Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 200. Additional route information below.
Imogene Peak viewed from ID-75 and the Petitt Lake Road. John Platt Photo.
Imogene Peak Traverse. Andrew Chiles and I traversed the peak on July 13, 2014. We climbed the Standard Route from Farley Lake and then descended the East Ridge Route. See John Platt’s trip report for a route up the east ridge. A few notes on the Yellowbelly Lake Road. It is not getting any better. You will need a 4WD. A couple of spots are very bad due to the dirt eroding away from the bed rock which has left some very high obstacles. It takes at least 30 minutes to drive to the trail head from ID-75. The trail to Farley Lake is in good shape. The one stream crossing will be difficult during high water. It is 1.39 miles to the turn off for the East Ridge Route. It is 4.6 miles to the turn for the Standard Route. Our loop measured out at 10.2 miles.
The Standard Route leaves the trail at the first drainage west of a greenish pond. This photo was taken about 300 feet above the trail.
Looking down to the trail and the lake.
Higher up the route narrows. The footing is generally good.
The north face of Parks Peak shows a nice line for a snow climb a little bit earlier than July.
Once on the summit ridge the view opens up. Payette Peak is in the middle of this shot.
Once you hit the top of the peak’s west ridge it is a short scramble east to the summit. Andrew Chiles Photo.
A little scrambling on the west ridge. Andrew Chiles Photo.
Looking back down the west ridge. Snowyside Peak in the distance.
Looking down the east ridge and out to Yellowbelly Lake and Petitt Lake. The east ridge route drops down 300 feet and then descends to the north base of the ridge and parallels the ridge down the drainage.