Elevation: 8,364 ft
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
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.
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.