Black Tip Mountain and Black Tip

Elevation: 8,500 ft
Prominence: 1,040

Climbing and access information for Black Tip (8,292 feet) is on Page 111 of the book. Black Tip Mountain (8,500 feet) is not in the book.


The description in the book is somewhat misleading. The book entry is for the formation known as Black Tip. The peak known as Black Tip Mountain is the high point of the massif and is located 0.4 miles to the southwest of Black Tip. The peak takes its name from the formation on its Northeast Ridge. USGS Black Tip

Black Tip Mountain viewed from Burnside Peak.

Black Tip Mountain as viewed from Burnside Peak.

This is the formation know as Black Tip viewed from Burnside Peak.

This is the formation known as Black Tip, as viewed from Burnside Peak.

Black Tip viewed from the saddle east of Black Tip Mountain.

Black Tip as viewed from the saddle east of Black Tip Mountain.

This is the true summit of Black Tip Mountain which is found due south of the Black Tip Tower

The summit of Black Tip Mountain.

Black Tip Mountain is an easy climb from the west, south and east.  Black Tip (the tower) is Class 3 from the ridge connecting it to Black Tip Mountain. Its North Face has the potential for a 1-2 pitch technical route, in case anyone is interested.

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2006

Longitude: -116.081468   Latitude: 45.152668

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