An Exploratory Ascent of Hop Valley Peak

Where: Zion National Park, UT
When: October 2009
Partners: DB & Andy Archibald

DB in a hidden slot we stumbled upon during the ascent

After a four-month absence, DB and I returned to Zion for an exploratory of an unnamed peak above Hop Valley. Double-A gladly joined us for the adventure. With plenty of tricky route-finding and a ton of brush, we first bagged the central summit then headed to the main (north) summit of what we would come to call 'Hop Valley Peak'. A different (and equally convoluted) descent took us on outta there. A fine day out!
Looking south-southwest from the main summit