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Although North Thunder Mountain only rests a few miles from a metropolis of a million residents, this mountain is one of the most isolated and rarely-visited peaks in the Wasatch Mountains. Each year, between 10 to 15 climbers appear on the summit log, an astounding contrast from its neighbors, Lone Peak and Pfeifferhorn, which can see 10 to 15 climbers in a day. One of the reasons could be that North Thunder Mountain has no trails covering its territory. Climbers must hike long distances or scramble very steep terrain to approach the summit. Yet the characteristics that keep the mountain isolated, also contribute to its incredible wildlife, and remote beauty. North Thunder Mountain is typically summited from Bells Canyon during a grueling dayhike. A more exciting route is Coalpit Gulch which climbs 5,080 feet in 2.5 miles, and includes some fantastic 4th Class scrambling and wonderful views. The most challanging route is "The Needle" which is a narrow, steep couloir ripping up the east face for 1,400 vertical feet at a constant 50-degree pitch.
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Summit The Hypo. Needle Snow Climb 06/06/2009
Summit Coalpit Gulch Rock Scramble 09/09/2006
North Thunder Mountain, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
North Thunder Mountain, Mount Millicent, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
North Thunder Mountain, Mount Millicent, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
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