Fitsum Benchmark

Elevation: 8,747 ft
Prominence: 324

Fitsum Benchmark. John Platt Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published October 2018


There is no easy way to reach this peak which is located roughly 3.0 miles due east of Lick Creek Summit. John Platt described the climb as a brutal bushwack.

Fitsum Benchmark. John Platt Photo

Fitsum Benchmark. John Platt Photoe

Access

FH-48, Yellow Pine Road [(B)(3) page 136]. Follow this road over Lick Creek Summit and then descend east. See the map below for the parking spot.

West Ridge, Class 2+

John Platt’s trip report (linked below) and his map below are the best resources for climbing this peak. I will not try to paraphrase his complicated route for fear of causing confusion. Needless to say, if you manage to follow this route you are a true Lick Creek Subrange connoiseur. The west ridge, once you get to it, will be an easy ascent. John’s route covered 6.6 miles and gained over 4,500 feet round trip.

Fitsum Benchmark. John Platt Photo

Fitsum Benchmark. John Platt Photo

Fitsum Benchmark and route. John Platt Photo

Fitsum Benchmark and route. John Platt Photo

USGS Enos Lake

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.84611   Latitude: 45.03089

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