Bear Pete Mountain

Elevation: 8,752 ft
Prominence: 2,332

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Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 111 of the book. Updated April 2019

Bear Pete Mountain was named after Peter “Bear Pete” Brockenau. He earned his nickname as a result of his never-ending repertoire of bear stories. This is an imposing summit with great 360-degree views. I climbed this prominent peak with John Platt and Brian Wright in 2009. Although the summit is reached by trail, we climbed the Southeast Ridge (visible on the left-hand side of the photo below). This ridge is Class 2-3 depending upon the line you choose. USGS Burgdorf

Bear Pete Mountain from Burdorf Hot Springs. John Platt Photo,

Bear Pete Mountain as viewed from Burgdorf Hot Springs.

The route up the ridge. John Platt Photo.

The route up the Southeast Ridge of Bear Pete Mountain.

Bear Pete Mountain from Bruin Mountain.

Bear Pete Mountain as viewed from Bruin Mountain.

Bear Pete Lookout September 12, 1950 in the Payette National Forest. Courtesy of Archival Idaho Photography Collection, Digital Initiatives, University of Idaho Library.

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2009

Longitude: -115.9799   Latitude: 45.2768


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