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Mount Nebo, for years, was falsely dubbed the second tallest peak in the Wasatch, behind Mount Timpanogos. Once Mount Timpanogos was properly recorded from a summit elevation of 12,008 feet to 11,749 feet, Mount Nebo reclaimed its title as the Wasatch's tallest peak at 11,928 feet. Named after the biblical Mount Nebo in the Old Testament, the massif is composed of three large peaks with the north peak as the true summit. Mount Nebo forms the last massif on the south end of the Wasatch Range. Its west face towers over the town of Mona, climbing nearly 7,000 feet above the valley floor in roughly 3 miles. Mount Nebo is a stunningly beautiful and rugged mountain. Reaching its summit is strenuous and difficult regardless of the route you choose. The least technical routes start on the east face of Mount Nebo. The easiest is the North Ridge route, followed by the Nebo Bench route. The most difficult route on the east face is Andrew's Ridge. This route is a grueling 16-mile round trip from the south aspect. During the spring and winter months, the more technical routes lie on the north and west faces. The north face couloirs (Northwest Couloir and Champagne Couloir) can both be climbed and skied. Cedar Ridge is the most difficult winter route. It gains south summit via Cedar Ridge, then traverses the entire summit ridge to the true summit. All of these winter and spring routes are serious climbs that require solid mountain experience. Narrow ridges, 60-degree slopes, massive cornices, and serious exposure keep most people off this mountain in the winter and spring.
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Summit Northwest Couloir Ski 04/26/2010
Summit North Ridge Rock Scramble 06/24/2006
North Shoulder Nebo Bench Snow Climb 11/12/2005
Mount Nebo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Ski Northwest Couloir, Mount Nebo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
North Ridge, Mount Nebo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
Nebo Bench, Mount Nebo, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
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