Climbing and access information for this peak is on Pages 246-247 of the book.
Abel Peak is the 45th-highest Idaho summit. It is a difficult, seldom-climbed peak. Use the link below to see Rick Baugher’s account of his first ascent. USGS Phi Kappa Mountain
Abel Peak. George Reinier Photo
Abel Peak as viewed from Rearing Stallion on 7/20/08, showing the upper section of the South Ridge. My 9/17/94 ascent of Abel Peak was via the South Ridge. Rick Baugher Photo and Commentary
From the pristine summit of Abel Peak, this view is looking south to Goat Mountain (climber on the summit). The Northeast Ridge of Goat Mountain is rated a difficult Class 5.8 climb. Note the permanent ice features in this section. Hyndman Peak is on the left. Rick Baugher Photo and Commentary (9-17-94)