Wilson Peak and Mt Powell

Joined
Feb 5, 2014
Messages
19
I'm planning a trip to Red Castle area. My goal is to climb both Wilson Peak and Mt Powell. I would like to make a base camp somewhere near Lower Red Castle Lake. My plan is to summit Wilson, take the ridge over to Mt Powell. Traverse the 3 peaks of Powell and then drop down into Red Castle again. I'm wondering how difficult it is to climb down the west slope of Powell. Is there a safe way down? Is there a good source for detailed beta for this?
 
Joined
Feb 5, 2014
Messages
19
Yes. Thank you. I saw the Summit Post source. I've also seen the West slope of Powell and it looks very steep. I was just wondering if anyone has any advice or experience.

Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Feb 5, 2014
Messages
19
We did it! Here's the track we took. It was an awesome experience. We did the full 15 mile loop in about 12 hours. We did find a way off of Mt Powell on the west side. There's a couloir on the North side the South summit of Powell. It was steep and loose but very doable. I will probably post a full report soon.
 

Attachments

  • Screenshot_20190915-123039.png
    Screenshot_20190915-123039.png
    1.1 MB · Views: 15
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
L Red Castle Lakes / Wilson Peak OR Rock Creek Basin Trip Planning 4
WasatchWill UHT - Day 4: North Star Lake to WFBF + Wilson Peak Backpacking 3
Nick Wilson & Deep On The Water 8
scatman Lookout Peak - January 16, 2021 Hiking & Camping 10
scatman Frary Peak - December 5, 2020 Hiking & Camping 10
scatman Church Fork Peak - November 28, 2020 Hiking & Camping 2
scatman Grandeur Peak, The West Slope Approach - October 31, 2020 Hiking & Camping 7
scatman Naomi Peak - September 5, 2020 Hiking & Camping 2
andyjaggy Deep Creek Lakes and Windriver Peak Trip Planning 6
Curt Visiting (Part of) the Lake District of Cloud Peak Wilderness Backpacking 15
misSOULa Into the Winds: Titcomb Basin and Gannett Peak Attempt Backpacking 6
scatman Grandview Peak - July 24, 2020 Hiking & Camping 11
scatman Millvue Peak - July 3, 2020 Hiking & Camping 2
Mike K Kings Peak Via Garfield Basin Backpacking 18
DrNed Water Sources McKee Draw to Leidy Peak Trip Planning 12
scatman Ensign Peak to Grandview Peak Attempt Hiking & Camping 10
ram Colchuck Peak 7/10-12/2019 Backpacking 3
Udink Kimble and Turner Peak Hiking & Camping 9
J Death Valley Natl Pk Ibex Peak, Jubliee Mtn, Virgin Springs summits Dec. 2, 2019 Hiking & Camping 0
scatman Tabby's Peak, Cedar Mountains - November 19, 2019 Hiking & Camping 10
Yvonne Hiking Avalanche Peak, Yellowstone Hiking & Camping 4
Curt Lost Twin Lakes, Cloud Peak Wilderness, Wyoming Backpacking 16
scatman Grebe Lake, Headwaters of Lava Creek and Observation Peak, Yellowstone National Park - September 13, 2019 Backpacking 7
chandlerwest Great Basin National Park - Wheeler Peak Hiking & Camping 13
fossana Delano Peak the even longer way (Tushar Mountains, UT) Hiking & Camping 14
NorthwestWanderer Uncle visits Washington (Ptarmigan Ridge, Slate Peak & Wing Lake) Backpacking 4
fossana Delano Peak the long way (Tushar Mountains, UT) Hiking & Camping 14
Ehouston24 Uintas Loop (Red Castle/Kings Peak) Trip Planning 14
TeamJenkins17 Peak Refuel Gear 19
regehr Deseret Peak West Twin Couloir Hiking & Camping 14
NorthwestWanderer 6 Day backpacking trip in Glacier Peak Wilderness (3 days of off trail route) Backpacking 9
NorthwestWanderer Poet Ridge - Glacier Peak Wilderness Hiking & Camping 3
Perry Any Thoughts on the New Peak Design Travel Tripod? Photography 5
Perry Looking at new trail runners: Altra Lone Peak or Hoka Stinson ATR? Gear 22
SteveR Still Winter- Little Crowfoot Peak Winter Sports 4
Hawk Utah : Lone Peak : This Weekend? Trip Planning 11
fossana Peak 5146, aka Broken Arrow (Arrow Canyon Wilderness, NV) Hiking & Camping 1
fossana Moapa Peak (Mormon Mountains Wilderness, NV) Hiking & Camping 5
Jackson A Winter Attempt of Provo Peak Backpacking 9
Lowro East Temple Peak - Wind River Range Backpacking 13
DrNed Red Castle Kings Peak Henry's Fork Take Two Backpacking 8
J Brooks Lake area to Younts Peak via the Continental Divide Trip Planning 24
scatman Perkins Peak - November 12, 2018 Hiking & Camping 3
westy Funeral Peak Hiking & Camping 0
fossana Destination Peak plus (Zion NP) Hiking & Camping 2
J Deseret peak /ridgeline Trip Planning 6
misSOULa Montana's Bitterroot Mountains: Gem lake and Trapper Peak Backpacking 1
scatman Dale Peak - October 8, 2018 Hiking & Camping 8
Curt Humboldt Peak Hiking & Camping 12
NorthwestWanderer Lyman Lakes, Glacier Peak Wilderness, WA Backpacking 12

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top