of Sugarloaf lift to summit. 3+06 up. I bagged Mt. Baldy solo before we headed down to the base of the Albion lift. #17 5-10-16 SS, mit Yz 2+08 up from Albion lift base. #18 8-12-16 w/ Brent & Lana After Baldy, then back to Baldy, Hidden Pk and tram down. #19 7-20-18 W/ Brent & Lana. After Hidden and Baldy; then back to Hidden via Baldy. Oh, the wild flowers! #20 03-22-20. W/ Lana. From Alta on snowshoes because the resort was closed due to the pandemic (coronavirus). #21 03-28-20 W/ Lana from the Wildcat lift at Alta. 3+08 up on a wintery day with up to 2' of new powder. Alta had opened to uphill traffic on the 20th. What a blessing. #22 03-30-20 W/ Lana. Snowshoe from the Wildcat base with on and off snow showers and wind! 3+24 up. Intention was to do Baldy but the wind persuaded us to postpone the effort. #23 03-31-20 W/ Lana. 3+13 up. Once again our plans to climb Baldy were torpedoed by winds gusting to 25 mph. At least it was a bit warmer than earlier ascents this month. #24 04-10-20 Solo. After Baldy on a bluebird day. #25 04-18-20 W/ Lana after Baldy. Beautiful clouds, mild temps. #26 08-24-20 W/ Lana. Triple today: Hidden, Baldy, Sugarloaf, Baldy and Hidden. Tram down. #27 08-26-20 W/ Lana. Same as 2 days ago! #28 09-11-20 W/ Brent & Lana; after Hidden & Baldy like 08-26. #29 09-18-20 W/ Lana; just like 09-11. #30 06-11-21 "Triple" like 09-18-20. W/ Lana. Cool day. #31 06-23-21 W/Lana, part of ridge run from Flagstaff Mountain to Hidden Pk. #32 08-20-21 w/ Lana "Triple" like 06-11-21. #33 08-21-21 W/ Lana. Like day before but caught in screaming squall en route to the summit and down to the Sugarloaf ski lift. Brrr. #34 09-22-21 W/ Lana. The "triple." #35 08-03-22 W/Lana. The triple (HP, Baldy, SL, Baldy, HP). Tram down. #36 08-09-22 W/Lana. Again, the "triple." #37 08-30-22 Solo. The triple again. #38 09-09-22 W/Lana. The triple again. #39 09-30-22 W/Lana. Part of Triple. #40 10-07-22 W/Lana. Part of Triple. Autumn colors spectacular. #41 05-10-23 W/Lana. Record snow year. From Mount Baldy including a very dicey descent down the Baldy east ridge to Germania Pass.


highpeakskier - Feb 12, 2007 12:00 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2006

Sugarloaf  Sucess!

Climbed and skied under full moon


eric9262 - Sep 10, 2006 2:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2006

Sugarloaf without skis  Sucess!

Nice hike after doing the AF Twins the day before. The wildflowers and moose were out in force. I wanted to hang out on top for a while but I got spooked by clouds coming over AF Twins and Hidden Peak. It was clearly raining down towards Provo.

John Styrnol

John Styrnol - Aug 31, 2006 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2001

Cugarloaf via East Ridge  Sucess!

Did this with a Secret Lake dayhike.

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - Aug 15, 2006 4:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

Multiple Ascents  Sucess!

8/16/2008 - Climbed as part of Bullion Divide with Jareds and friends.

8/14/2006 - Left after work for a short outing and climbed with my favorite climbing partner, Sarah (My Wife). Nice views of Alta and some of the other surrounding peaks.

J Anderson

J Anderson - Aug 12, 2006 3:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Sugarpuff  Sucess!

Climbed two times
08/05/2006 with Matt and Joe as the second peak in the Bullion Divide.
07/19/2007 in combination with Devil's Castle with Matt.


madsjim - Aug 8, 2006 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Cecret Lake  Sucess!

This a nice enjoyable summit, you get some altitude without the hassle of a long approach. It is a good one to take kids on or family members that won't do harder summits.

Ed F

Ed F - Jul 30, 2006 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

E. and N. Ridges  Sucess!

Did this nice, easy hike with my wife on a lazy Sunday. Started at the Catherine Pass parking area, hiked to the saddle between Baldy and Sugarloaf, went up the east ridge, came down the north side to Cecret Lake. Nice little loop, and great views for such an easy 11er.

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