Elevation: 11,982 ft
This peak is found on page 284.
USGS Peak, unofficially named in honor of all USGS surveyors, is a mighty peak protected on all sides by steep walls and in many places by towering cliffs. The summit is not easily spotted from the valley. Mount McCaleb blocks views of the peak from US-93 and Mackay and Massacre Mountain, Ross Peak and Octoberfest Peak block viewing it from the Little Lost River valley.
I believe that surveyors made the first ascent of the peak. Rick Baugher made an ascent the year before I climbed it. Dana Hansen and I made the first ascent of the peak’s north face. See The North Face of USGS article in the Climbing History section of this site.