Elevation: 9,920 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is discussed on page 124. Judi Steciak has provided new route information below. Dave Pahlas provided route information for the peak’s southwest ridge. Dave’s trip report is linked below. Updated September 201o
This Bighorn Crag summit is located due south of Mount McGuire.
W Face and N Ridge, Class 3, by Judi Steciak
From Ship Island Lake [(H)(188.8.131.52)(a.2) ] , walk south to the unnamed lake just below 8,100 ft. Follow the E side of the lake and bushwhack up the drainage to L. 8,395. From the L. 8,395 outlet, head N to the ridge S of the pond at 8,502 ft. Once on the crest, turn east and exercise your route finding skills by working up through a series of cliffs (YDS 3) to the broad slopes above. Continue to the crest of the N ridge and follow it to the summit.
Southwest Ridge, Class 2+
Climb from the Waterfall Creek Peak/Sheepeater Mountain saddle.