Flatiron Mountain

Elevation: 11,019 ft
Prominence: 519

Flat Iron Peak from Yellow Pass.

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on pages 302 and 303. Livingston Douglas provided updated information for the Northwest Ridge Route.


Flatiron Mountain is the 122nd highest Idaho peak. It often climbed in conjunction with an ascent of nearby Big Creek Peak via a strenous scramble along the connecting ridge.

Flat Iron Peak from Yellow Pass.

Flat Iron Peak from Yellow Pass.

Northwest Ridge Route, Class 2+ by Livingston Douglas 

Date of Climb: 7/18/14
Map: Big Creek Peak

Access

FST-075/North Fork Big Creek Trail. I climbed the West Ridge Route on Big Creek Peak then descended the Southeast Ridge Route on Big Creek Peak to reach the Big Creek Peak/Flatiron Mountain saddle at 10,500 feet.

Route

From the narrow, rocky Big Creek Peak/Flatiron Mountain saddle at 10,500 feet, scramble southeast up the ridge on mostly scree. You will find a goat trail on the ridge crest that will help you to some degree. The southwest side of the ridge is more docile than the northeast side of the ridge. The USGS map makes this ridge look much steeper than it actually is. It’s only marginally steeper than the Class 2 Southeast Ridge of Big Creek Peak. The summit of Flatiron Mountain has a gold USGS BM in a ground boulder. The peak has nasty exposure on its north and west aspects.

Mountain Range: Lemhi Range

Year Climbed: 1987

Longitude: -113.5252   Latitude: 44.4611

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