Crater Peak

Elevation: 8,860 ft
Prominence: 280

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 120 of the book. In 2018, John Platt led a group across the ridge. Read his trip report at this link: Profile Loop 2018. Updated June 2018


Crater Peak is located just east of Profile Gap. It is the first of 7 peaks between Profile Gap and Parks Peak to the west. The really ambitious can follow the connecting ridge to Parks Peak. The next peak along the way is Willson Peak. USGS Profile Gap

Crater Peak. John Platt Photo

Crater Peak. John Platt Photo

Access

Profile Gap is on Big Creek Road/FS-340 [(B)(3.2) on Page 137]

West Ridge, Class 2

Park at Profile Gap. Walk south back down Big Creek Road to a junction with an old mining road that runs due south. Follow the road past a collapsed cabin. At the 7,800-foot contour, start ascending southwest toward the top of the West Ridge aiming to reach the ridge top at roughly 8,500 feet. Continue up the ridge to the summit. It is a little over a mile with 1,200 feet of elevation gain to the top. See the GPS track below.

Climbing southwest toward the top of the west ridge.

Climbing southwest toward the top of the West Ridge.

The summit of Crater Peak with the west ridge on the left.

The summit of Crater Peak with the West Ridge on the left.

GPS track ascending from Profile Gap to the summit.

GPS track from Profile Gap to the summit of Crater Peak.

 

Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2018

Longitude: -115.42969   Latitude: 45.04959

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