Gerdie Hill by Jason Floyd

Elevation: 5,988 ft
Prominence: 568

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This peak is not in the book. Note: Jason traverses to this summit from Caveney Hill. If you are only interested in this peak you can utilize his descent route. Jason points out “Our total stats were 6.23 miles and almost 4000 feet of gain. You could also easily add Lead Mountain to this route in a long day.”  Published October 2021

Gerdie Hill is located on the east side of the Silver City Road, north of the main Owyhee crest. USGS Silver City

Gerdie Hill from Caveney Hill. Jason Floyd Photo


From Hwy 78 go east on Silver City Road [(A)(2) Page 346] and park at the big parking area on the west side of the road at 10.8 Miles. This is in Half Moon Gulch. There are no good parking spots for this peak on the Silver City Road south of Half Moon Gulch.

Caveney Hill/Gerdie Hill Traverse, Class 2

From the top we followed the south ridge down and chose a path to the drainage between Cavaney Hill and Gerdie Hill. From the bottom we crossed the small creek which could be higher in the spring and chose a route up what I would call a Northern Spur of the West Ridge. This spur hit the West ridge higher up and we followed it to the summit.

Descent, Class 2

On the way down we chose to descend the west ridge to the drainage below. We then and climbed up over a small pass south of Cavaney Hill and then descended to the drainage below as shown on the map. This drainage was followed down to the Silver City Road. From this point it was 0.75 miles back to our parking spot.

The GPS Track for Caveney Hill and Gerdie Hill.


Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Longitude: -116.63769   Latitude: 43.02909

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