Peak 10225 (Roundup Peak)

Elevation: 10,225 ft

This peak is not in the book.


This peak has been called “Roundup Peak” but the name is not official and it is not related to the popular weed and grass killer. Instead the name commemorates the annual cattle roundup that has taken place in Copper Basin for over 100 years. The peak is located on a connecting ridge northwest of Copper Basin Knob.

Roundup Peak towers over the enterance to the north side of the Lake Creek drainage. From Lake Creek the peak presents a wall of steep talus crowned by impressive broken towers. I recommend climbing the peak via its broad west ridge which is easily accessed from the Copper Basin Loop Road. The ridge is a mix of forest and meadow that climbs steadily to treeline with only an occasional downed tree to block your way. Above treeline the route continues with good footing to the summit. There was no register in 2015.

Roundup Peak viewed from the southwest. Larry Prescott Photo

Roundup Peak viewed from the southwest. Larry Prescott Photo

Nearing treeline on the west ridge.

Nearing treeline on the west ridge.

Looking up the west ridge from treeline. The summit is off to the left.

Looking up the west ridge from treeline. The summit is off to the left.

Looking down the west ridge. Larry and Ben Prescott are admiring the some of the many wildflowers blanketing the ridge.

The view across Lake Creek from the summit. Atlas Peak is in the middle.

The view across Lake Creek from the summit. Atlas Peak is in the middle.

Larry and Ben Prescott on the summit. July 8, 2015

Larry and Ben Prescott on the summit. July 8, 2015

The Pioneer Crest from The Fin to Big Black Dome viewed from the summit of Roundup Peak.

The Pioneer Crest from The Fin to Big Black Dome viewed from the summit of Roundup Peak.

Roundup Peak. Dan Robbins photo

Roundup Peak. Dan Robbins photo

USGS Big Black Done

 

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -113.87849   Latitude: 43.76529

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