Cannonball Mountain

Elevation: 8,364 ft
Prominence: 1,270

Cannonball Mountain. Brett Sergenian Photo

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on pages 215 to 216. This update includes a new, shorter  route to this summit. 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 this summit. USGS Cannonball Mountain

Cannonball Mountain viewed from the parking spot discussed below. The northeast ridge is to the left to this photo

Cannonball Mountain viewed from the parking spot discussed below. The northeast ridge is to the left to this photo

Access

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) page 217] Follow FS-095 over the summit for roughly to 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 three mlles. 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.

Cannonball Creek Road. The road continues on past the recommended parking spot to the top of the northwest ridge. It is not recommended that you drive this steep, loose section.

Cannonball Creek Road. The road continues on past the recommended parking spot to the top of the northwest ridge. It is not recommended that you drive this steep, loose section.

Northeast Ridge, Class 1-2

The recommended route follows the Cannon to a feet. Take the right fork which quickly deteriorates into an ATV track and park. Follow the ATV to the northeast ridge and then climb the ridge to the summit.

 

Cannonball Mountain. Brett Sergenian Photo

Cannonball Mountain. Brett Sergenian Photo

Mountain Range: Soldier Mountains

Year Climbed: 1999

Longitude: -114.71239   Latitude: 43.46019

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