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Remote peak in Utah

Post by Scott P » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:37 pm

I'm looking for anyone interested in climbing a peak in Utah this weekend (south of Hanksville). Since it is a long drive for many, I can take more than two days off if anyone is interested.

The peak is a spectacular and very beautiful one, but has probably seen very few moder ascents. Other peaks I have climbed in the area have had no other signs of ascents other than ancient arrowheads.

Getting to the peak required traversing, descending, and ascending a maze of beautiful slot canyons and will involved route finding since I don't know what route is viable to take to the summit. I'm still guessing that there is a non-tecnical route up there. I'm planning on a two day ascent, but I can go for longer.

There should be much snow in the area so snow gear shouldn't be needed. Winter and early spring is one of the best times to go to the area since it is in the desert. I would go there from about mid-spring to mid fall.

If you like to explore and if this sounds interesting, let me know. Unfortunately my wife and son have to work this weekend so can't go.
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Re: A peak in Utah this weekend

Post by TomPierce » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:05 pm

Scott,

I'd ordinarily be interested, but would need more advance notice; domestic coverage and all that. Curious, what's the name of the peak?

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Re: A peak in Utah this weekend

Post by Scott P » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:49 pm

TomPierce wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Scott,

I'd ordinarily be interested, but would need more advance notice; domestic coverage and all that.
I could do another weekend if no one could go this weekend. PM sent.
Curious, what's the name of the peak?
It doesn't have a name:

https://listsofjohn.com/peak/24141

It's a beautiful peak. I have explored a lot in the area, but haven't made the ascent yet.

It could also be combined with some technical canyons as well; if anyone was interested.
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Re: A peak in Utah this weekend

Post by rdp32 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:44 pm

Sounds like a ton of fun, but I would also need much more advance notice (very limited vacation time that I juggle with family stuff, etc.). Also, I'm not a climber (easy class 3 is the most I've done) and I have no technical canyoneering experience, so this might be over my head. But if you're ever planning something like this with several months notice and are willing to take on a less-experienced partner, you'll have to let me know!
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Re: A peak in Utah in February

Post by Scott P » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:02 pm

Bumping this up. Two are interested. Maybe Feb 22-23? I could also go for more than two days.
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Re: A peak in Utah in February

Post by Scott P » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:37 pm

Bumping this up. The weather was bad on our planned weekend and then lockdowns hit, so I didn't go earlier this year.

November or December would be good.
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Re: A peak in Utah in February

Post by Matt Lemke » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:34 pm

Scott,
This sounds great, I would be happy to join you!
Its been far too long since we have done anything together. Send me a message if you'd like to plan.

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Re: A peak in Utah in November

Post by rdp32 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:00 am

It sounds super fun. I likely won't be able to go (too little vacation time and not enough chances to go backpacking!), but if you include me on the planning/scheduling discussions, I could see if I could make it happen. I've done a number of desert hikes and backpacking trips, but only a few easy slot canyons, and I have no technical canyoneering/climbing experience, so I wouldn't want to slow you down too much. But it sounds awesome!
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Re: A peak in Utah in February

Post by Scott P » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:52 am

Matt Lemke wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:34 pm
Scott,
This sounds great, I would be happy to join you!
Its been far too long since we have done anything together. Send me a message if you'd like to plan.

Cheers!
PM sent.
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Re: A peak in Utah in November

Post by Wentzl » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:19 am

A little off topic, but I know there are a few folks out there who enjoy canyoneering.

On Wendesday, 10/14 did Neon Canyon, which was DRY. Shorts and tee shirt all day long. It was so much fun, I went back on Thursday, 10/29 to do it again.

If this canyon has been on your wish list, but the idea of packing in a wet suit put you off, now is the time!
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Re: A peak in Utah in November

Post by Scott P » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:16 pm

We (Matt Lemke, my son, and I) climbed the peak yesterday. It was spectacular and the views were excellent. A few places were a little spooky. It may have been a first ascent as well.
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Re: A peak in Utah

Post by Scott P » Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:31 pm

So, there was a talk of solitude on another thread and I invited anyone interested to come see some peaks that would be in some remote and quiet areas.

As mentioned, Matt Lemke, Kessler, and I were successful (thanks to Matt though, he found the key ledge that solved the entire route) in climbing this particular peak last November and it was probably a first ascent. No signs of humans anywhere in the area and it was incredibly spectuaclar and beautiful.

I am hoping to try and even more remote weekend in the next week or two. Would anyone be interested? It will be an exciting adventure. It will take five days minimum to get into this area. If anyone can't get away for that long, I have an alternate peak that would only take 3-4 days.

It will be a fun trip for sure.
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