Gilman Butte by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,109 ft
Prominence: 329

This peak is not in the book. Published December 2019


Gilman Butte is a ranked summit just E of [unranked] Rocky Butte. It is a rocky outcrop, not a typical flat-topped butte. Gilman Butte is located on the south side of Croy Creek Road and Gilman Flat, due west of Bellevue, ID. It is a fun scramble from a saddle to its west. There is a lot of private land in this area, so consult the BLM Fairfield map before tackling this climb. Beware of rattlesnakes and copperheads in this area. USGS Bellevue

Gilman Butte as viewed from the summit of Rocky Butte. Livingston Douglas Photo

Gilman Butte as viewed from the summit of Rocky Butte. Livingston Douglas Photo

West Face, Class 2

Date of Climb: June 6, 2019

Access

Same as for the West Face of Rocky Butte. This climb is the next leg of a traverse from Rocky Butte to Gilman Butte and back.

The Climb

From the connecting saddle with Rocky Butte, scramble E up a sagebrush slope to the rocky summit. There is a nice cairn on top and a magnificent view of the ranches in Gilman Flat.

The summit cairn atop Gilman Butte, looking NE up a side gulch. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Gilman Butte, looking NE up a side gulch. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Smoky Mountains

Longitude: -114.36789   Latitude: 43.45539

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