Elevation: 12,009 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 249 of the book.
Hyndman Peak is located in the Pioneer Mountains in the Sawtooth National Forest. The peak lies on the boundary of Blaine and Custer counties. At 12,009 feet, Hyndman Peak barely makes the cut as an Idaho 12er. Hyndman is the 9th-highest peak in the state, but it receives a lot of attention from peakbaggers because it is considered one of the easier 12ers to summit.
Most people climb the peak by its East Ridge. It is approximately two flat miles on an old jeep trail from the trailhead to the point where you start hiking up the mountain. People sometimes mountain bike this flat section and stash their bikes in the trees while climbing the peak. The attractive East Ridge Approach is shown in the following photo essay. USGS Hyndman Peak
North Fork Hyndman Creek Road [(B)(2)(b) Page 259]
East Ridge, Class 2
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Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains
Year Climbed: 1987
First Ascent Information:
- First Ascent Year: 1889
- Season: Summer
- Route: Unknown. Also it is not clear that 1889 was the year of the first ascent. The ascent may have occurred as late as 1895. Additionally, we know that George A. McLeod made an early ascent during this time period.
- Party: E.T. Perkins and W. Griswold
- Other First Ascent: Winter ascent. Route unknown.
- Year: 1960
- Season: Winter
- Party: Louis Stur and others. Once again, I do not know the route or the exact year which was sometime in the 1960s.
- Other First Ascent: Winter ascent of the east ridge
- Year: 1992
- Season: Winter
- Party: Ron Watters, J. Lowry, D. McBride and J. Elphanson.