Yard Peak is a quartzite mountain in the Northern Uinta Mountains. It has four faces, which can roughly be described as North, South, East and West.
From Mirror lake Highway (Highway 150), take North Slope Road 1.5 miles to a junction with road 059. Turn right (south) onto road 059 and drive 4 miles to the East Fork Bear River Trailhead. (you will pass a Boy Scout Camp 0.5 miles before the trailhead.
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Yard Peak, North Flank, Pine Beetle Couloir 3rd Mod. Snow R Snow, Alpine, 1200 feet, Grade II
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Yard Peak, North Flank, Pine Beetle Couloir 3rd Mod. Snow R UT : Uinta Mountains : Yard Peak
I initially referred to this route as the Left Hand Couloir, but have since decided to name it in honor of the insects which are decimating the pine forests of the Rocky Mountains. It is still the Left Hand Couloir seen as one faces the North Flank of Yard Peak. Hence it shall now be known as the Pine Beetle Couloir.The crux of this route may be the 9 mile approach! This route offers 1200 feet of excellent snow climbing at an angle of (est.) 37-40 degrees. A few narrow spots steepen to (est.) 45...[more] Browse More Classics in UT