Lions Head

Elevation: 7,288 ft
Prominence: 1,388

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Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 38 of the book. The route information contained in the book came from Neil McAvoy, who made the first ascent in 1964. I note that there is a SummitPost entry for this peak that is critical of the book entry, calling it completely wrong. Since Neil passed away many years ago it is not possible to secure a response from him. Updated October 2021

This twin summit peak is one of Idaho’s most impressive mountains. The eastern summit is the highest by 62 feet. The western summit is granite fortress with no easy route to the summit. USGS Smith Peak

Access and Routes

The Summit Post entry for this peak includes routes for both summits and updated access information. Use the link below.

Also, make sure you watch the spectacular Hiking with Justin video (linked below) for a film that will wet your appetite.


Mountain Range: Selkirk Mountains

Longitude: -116.71639   Latitude: 48.78619


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