Climbing in the Lone Peak Cirque

Jacobs Ladder Trailhead, Sandy, Utah, United States

  • Activities:

    Photography, Backpacking, Hiking, Rock Climbing

  • Skill Level:

    Advanced

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Alpine Climbing. Amazing Granite. Comfortable Camping. Worthy ascent. One of the best summits in the Wasatch.

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 summer months, deposits you in the high meadow surrounded by high granite walls.

There are a few different approaches to this area, but the Jacob's Ladder Trail is the most direct. It is steep and very difficult. Water can only be found in the cirque when snow is still present. Usually snow stays until mid to late July.

It is possible to hike to the summit and all routes are walk off's.

Pack List

  • Climbing gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent
  • Layers- it is an alpine environment and does get chilly even in summer.
  • WATER

Go as light as you dare.

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29 days ago
29 days ago

Summited lone peak via Jacobs ladder in early October. Jacobs ladder is a ladder, no doubt about that. Steep incline the whole way up to the cirque. Started around 3pm and got to the cirque around 6pm. Camped the night in the cirque, summited early next morning. Breathtaking views, huge cliffs. Highest point is the size of dinner table. Absolutely loved it.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

looks amazing. Only been to Zion NP in Utah. definitely needing to check out the area

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Great photos and description Andy! I've added it to my list.

over 3 years ago
over 3 years ago

Andy Earl

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