Altair Peak

Elevation: 11,825 ft
Prominence: 805

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 253 of the book. Derek Percoski provides a photo and note (below) relating to a 2018 landslide on Altair Peak’s slopes. Updated September 2019


Altair Peak is a truly outstanding Pioneer Mountains 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. USGS Standhope Peak

Altair from Betty Lake.

Altair Peak as viewed 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 South Face of Altair Peak recently had a large chunk of earth slide off it (the white area on the photo). A USFS employee 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

The East Face of Altair Peak as viewed from Bellas Canyon. Rick Baugher Photo

 

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Year Climbed: 1997

Longitude: -114.0077596   Latitude: 43.792594

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