Sunset Peak Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 81
Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Jul 17, 2007 11:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

early summer morning  Sucess!

Continuing our early morning series of peakbagging, Justin A. (Gutloaf) and I went up to Sunset & Pioneer peaks via Catherine Pass.

marauders - Dec 26, 2006 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006

Brighton Ridge 5-Peak Traverse  Sucess!

Hiked the Brighton Ridge to Millicent, Woverine, Tuscarora, Sunset Peak, and Pioneer Peak. Tremendous fun! Millicent's NE ridge is easy snow hiking. Wolverine/Tuscarora is easy snow hiking as well. Sunset is a bit harder because there is a Class 3/4 rock spine in the middle of the ridge. I chose to bypass the rock spine onto a 38 degree, north facing slope which brought me back onto the ridge. Only use that bypass under total stable snow conditions. Pioneer Peak was a beast. 3' snow drifts on the ridge about every 20 feet. Hiking down off of Pioneer was 2' of soft powder all the way to Brighton. Good workout! Views are oustanding. Highly recommended.


Bassoon - Dec 18, 2006 3:14 am

Wonderful views  Sucess!

Best way to get away from the crowds on the Catherine Pass trail, though why people tend to avoid the steep bits, I'll never understand!


Renardo - Dec 8, 2006 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2004

People everywhere  Sucess!

Can't get much easier except maybe if there were less people!


apachedino - Oct 8, 2006 12:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2006

Route Brighton Ridge Run  Sucess!

Nice easy hike with great views of Timp, the uinta's and a strange dead on view of the cottonwood Ridge. Nice to take beginner hikers on the Brighton Ridge Run


Outdoorpartner - Oct 5, 2006 6:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2004

So easy  Sucess!

Can easily be done in an afternoon.


eric9262 - Sep 13, 2006 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

Rain and sleet on Sunset Peak  Sucess!

Last day of a three day trip and this hike was good since the weather was threatening. The clouds were coming up the valley from Albion Basin and three steps from the summit I felt rain. It was pouring rain two minutes later and sleeting five minutes after that. I came down fast in steady rain and near the Catherine Pass trailhead lightning started. I was very uncomfortable walking under a chairlift with lightning nearby. I found out later planes were flipped in Provo from a microburst about the time I was on top. Very scenic and I'll do this again (weather permitting).


seth@LOKI - Aug 15, 2006 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

Perfect teaser for the Wasatch  Sucess!

Not like I would knowwhat the rest of the Wasatch are like to climb but the skiing is awsome! this is the ultimate wife peak with a view! We climbed from Alta, The lake side views from Brighton would be more interesting.


nebben - Jul 30, 2006 4:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Climbed a lot  Sucess!

I first climbed it as part of a college hiking class in the late '90s. July 29,2006: I must have been crazy because we went up to Catherine Pass on a HOT Saturday morning (the crowds are why I usually avoid popular destinations in the Wasatch on Saturdays). 12 minutes from there to the top, and 9 minutes back to the pass. August 31, 2008: Started run at Big Water in Millcreek, rounded Dog Lake+Desolation Lake, reached turnaround at summit, returned via GWT+MillCreek. Got wet just before the end of the trip.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Jul 25, 2006 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Brighton Ridge  Sucess!

Awesome area. Hiked from Silver Lake along the ridge circling above Brighton.

Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - Jul 21, 2006 5:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006

Via Catherine Pass / Alta  Sucess!

Went up the canyon with a friend and started walking. Didn't really plan on much, as I was in flip-flop sandals. We made it to the summit in around 50 minutes and back down in 25. No more hiking in flip flops, though I got lucky this time.

This was a far more enjoyable summit than I expected. My favorite of all the easy peaks I have done so far.

Dates Climbed: 7/20/2006, 9/04/2006, 7/02/2007


dillweed - Jun 30, 2006 6:15 am

brigton ridge run  Sucess!

did 6 summits in 7 hours. Also went by here as part of a backpacking trip in 2006


D-bo - Jan 7, 2006 4:36 pm

Route Climbed: Catherine Pass Date Climbed: Spring 1996  Sucess!

My first peak. Went with Ken Rasmussen's Biology class from Taylorsville, HS.

deafutahhiker - Aug 30, 2005 5:22 pm

Route Climbed: Catherine Pass Trail Date Climbed: August 2005  Sucess!

It was a great hike, quite easy and a lot to see, especially the wildflowers in the Albion Basin. The trail were sandy in parts, and it reminded me of walking on a beach. It was lightning and raining but when we ascended the summit, it stopped. We were able to eat lunch on the summit and were visited by local residents, chipmunks looking for hand-me-down food!


mountaingazelle - Aug 25, 2005 9:45 pm

Route Climbed: East and West Ridges, Brighton Ridge Run Date Climbed: August 25, 2005  Sucess!

This was the only mountain on the Brighton Ridge Run where I saw people on the top. It's a popular peak because of the short climb up from Catherine Pass.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Jul 14, 2005 5:19 pm

Route Climbed: Catherine pass route Date Climbed: July 13th, 2005  Sucess!

This is a nice little hike of just 2.1 miles and was very enjoyable on this, the hottest day in years. Great views all-around.


Bignick - Jun 10, 2005 10:34 am

Route Climbed: Catherine Pass Date Climbed: July 7 '02  Sucess!

I climbed this for the first time with my Grandson. We went on to Pioneer Peak, returned the same way so we summited it twice from two different directions. We went on to do Tuscarora and Wolverine. Makes for a lot of peak-bagging in one day. These are easy summits in close proximity to each other but this doesn't necessarily make experience any less enjoyable.


craghag - Jun 7, 2005 1:12 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 5/15/04  Sucess!

May have climbed one other time. As I recall it was a cool and shrouded day!

John Styrnol

John Styrnol - Jul 26, 2004 9:30 am

Route Climbed: Albion Basin Date Climbed: Aug 2000  Sucess!

First mountain that I ever climbed. Have done it a couple of times since.


Scott - Jul 23, 2004 9:58 am

Sunset Peak

I've climbed this peak many times, dating back to when I was a kid.

My last trip was with my father and my five year old son on July 21 2007. From Brighton, we went up to Cathrine Pass and over the top of Sunset Peak, Pioneer Peak, and the Pioneer Ridge, returning back to Brighton.

Viewing: 1-20 of 81
Return to 'Sunset Peak' main page