Fir Grove Mountain

Elevation: 6,260 ft
Prominence: 229

This peak is not in the book. Livingston Douglas provided the new route information found down the page. Updated November 2019


Fir Grove Mountain is located on the main crest between Peak 6491 and Peak 5875. USGS Fir Grove Mountain

Fir Grove Mountain viewed from Peak 5875.

Fir Grove Mountain viewed from Peak 5875.

Access

From its junction with ID-46, drive west on City of Rocks Road. At 4.9 miles, go L to stay on City of Rocks Road. At 5.8 miles, go R onto Davis Mountain Road. At 7.5 miles, go R at an unsigned junction onto a rougher jeep road. At 7.9 miles you will reach a saddle at 6,000 feet on the west side of the peak. Park here if you managed to get this far. This is a very rough 4WD road.

West Ridge, Class 2

From the saddle climb east up the ridge to the top.


South Face/Southeast Shoulder, Class 2 by Livingston Douglas 

Date of Climb:  October 14, 2019

Access:

From its junction with ID-46, drive west on City of Rocks Road. At 4.9 miles, go L to stay on City of Rocks Road. At 5.8 miles, go R onto Davis Mountain Road. At 7.5 miles, go R at an unsigned junction onto a rougher jeep road. At 7.6 miles, park/camp in a grassy area alongside the road. The elevation here is 5,700 feet. This grassy area sits at the base of the South Face of Fir Grove Mountain. The summit is only ½ mile away.

The Climb

From the grassy pullout area, scramble NW then N up a sagebrush slope to reach the Southeast Shoulder of Fir Grove Mountain. Follow the easy shoulder NW to the tilted summit plateau. Once on the plateau, scramble N across easy scrub for 0.2 mile to reach the rocky summit of Fir Grove Mountain. The summit high point is a narrow section of east-to-west ridge crest. There is a large cairn on the summit, but I was unable to locate the USGS Willow BM that is supposed to be up here. Perhaps it is buried underneath the large talus of the summit cairn.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Bennett Mountain Hills

Longitude: -114.78859   Latitude: 43.19959

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