Bartlett Point by Margo Mandella

Elevation: 6,998 ft
Prominence: 308

Bartlett Point. Photo - Steve Mandella.

This peak is not in the book. Livingston Douglas provided a new route on this peak which is set out down the page. Updated October 2018. 


Bartlett Point lies southwest of Peak 6869 and southeast of Swensen Butte off of Trail Creek Road, west of Mackay Idaho.  Per Rick Baugher’s report on Bartlett Peak, Bartlett Point is named after Jerome Bartlett, a native of West Virginia, who came to the Idaho Territory in the late 1880s to settle on 80 acres of land along the North Fork Big Lost River where they operated their upper ranch. The Bartletts operated their lower ranch along the Big Lost River at Bartlett Point. USGS Topo: Chilly Buttes

Bartlett Point. Photo - Steve Mandella.

Bartlett Point. Photo – Steve Mandella.


Access

From Trail Creek Road off of Highway 93, west of Mackay, access the north entrance of Bartlett Point Road. Continue along the road until you’re in the vicinity of the peak. A jeep road traverses the base of the peak on public land. We accessed the jeep road at the south end of the peak as it was clearly on public land and was more direct than a jeep road from the north that lies on (unsigned) private land.

The highest point reached from the jeep road is along the peak’s southeast side. Here, you’ll see a faint jeep trail from the jeep road that heads up the peak’s southeast side. Park along this trail. The neighbors said they make their kids climb the peak to get cell service. So if you see a path of any sort to the summit, that might be why.


Southeast Side Approach, Class 2

From the jeep trail it’s a short climb directly to the small rocky summit. Bartlett Point provides views of Swensen Butte and the Chilly Buttes, Peak 6869, the Big Lost River Valley, the Lost River Range and White Knobs Mountains.

Summit, Bartlett Point. Photo - Steve Mandella.

Summit, Bartlett Point. Photo – Steve Mandella.


Southwest Ridge, Class 2 by Livingston Douglas

Date of Climb: May 23, 2019

Access

From US-93, drive 11.3 miles W on Trail Creek Road to the [signed] L/S turn for Bartlett Road. Drive 4.5 miles on Bartlett Road, weaving through cattle grazing on the road as necessary, to reach a road junction at the base of Bartlett Point. BLM Road #603 (signed) goes to the R/E here. Park in a large pullout at this junction (6,540 feet).

The Climb

From the road junction, scramble up the steep Southwest Ridge to the rocky summit area. The terrain on this climb is mostly easy grass/sagebrush with a talus hump at the top of the ridge. The summit area is somewhat elongated and flat. It is an area comprised of scattered large boulders and sagebrush, all mixed in. There is no summit cairn because there are no loose rocks with which to build one.

The summit boulders atop Bartlett Point with the snow-capped [higher] Boulder Mountains in the background. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit boulders atop Bartlett Point with the snow-capped [higher] Boulder Mountains in the background. Livingston Douglas Photo

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: White Knob Mountains

Longitude: -113.95011   Latitude: 44.02239

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