Cobb Peak

Elevation: 11,650 ft
Prominence: 670

Climbing information for Cobb Peak is found on pages 249 and 250.


Cobb, along with Hyndman and Old Hyndman for 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.

Cobb Peak from Old Hyndman Peak.

Cobb Peak from Old Hyndman Peak.

Cobb Peak.

Cobb Peak.

Cobb viewed from the summit of Old Hyndman Peak.

Cobb 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.

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.

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.

The Class 3 terrain is easy to cross at first.

As the ridge climbs in narrows and you will find Class 3 terrain blocking your way.

As the ridge climbs in narrows and you will find Class 3 terrain blocking your way.

The ridge has plenty of obstacles.

The ridge has plenty of obstacles.

As the ridge climbs in narrows and you will find Class 3 terrain blocking your way.

The Class 3 terrain is, in my opinion, more difficult than Chicken Out Ridge on Borah’s standard route.

This is a shot of the Clasds 3 terrain on the upper west ridge route. Route finding skills are essential to avoid Class 4 climbing.

This is a shot of the Clasds 3 terrain on the upper west ridge route. Route finding skills are essential to avoid Class 4 climbing.

The summit with the Cobb's shadow in the background.

The summit with the Cobb’s shadow in the background.


Cobb look good from every side. this shot is from the summit of Old Hyndman Peak.

Cobb look good from every side. this shot is from the summit of Old Hyndman Peak.

One more scenic shot of this big peak.

One more scenic shot of this big peak.

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Year Climbed: 1987

Longitude: -114.126431   Latitude: 43.731019

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