What’s New?

April 28, 2017. Spring has finally arrived at the lower elevations. Spring is going to arrive as late as July in the higher Idaho mountains. All in all it looks as though 2017 will continue to be an interesting year for climbers.

In large part due to the efforts of Associate Editor Margo Mandella there are a lot of new entries and revisions since the last update. New peak additions include five new peaks in eastern Idaho:

Summit Peak 6472. Photo - Steve Mandella.

Summit Peak 6472. Photo -Steve Mandella.

Peak 6472 (Bannock Range), Squirrel Mountain (Big Holes), Peak 7906 (Big Holes), Peak 6495 (Bannock Range) and Peak 5762 (Bannock Range)

There are also four mountain peak additions in the Boise Mountains. All five of these peaks offer good spring hiking:

Peak 6300 (Boise Mountains), Peak 5440 (Boise Mountains), Peak 5424 (Boise Mountains) and  Peak 5587 (Boise Mountains).


Other additions include:

Shares Snout. Brett Sergenian Photo

Shares Snout. Photo – Brett Sergenian

Peak 9489 (Smoky Mountains), Peak 4973 (Danskin Mountains), Shares Snout (Owyhee Mountains) and Squaw Butte (Owyhee Mountains).

Margo has revised and greatly improved many pages including major improvements and expansion of the entire Mount Borah Climbing Guide, the 12er page, the Grand Slam Peaks page (as well as the Kepros, Cervidea and Heinen pages), Peak 7834 (Big Holes), Porphyry Peak (White Knobs) and last but not least No Regret Peak (Lost River Range).

Brent Sergenian is the newest contributor to join our climbing community. He recently provided Peak 9489 and Shares Snout climbing route information. Welcome and thanks to Brett.

Finally, we are updating our site photos and tracks to provide larger-scale images. Eventually, you will be able to click on any photo on the website and see a larger version. This work will be ongoing as we have over 1,100 published pages to update!

Dan Paulson and Jon Fredland climbing up Peak 6300 in the Boise Mountains two weeks ago.

February 14, 2017. It has been an old-fashion winter with plenty of snow and cold. In addition to cleaning up and improving many entries on the website, in Southeastern Idaho news, Steve and Margo Mandella provided climbing information for several Pocatello area peaks including: Peak 8037 (northeast of Scout Mountain) and Peak 7060.

Summit block of Peak 8037. Photo - Steve Mandella

Summit block of Peak 8037. Photo – Steve Mandella

And in climbing news from the Snake River Plains (yes, there are a number of ranked peaks there too), Steve and Margo summited and reported on Table Legs Butte.

I added a section to the website covering articles I have published about Idaho and other places as well as a variety of trip reports. There are articles about locations including Peru, Bolivia, New Zealand, Alaska, California, Wyoming and Colorado. Go to Article Index.

Gary Gettman provided a bit of exciting history reporting on his and Jim Manning’s first ascent of the north face of Knuckle Peak in 1974. Check it out at this link: Knuckle Peak. If you have not visited the Bighorn Crags you have missed out on one of the State’s most impressive terrains.

Click here to read 2016 updates.

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Send me an email if you would like to contribute to the site. You will receive full credit for your contribution and help out other Idaho climbers in the process.