Climbing and access information for this peak is on Pages 249-250 of the book.
Cobb Peak, along with Hyndman Peak and Old Hyndman Peak, form the heart of the main Pioneer Mountain Crest. There are a number of routes on the peak. The Class 3 West Ridge is the most popular route. A photo essay of the West Ridge Route is set out below. USGS Hyndman Peak
Cobb Peak as viewed from Old Hyndman Peak.
Cobb Peak as viewed from the summit of Old Hyndman Peak.
West Ridge Route, Class 3
The west Ridge is accessed from upper Hyndman Creek. Leave the creek at the 9,440-foot contour and head up this slope toward the top of the ridge.
Once you get on the ridge proper, the terrain quickly turns to bare rock. The starting point in the Hyndman Creek drainage is in the background.
The Class 3 terrain is easy to cross at first.
As the ridge climbs, it narrows and you find Class 3 terrain blocking your way.
The ridge has plenty of obstacles.
The Class 3 terrain is more difficult than Chicken-Out Ridge on Mount Borah’s standard route.
The Class 3 terrain on the upper West Ridge Route. Route finding skills are essential to avoid Class 4 climbing.
The summit with the Cobb Peak’s shadow in the background.
Cobb Peak looks good from every side. This view is from the summit of Old Hyndman Peak.