Fenn Mountain

Elevation: 8,021 ft
Prominence: 1,979

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Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 67 of the book. I had a question about the Jesse Pass Route. When I wrote the description found in the book I submitted the map I added below to supplement the written route description. I colored in the pencil line that I drew on the map the day I climbed the peak. Hopefully, this will further aid climbers find their way. Updated June 2022


Even though Fenn Mountain barely tops 8,000 feet, it is one of Idaho’s best peaks. Like any peak in the Selway Crags, its takes a lot of effort to get to the base of the peak. Once you are there, you will find a classic scramble leading to the summit. USGS Fenn Mountain

Access

Jesse Pass [(E)(3.1.2)(b) page 78]

Jesse Pass/Southwest Ridge, Class 3

Jesse Pass Route.

Fenn Mountain.

Fenn Mountain

The route starts on Jesse Pass. Its an excellent spot for a dry camp. There is a spring a half mile down the west side of the pass.

The route starts on Jesse Pass. Its an excellent spot for a dry camp. There is a spring a half-mile down the west side of the pass.

The Fenn Mountain Route climbs this ridge from Jesse Pass.

The Fenn Mountain route climbs this ridge from Jesse Pass.

The route starts out on easy but steep terrain before encountering route finding problems on the ridge above.

The route starts out on easy but steep terrain before encountering route-finding problems on the ridge above.

Looking back to Jesse Pass from near the summit of Fenn Mountain.

Looking back to Jesse Pass from near the summit of Fenn Mountain.

The peak's upper reaches are all granite with a variety of towers and cliffs to find your way around.

The peak’s upper reaches are all granite with a variety of towers and cliffs to work your way around.


Fenn Mountain can also be approached from Big Fog Mountain. See Dave Pahlas’ trip report linked below for details.

This GPS track was provided by Dave Pahlas.

This GPS track was provided by Dave Pahlas.

Mountain Range: Central Clearwater Peaks

Year Climbed: 1988

Longitude: -115.2068   Latitude: 46.1781

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