Braxon Peak

Elevation: 10,353 ft
Prominence: 533

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on pages 169 to 170.


Braxon Peak can be climbed in a day from the Redfish Lake area. I recommend taking the shuttle boat (make arrangements at the Redfish Lodge) across the lake to cut many miles off your trip. The route up Braxon climbs steeply at first and then leads into the cirque below it and Quartzite Peak (photos below). This peak is a gem.

Braxon Peak from Mount Iowa.

Braxon Peak.

Braxon Peak. The east ridge is on the right sky line. The approach climbs up the drainage in the center of the photo. From the basin at the top of the tree, the route goes to your right, and climbs to the east ridge. Aim for a point west of the lowest point to avoid to towers on the ridge.

Braxon Peak. The east ridge is on the right sky line. The approach climbs up the drainage in the center of the photo. From the basin at the top of the tree, the route goes to your right, and climbs to the east ridge. Aim for a point west of the lowest point to avoid to towers on the ridge.

As enter the upper cirque you will get this view of the Braxon's east ridge which is an obstacles. The route climbs through a notch on the ridge and then ascends the north side on easier terrain.

As enter the upper cirque you will get this view of the Braxon’s east ridge which is an obstacles. The route climbs through a notch on the ridge and then ascends the north side on easier terrain.

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

Year Climbed: 1997

First Ascent Information:

  • Other First Ascent: First Winter ascent.
  • Year: 1975
  • Season: Winter
  • Party: W. Cove and L. Adkins.

Longitude: -114.996857   Latitude: 44.093378

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