Route: La Sal 12er Traverse (UT)

Utah, US
34.9 km
Vertical Gain
3,070 m

Will Porter posted the route with some great details:

The La Sal Mountains (  Everyone who passes through the Moab area has been intrigued by this cluster of peaks in the desert.  They provide an excellent backdrop to Arches and Canyonlands.  My curiosity and imagination got the best of me this past winter when I started looking into the range a little more and noticed it contains (9) peaks over 12k' with 300' prominence that looked to be linkable in a day.  The lack of designated trails in the range further encouraged me to research off-trail routes.  All-in-all, a lot of time was spent researching the route.

The Razor Fang ridge is the most technical part, and I would not call it harder than Class 3.

Here is an overview of the general route using CalTopo:
~22mi, 9600' gain. 


This route was partially inspired by Jared Campbell:   Thanks!


Hi Will, thanks for the details on the route! It looks awesome. Kevin Van Harn and I are heading out to attempt a repeat of your path this weekend. Will post a TR following.

Awesome beta, thanks for sharing! Trying to backpack this in a couple days starting tomorrow. Anyone know where water could be found this time of year (mid September)? No snow to melt I assume. Also what would it be like to start further south and include the South Mountain?