Diamond Rock

Elevation: 8,460 ft

This peak is not in the book.


Diamond Rock is a misnamed peak as it is not capped by an impressive rock. Nevertheless, it is a worthy goal for peakbaggers. It sits above beautiful Summit Lake at the northeast end of Diamond Ridge. Diamond ridge is located northeast of upper Payette Lake on the east side of the paved Warren Wagon Road which is leaves McCall on the west side of Payette Lake. The best access at this point in time is to follow the Warren Wagon Road north for 21.1 miles and then turn east (right) onto FS-431 and follow this descent dirt road to its end. You can hike crosscountry to Summit Lake and then up to the summit from the trailhead but be forewarned that this area was heavily burned and in places crosscountry travel will involve crossing acres of downed trees. USGS Victor Peak

I climbed this peak from Diamond Ridge Peak as part of a traverse of the ridge with John Platt in 2015. For additional details, see my Diamond Ridge Traverse page and John’s trip report where you will find GPS tracks showing our route.

Diamond Rock viewed from Diamond Ridge Peak. The highest point is the treeless point behind the treed point.

Diamond Rock viewed from Diamond Ridge Peak. The highest point is the treeless point behind the treed point.

Summit lake sits below Diamond Rock. The route to the summit from the lake climbs up the burned slopes to the right of the lake.

Summit lake sits below Diamond Rock. The route to the summit from the lake climbs up the burned slopes to the right of the lake.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -115.90359   Latitude: 45.17369

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