Goat Mountain 9943 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,943 ft
Prominence: 2,283

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Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 323 of the book. Published November 2023

Goat Mountain is a side ridge that extends southwest from the Continental Divide. It is due southeast of Lemhi, Idaho. Goat Mountain can be climbed either via its south ridge from a few miles off ID-28 or from the Continental Divide via a narrow ridge traverse over East and West Peak (9,924 feet). It is one of 23 peaks Idaho peaks with the word “Goat” in their name. USGS Goat Mountain

Goat Mountain (left of center in the distance) as viewed from Peak 9180 to its east. The summit is at far left on the ridgeline. The ridge traverse from East and West Peak is the undulating ridge left of center (skyline). Livingston Douglas Photo

South Ridge Route, Class 2

Please refer to Rick Baugher’s trip report linked below.

Northeast Ridge Route from the Continental Divide

Access and Approach, Class 2

Same as for Peak 9180. Climb Peak 9180 then continue west on the Continental Divide on an old 2-track ridge road until it turns right/north to leave the ridge and skirt the east side of Goat Mountain. The CDT follows the old ridge road northward here.

The Climb, Class 2-3

Leave the road/CDT and scramble southwest then west to reach the north end of Goat Mountain. Follow the narrow ridge crest south to East and West Peak (9,924 feet). Descend southwest from East and West Peak to a saddle at 9,820 feet. Continue southwest along the narrow ridge crest up over a minor ridge hump to reach the summit of Goat Mountain.


Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -113.43889   Latitude: 44.82339

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