Andy Earl

  • Climbing in the Lone Peak Cirque

    Lone Peak reaches 11,253 feet at its summit. It's alpine feel is unique as it stands above the busy city below. While this gem is one of the highlights in the Wasatch range, it must be earned. A long steep approach, best done at night in the summe...

  • Camp at Goblin Valley

    Goblin Valley State Park is in a rural section of southern Utah, but if you type it into Google Maps you will go straight there. There are awesome campsites within the park but they require reservations. If you didn't take the time to reserve a ca...

  • Ice Climbing Pipe Dream

    With a couple weeks of cold temps this pipe fed ice flow comes in nicely. It is WI 3-4 depending on thickness. Grab a small grill, some friends and drinks and get in a few ice laps. Most of the routes can be set up for top roping.Park on the north...

  • Camp at the Cottonwood Ridgeline

    Begin at the White Pine Trailhead in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Follow the trail up toward Red Pine Lake. The trail gets a little hard to follow after the lake, but find your way up to the ridge between Pfeifferhorn and White Baldy. Set up camp and...

  • Climbing Moses in Canyonlands

    Moses offers some fantastic crack climbing. It is in the Island in the Sky area near the Taylor Canyon Campsite. The climbing is difficult but the rock is a really solid wingate sandstone. With one of the best summits in the world, this tower isn'...

  • Ice Climbing Provo Canyon

    There are a number of good ice climbing areas in the canyon. Everything from short easy water ice on up to the most difficult mixed route in the state are available. The area surrounding Bridal Veil Falls usually sees the most traffic. There are t...

  • Aid Climbing Moonlight Buttress

    Moonlight Buttress follows an amazing system of cracks up some really solid sandstone. The route is 5.8 C1 and is very straightforward. Hauling on the first few pitches is an absolute nightmare, but spending the night on the wall is spectacular. T...

  • Ski or Snowboard Pink Pine Ridge

    Arrive at the White Pine Trailhead early and start up from the main trailhead. Stay on that trail until you hit the river (Most of the time the river is buried, so look for a sign sticking up out of the snow) and the fork to go up to White Pine or...

  • Drive-In Sunrise

    Pull into the Pine Hollow parking lot, just before the winter closure gate and watch the show. If you get there early enough you can watch Timpanogos go from the tones of soft alpenglow to the harsh vibrance of sunrise. In the winter make sure you...