Abel Peak

Elevation: 11,516 ft
Prominence: 336

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. George Reinier Photo

Abel from Rearing Stallion on 7/20/08, showing upper section of south ridge. My 9/17/94 ascent of Abel used the south ridge. Rick Baugher Photo and Commentary

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 Moutnain (climber on the summit). The NE ridge of Goat is rated a difficult 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

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 (9/17/94). Rick Baugher Photo and Commentary

 

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1994
  • Season: Summer
  • Route:
  • Party: Rick Baugher

Longitude: -114.13649   Latitude: 43.78639

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