Big Creek Point

Elevation: 8,893 ft
Prominence: 353

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 120 of the book. In 2018, John Platt led a group across the ridge. Read his trip report at this link: Profile Loop 2018. The next peak along the ridge is Big Creek Point. Updated June 2018


Big Creek Point is located between Willson Peak and Peak 8615 on the ridge complex that runs west from Profile Gap to Parks Peak in the Central Salmon River Mountains. USGS Profile Gap

Big Creek Point in the center and Profile Peak on the left. John Platt Photo

Big Creek Point (center) and Profile Peak (left). John Platt Photo

Access

Access the two routes below from Profile Gap which is on Big Creek Road/FS-340 [(B)(3.2) on Page 137].

Willson Peak/Big Creek Point Traverse, Class 2

This traverse starts on the summit Willson Peak. The ridge is straightfoward. Stay on the top or the West Side as terrain conditions dictate.

My GPS track for the traverse.

My GPS track for the traverse.

Dan and Carrie Robbins approaching Big Creek Point.

Dan and Carrie Robbins approaching Big Creek Point.

Big Creek/Northeast Ridge, Class 2+

This route uses a mining road that leads from the gap along the North Side of the ridge into the Big Creek drainage and then to the base of the peak’s Northeast Ridge. See John Platt’s GPS track below.

John Platt’s GPS track showing his loop route which includes both routes discussed on this page.

John Platt’s GPS track showing his loop route which includes both routes discussed on this page.

 

Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.45609   Latitude: 45.06269

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