Swasey Peak Climber's Log

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yadahzoemtn - Oct 15, 2023 8:47 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2023

We watched the eclipse from the Summit  Sucess!

Michael and I shared the summit with three other people from SLC. Afterwards we met some wonderful locals from Abraham, UT who shared beta on getting to Sinbad Spring, which according to them is the best water in the world, not to mention it adds 10 years to your life. We definitely partook of that! On the drive home we visited the monument that my father made in Commemoration of those killed in the Gunnison Massacre. Definitely an emotional day for me.


Moogie737 - Oct 15, 2023 8:42 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2023

Pretty much the standard route  Sucess!

To celebrate the annular eclipse we chose Swasey Peak because of its proximity to the "sweet spot" of the "ring of fire" event. The bushwhacking was anticipated and didn't disappoint. Once on the backside things were much more enjoyable. We shared the summit with 3 others: Jeff, Chuck and Sundog. Four military jets blasted past us, one by one, from north to south about 15 minutes prior to the eclipse. Chilly on top. It's definitely easier coming down than going up because it's easier to see where the least amount of bushwhacking is. After breaking our campsite we had a heartwarming conversation with a longtime local rancher, Verl Tolbert. He directed us to visit Sinbad Spring, 1.5 miles further along the road. We did and tasted some of the sweetest natural water one could imagine.


ericnoel - Jun 26, 2021 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2021

Swasey  Sucess!

NW Ridge.


utahjimk - Jun 1, 2021 3:33 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2021

with Wasatch Mountain Club group  Sucess!

via west ridge from end of road west of Sinbad Spring (our campsite - atop cliffs with tremendous sunset view!). We visited viewpoint 8183 (to the west of peak) after descending. Also went to point 8492 a couple of times (easily accessible from campsite).


Scott - Nov 11, 2014 10:53 am Date Climbed: Apr 7, 1996

Swasey  Sucess!

I climbed it with my dad. We went up the west face and down the southeast ridge. There was still some snow about.


ZeeJay - May 26, 2014 10:50 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2014

Rainy day  Sucess!

A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms somehow turned into a steady 7 hour rain. We left Salt Lake thinking surely it would stop by the time we got to the trailhead. Having no desire to do the supposed horrendous bushwhack in the rain, we waited around awhile, then got bored and did bonus peak 8270. It was still raining when we were done, so we sat around some more and then did bonus peak 8492. It was still raining when we were done that one, so we sat around some more and finally got started in light drizzle at 2pm. Luck was on our side and it stopped within about 10 min. I didn't think the bushwhack was so bad, but I had looked very carefully at Google Earth and selected waypoints to minimize the brush. Also went to the top of Antelope Mountain on our way to the Howell Peak TH.


scgrant - Apr 25, 2014 12:51 am Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2014

Swasey Peak  Sucess!

4/24/2014 Via the SE Ridge. Quite the bushwhack to the ridge and then a nice stroll to the summit. Did this peak first and then Notch later in the day. Great day in the House Range.


voxnihili - Jul 5, 2011 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Bushwack  Sucess!

I didn't think too much about the warnings in trip reports that this hike required bushwacking. No big deal, I thought. Yeah, about that...

Once I made the ridge, it was a nice stroll across to the peak. Nice day, so I stretched out and took a nap on the rocks.


Dean - Jun 1, 2010 9:01 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

2nd time  Sucess!

My friend Ken Jones wanted to do this one as we headed back from our Nevada peak effort and about 1/2 way up through the brush I said myself "I must be nuts to be doing this one again" and of course anyone who does brushfested peaks is nuts. Still, the views on top and that Bristlecone forest made it worthwhile. I did find a tick after the hike.


seanpeckham - Apr 19, 2010 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

Part of a whirlwind sleepless solo trip across two nights and a day, to get to the area, take a sort of driving tour of the region, bag this peak, take photos, and get home. Saved Notch Peak for a future trip with company, and took advantage of solitude to enjoy a more obscure destination. Involved some of the more creative and forceful bushwhacking maneuvers I have ever performed. The post-holing (soft afternoon snow) along the summit ridge area was kind of annoying since I left my gaiters home. I think I was the first person to sign the register in 2010. I saw other footprints near the bottom of the route, but even the cairns stopped at the false summit, and I assume lots of people do too. Would have stayed in the area another day, but got a flat tire (lots of sharp limestone on the roads) while exploring off the main roads, right before finding a very secluded campsite, and decided to bail because if I were to get another one (only had one spare), it should be as close to a more-traveled road as possible and ASAP because I'd be able to flag down help easier while it was still the middle of the weekend.


JDrake - May 2, 2008 11:53 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2008

May Day

What a fun mountain with fantastic views at the top! Made the army crawl sections of the epic brush battle worth it...

Dean seems to be on a first name basis with half the people that have signed the register. :)


Dean - May 2, 2008 4:22 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2008

South-East Ridge  Sucess!

Woke up to snow in Lehi, hard to believe for this time of year but fellow SP member and I, Jim (aka wasatchnut007) cleaned off the snow and struck out for Swasey Peak, two hours away. Some snow on the road leading up to the area where we parked and on the brushfest (no trail) up the southeast ridge. Nice to find bristlecone trees up near the summit and a cool mailbox register. We were the first to sign the register since Oct 2007 and the register was placed by Gordon Macleod and Barbara Lilley in 1992. Back to the truck in 1 1/2 hour as Jim led the charge downward through the brush. Road to the parking spot at 8000 feet in great shape.


mountaingazelle - May 2, 2006 2:54 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2006

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: May 1, 2006  Sucess!

The climb up to the ridge involved bushwhacking my way through the trees and bushes. The traverse leading to the summit had quite a bit of snow for this time of the year. It was a nice clear day so I had a great view from the summit. The summit register was placed there in 1992 and didn't have very many names in it.


grandwazoo - Dec 5, 2003 11:54 pm

Route Climbed: South-East Ridge Date Climbed: Dec. 2003  Sucess!

Struck out from SLC at 11:30 am, hit the trail around 2:30 pm and back to the truck around 5:00 pm. Very remote peak. Only a handfull of entires in the summit register for the 2003 year.

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