Climbing and access information for Altair is found on page 253. Derek Percoski provided a photo and note (below) relating to a 2018 landslide on the peak’s slopes. Updated September 2019
A truly outstanding Pioneer summit. The name was suggested by Rick Baugher. It appears that most people climb this peak in conjunction with climbs of The Fin and Standhope Peak.
Altair from Betty Lake.
Not essential info for climbers, but the south face of Altair recently had a large chunk of earth slide off of it. (The white area on the photo.) A USFS worker was working on rebuilding the section of trail that got buried. Away from all the rubble was a car-sized rock that stopped directly on the trail. There were 2 register entries from 2018 and one of them mentioned the slide, so it’s been there for at least a year. Photo and commentary by Derek Percoski
The east face of Altair from Bellas Canyon. Rick Baugher Photo