Arrowhead

Elevation: 10,249 ft
Prominence: 80

This photo shows the east side. But you climb the west side. I think you drop through a saddle on the left and drop down a bit, then scramble back up to the beginning of the route. The route goes up sort of the center of the face. Not a lot of pro, yet it’s 5.9. John Platt Photo

Climbing and access information for this formation is found on page 185.


This formation is located on the Sawtooth crest between Mount Sevy and Daves Peak. Tom McLeod and John Platt made the second or third ascent of the formation in 1973. John has provided the following information. John recalls “that was the weekend we forgot both the food and my boots. I had a choice of climbing the access snowfield in either my running shoes or my EBs. And we survived on red licorice and Hostess fruit pies. I remember grabbing the top- it’s like grabbing the top of a door- it was just inches thick and all up on one side, all down on the other.”

This photo shows the east side. But you climb the west side. I think you drop through a saddle on the left and drop down a bit, then scramble back up to the beginning of the route. The route goes up sort of the center of the face. Not a lot of pro, yet it’s 5.9. John Platt Photo

This photo shows the east side. But you climb the west side. I think you drop through a saddle on the left and drop down a bit, then scramble back up to the beginning of the route. The route goes up sort of the center of the face. Not a lot of pro, yet it’s 5.9. John Platt Photo

This one (center-taken from Sevy) gives you an idea of the fact that it is about 75 feet thick- at it’s thickest. It’s the yellowish thing in the middle of the ridge. So it also has quite the position. John Platt Photo

This Arrowhead (center-taken from Sevy) gives you an idea of the fact that it is about 75 feet thick- at it’s thickest. It’s the yellowish thing in the middle of the ridge. So it also has quite the position. John Platt Photo

The Arrowhead from the east side, taken from somewhere near Cramer Lakes. Mt. Sevy on the left. John Platt Photo

The Arrowhead from the east side, taken from somewhere near Cramer Lakes. Mt. Sevy on the left. John Platt Photo

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

Longitude: -114.97611   Latitude: 44.019344

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