Elevation: 8,330 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is on Pages 215-216 of the book. Updated August 2019
Cannonball Mountain is located northeast of Fairfield, Idaho and south of Liberal Mountain. This peak, along with Liberal Mountain, forms the northeastern corner of the Soldier Mountains. The book recommended climbing the peak from Wells Summit and this is still a viable route. This update includes a shorter, more direct route to the summit. USGS Cannonball Mountain
Access is via the Cannonball Creek Road/FS-420 which is reached on the north side of Wells Summit via the Wells Summit Road/FS-095 [(A)[1.2) on Page 217]. Follow FS-095 over the summit for roughly two miles to the signed junction for FS-420. FS-420 proceeds past Cannonball Mountain to the base of Liberal Mountain in just over 4.0 miles. The road is a rough, but improved road for its first 3 miles. The last mile deteriorates and a 4WD is recommended. The last mile traverse the northern slopes of Cannonball Mountain and the summit can be reached from any place along this stretch.
Northeast Ridge, Class 1-2
The recommended route follows the Cannonball Creek Road southeast until it forks. Take the right fork which quickly deteriorates into an ATV track. Follow the ATV to the Northeast Ridge and then climb the ridge to the summit.