Ascent of Lone Peak on 1999-06-16

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Keith Stevens
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, June 16, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lone Peak
    Elevation:11253 ft / 3429 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day 1: Jon dropped Keith and me off down at the trailhead up to the Hamongogs down in Utah County. This was the last human contact we had until we arrived at the Bells Canyon trailhead where Shirley picked us up. We hiked up to Lake Hardy and made camp on the snow not too far away. It took a good part of the day to get up there, though we did get a later start with the drive over to the trailhead.

Day 2: We headed up from Lake Hardy to Big Horn first. There were some cliff bands to navigate, but it is pretty easy going. The same is true as we descended the west side of the peak. We then began the long trudge up Lone Peak's east ridge to the eastern (false) summit. The traverse from the false summit to the real summit was a very dicey traverse on a steep snow slope. Since it was Keith's birthday, I gave him a cool fleece hat for climbing on the summit of Lone. The traverse back was almost as dicey, but we had out foot tracks to follow back. The runout for the slope ends at the top of a cliff dropping into Bells Canyon, so don't slip. Good thing we had our ice axes. From just above the low point between Lone Peak and Big Horn we slid down the snow to about the level of the pass between South Thunder Mtn and Big Horn and traversed across the the pass. It saved a re-climb of Big Horn and got us back to camp at Lake Hardy at a decent time for dinner.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:813 ft / 247 m
    Total Elevation Loss:80 ft / 24 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:813 ft / 247 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 733 ft / 223 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Route:Via Lake Hardy & over Big Horn
    Start Trailhead:10520 ft / 3206 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Bells '99 (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Big Horn1999-06-16 a5577 ft / 1700 m
2Lone Peak1999-06-16 b813 ft / 248 m
3South Thunder Mountain1999-06-17 a1234 ft / 376 m
4North Thunder Mountain1999-06-17 b1050 ft / 320 m
5Bells Cleaver1999-06-17 c288 ft / 88 m
6Rocky Mouth Canyon Peak1999-06-181052 ft / 321 m
Total Trip Gain: 10014 ft / 3053 m    Total Trip Loss: 180 ft / 54 m

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