Elevation: 9,443 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2021
The high point of Buffalo Ridge is a Class 5 buttress/block and is the easternmost of several towers on this rugged ridge. Buffalo Ridge is most easily reached via FST-4159 and its south ridge. The summit block has probably never been climbed. USGS Bayhorse Lake
Bayhorse Lake Road/FSR-051 is located along ID-75 exactly 7.9 miles south of the junction of US-93 and ID-75 just south of Challis. Turn right/west onto Bayhorse Lake Road and reset your odometer. At 3.2 miles, reach the Bayhorse townsite. At 4.4 miles, reach the Challis National Forest boundary. At 6.7 miles, reach a signed road junction. Go left to stay on BayhorseLake Road. At 8.4 miles, reach the Bayhorse Lake Campground. About 100 feet before reaching the campground turnoff, FST-4159 (signed) is on the left/south side of the road. Park at the campground entrance.
Hike south then west on FST-4159 (an ATV trail) for about 1.3 miles to reach a 9,020-foot saddle on Buffalo Ridge. This saddle sits at the base of the south ridge of the Buffalo Ridge high point. Leave the trail here and bushwhack north through the mix of pine forest and open sagebrush to reach the rocky upper ridge of Buffalo Ridge. Scramble north then west along the narrow ridge crest to reach the base of the summit block.