Peak 5180 (Plan B Peak)

Elevation: 5,180 ft

This peak is not in the book.


This peak is the northwestern most ranked Danskin Summit. It has 760 feet of rise. Climb the peak from Deadman Creek which is midway between the Bender and Willow Creek trailheads on the Blacks Creek Road. There is a good parking spot on the west side of the road and the trail (closed to motor vehicles) up the creek bottom is surprisingly good. The most direct route leaves the creek roughly one mile from the road and climbs directly to the summit. However, this is open country with few trees and there are dozens of lines that will lead to the summit. We hiked to the divide southwest of the summit and then followed the ridge to the top. Our total trip was 7.5 miles with 2,100 feet of gain. This included a side trip out to a view point north of the peak. See the GPS track below.

Peak 5180 viewed from its western most summit.

Peak 5180 viewed from its western most summit.

My GPS track.

My GPS track.

Kepros Peak from Peak 5180. The Danskins cover a large swath of Idaho but are little known to most. As this view demonstrates the range has a lot,ridges to wander across.

Kepros Peak from Peak 5180. The Danskins cover a large swath of Idaho but are little known to most. As this view demonstrates the range has a lot ridges to wander across.

The views from the summit are big in every direction but the view into the South Fork Boise River Canyon is the view of the day.

The views from the summit are big in every direction but the view into the South Fork Boise River Canyon is the view of the day.

USGS Grape Mountain

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -115.83609   Latitude: 43.56001

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