Elevation: 10,000 ft
GPS: 40.538, -111.722 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ari Menitove on Jul 10, 2006 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

Hogum Fork is a subdrainage on the south side of Little Cottonwood Canyon, located between Maybird Gulch on the east and Bells Canyon/Coalpit Gulch on the east. The Pfeifferhorn (Little Matterhorn on the quad map) is located at the head of Hogum Fork on its southeast edge. In the winter, Hogum Fork offers outstanding skiing, including runs like the Hypodermic Needle, the Hogum 200, and the Northwest Couloir of the Pfeifferhorn. In summer, Hogum Fork offers at least one rock climbing route in a spectacular remote high alpine setting. The granite here is similar to that in nearby Lone Peak Cirque.

Getting There

The best way to approach Hogum Fork is to start at the White Pine Trailhead (just below Snowbird) in Little Cottonwood Canyon. After almost a mile, take the right most trail towards Red Pine Lake. After a another mile and a half or so, take a right on a foot bridge and follow the trail for another mile into Maybird Gulch to where the trail ends at some small lakes with a great view of the Pfeifferhorn.

From here, it's pretty much all talus hopping. Angle up and south southwest to the low spot of the North Ridge of the Pfeifferhorn. Once you're over this ridge, hike down the short, steep, and prickerbush infested slope into Hogum Fork. Expect ~2 hrs plus or minus change and about 2500 vertical feet to get to this point from the White Pine Trailhead.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hogum Fork

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI3+
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Hogum Z Right
Ice, Alpine 3 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 10
Thunderbolt Ridge
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
Hogum's Heroes
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hogum Z Right
 10
WI3+ Ice, Alpine 3 pitches
Thunderbolt Ridge
 10
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Hogum's Heroes
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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