Hyndman Peak

Elevation: 12,009 ft
Prominence: 4,829

Climbing information for this 12er peak is found on page 249.


As one of Idaho’s nine 12,000 foot peaks, Hyndman Peak receives a lot of attention from peakbaggers. Most people climb the peak by its east ridge.

Over the years a use trail has developed through the meadows making the approach a bit easier. Steve Mandela Photo

Over the years a use trail has developed through the meadows making the approach a bit easier. Steve Mandela Photo

The upper basin. Steve Mandela Photo

The upper basin. Steve Mandela Photo

Hyndman Peak from the upper basin.

Hyndman Peak from the upper basin.

Looking up the ridge from the saddle. Steve Mandela Photo

Looking up the ridge from the saddle. Steve Mandela Photo

Climbing the ridge. Steve Mandela Photo

Climbing the ridge. Steve Mandela Photo

The peak's east ridge is mostly unconsolidated rubble. Its been many years since I climbed it and you will now find a use trail(s) as you move up the ridge.

The peak’s east ridge is mostly unconsolidated rubble. Its been many years since I climbed it and you will now find a use trail(s) as you move up the ridge.

Hyndman Peak from Cobb Peak.

Hyndman Peak from the lower slopes of Cobb Peak.

Hyndman Peak from the summit of Cobb Peak.

Hyndman Peak from the summit of Cobb Peak.

Hyndman Peak from Old Hyndman Peak.

Hyndman Peak from Old Hyndman Peak.

 

Hyndman Peak from upper Hyndman Creek.

Hyndman Peak from upper Hyndman Creek.

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Year Climbed: 1987

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1889
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: Unknown. Also it is not clear that 1889 was the year of the first ascent. The ascent may have occurred as late as 1895. Additionally, we know that George A. McLeod made an early ascent during this time period.
  • Party: E.T. Perkins and W. Griswold
  • Other First Ascent: Winter ascent. Route unknown.
  • Year: 1960
  • Season: Winter
  • Party: Louis Stur and others. Once again, I do not know the route or the exact year which was sometime in the 1960s.
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  • Other First Ascent: Winter ascent of the east ridge
  • Year: 1992
  • Season: Winter
  • Party: Ron Watters, J. Lowry, D. McBride and J. Elphanson.

Longitude: -114.131103   Latitude: 43.74936

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