Grand Mogul

Elevation: 9,733 ft
Prominence: 353

Climbing information for this peak is found on page 176. Updated September 2019


The Grand Mogul towers above Redfish Lake. Its a complicated peak and route finding is difficult. There has been at least one fatality recorded on the peak. The standard northeast ridge route requires Class 3 climbing and good route finding skills. Recent reports are that the brush in the avalanche chute has clogged the chute. Scroll down for a few route photos of this highly visible peak. Also, use the link below to read Dave Pahlas’ trip report for an alternative route.

The Grand Mogul viewed from Redfish Lake.

The Grand Mogul viewed from Redfish Lake.

The Grand Mogul from the Elephants Perch.

The Grand Mogul from the Elephants Perch.

A Google Earth image showing the northeast ridge route.

A Google Earth image showing the northeast ridge route.

The lower section of the northeast ridge is without obstacles.

The lower section of the northeast ridge is without obstacles.

The Grand Mogul from Redfish Lake.

The Grand Mogul from Redfish Lake.

A telephoto shot over the lake.

A telephoto shot over the lake.

As you climb up the ridge it steepens and is festooned with obstacles.

As you climb up the ridge it steepens and is festooned with obstacles.

A shot further up the ridge of the summit area.

A shot further up the ridge of the summit area.

The summit tower is not a problem on this peak. Dana Hansen on the summit.

The summit tower is not a problem on this peak. Dana Hansen on the summit.

 

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

Year Climbed: 1994

First Ascent Information:

  • Other First Ascent: North Face Snow Couloir
  • Year: 1957
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: Iowa Mountaineers

Longitude: -114.960053   Latitude: 44.079759

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