Peak 9940 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,940 ft
Prominence: 320

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This peak is not in the book. Published January 2023

Peak 9940 is located on a high ridgeline that connects Sheep Creek Peak (9,950 feet) with Sheep Mountain (9,700 feet). It can be climbed directly from the Sheep Creek Trail or in combination with Sheep Creek Peak and Sheep Mountain in a lengthy, up-and-down, ridge traverse. USGS Thompson Peak

Peak 9940 (dead center) as viewed from Sheep Creek Peak. The connecting ridge is long and undulating. Livingston Douglas Photo


Same as for Sheep Creek Peak. This is the second leg of a 5-peak adventure that includes Sheep Creek Peak (9,950 feet), Peak 9940, Peak 9726, Peak 9602, and Sheep Mountain (9,700 feet). If climbed solo, follow the Sheep Creek Trail (discussed on the Sheep Creek Peak page) to a 9,620-foot saddle at the base of its south ridge.

South Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the 9,620-foot saddle at the base of the south ridge, scramble up the scrub-covered ridge to the cairned summit. The ridge is open and presents no problems.

Northwest Ridge, Class 2

The Descent

From the summit, descend northwest down in open scrub and scattered pines, staying left/west of steep, rocky cliff bands and right/east of the thicker scrub on the west face of the peak. This is a short descent and you will quickly reach the 9,380-foot connecting saddle with Peak 9726. It concludes the second leg of today’s 5-peak journey. Peak 9726 is up next.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Big Hole and Snake River Mountains

Longitude: -111.13049   Latitude: 43.38259

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