Black and White Peak

Elevation: 10,970 ft
Prominence: 350

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on pages 309 and 310.


Black And White Peak  is one of the tallest 10ers in Idaho and it is Idaho’s 130th tallest peak.  The book lists only one route on the seldom climbed summit. Larry Prescott traversed traversed the ridge line from Little Diamond Peak in April 2015. Larry then descended off the peak’s western slope back to his Badger Creek starting point. I will include a few of Larry’s photos and comments below. For all the details on this new route alternative and more great photos see the link below for Larry’s trip report.

Black and White Peak's south ridge with a false summit inmthe foreground. Larry Prescott Photo

Black and White Peak’s south ridge with a false summit inmthe foreground. Larry Prescott Photo

Black and White Peak is only 0.8 miles north of Little Diamond Peak and there is one knife edged section that Larry named “Close Shave” and this section raises the difficulty to Class3.

The Close Shave ridge section with Little Diamond Peak in the background. Larry Prescott Photo

The Close Shave ridge section with Little Diamond Peak in the background. Larry Prescott Photo

The Close Shave ridge section viewed from above. Larry Prescott Photo

The Close Shave ridge section viewed from above. Larry Prescott Photo

Larry Prescott's GPS track from the summit to the Badger Creek trailhead.

Larry Prescott’s GPS track from the summit of Little Diamond Peak, over Black and White to the Badger Creek trailhead.

Access information for Badger Creek is found in the book on page 318. Larry provided the following additional information: To get there, drive north from Howe. I am not sure how many miles, [Editor’s note: 23.3 miles north of Howe.] but you will see the impressive mountains on your right and the entrance to Badger Creek Canyon in the distance. Turn off on Badger Creek Rd. This road is not marked, so look for the street signs and mailbox pictured here. Once you turn off to the right, hang another sharp right and drive about 6 miles to the trailhead.

Larry provided this photo of the turn fromthe Little Lost Highway for the Badger Creek Road.

Larry provided this photo of the turn fromthe Little Lost Highway for the Badger Creek Road.

Mountain Range: Lemhi Range

Longitude: -113.07509   Latitude: 44.08739

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