Lupine Mountain by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,554 ft
Prominence: 254

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020


Date of Climb:  June 12, 2020

Lupine Mountain is the only named peak on a long ridge line extending north from Antelope Pass. This climb is part of a 4-peak journey that includes Peak 9579, Lupine Mountain,  Peak 9699, and Peak 9781. Do not attempt this ridge traverse on a windy day. USGS Shelly Mountain

Lupine Mountain (left of center) as viewed from the north. Livingston Douglas Photo

Access

Same as for Peak 9579. This is the second leg of a 4-peak journey that begins at Antelope Pass.

South Ridge, Class 3

The Climb

From the 9,260-foot connecting saddle with Peak 9579, scramble north along the rocky ridge to reach the rocky summit of Lupine Mountain. If you skirt the right/east side of the rocky ridge outcrops, the difficulty of this climb is only Class 2. The summit of Lupine Mountain has triangulation posts, wiring, and cairns as well as a USGS benchmark in a nearby ground boulder. It also has a large summit cairn.

The summit cairn atop Lupine Mountain with Peak 9579 (right of center) in mid-ground. Livingston Douglas Photo

The USGS benchmark atop Lupine Mountain. Livingston Douglas Photo

Looking north from the summit of Lupine Mountain at Peak 9699 (mid-ground). Livingston Douglas Photo

Round Mountain is the forested hump in mid-ground (dead center). The weaving, undulating connecting ridge from Lupine Mountain is probably the easiest way to reach Round Mountain. Livingston Douglas Photo

North Ridge, Class 3

The Descent

From the summit, downclimb a large buttress (Class 3) at the top of the north ridge to reach much easier terrain. After this buttress, there are no more rocky outcrops on the ridge. Drop to a minor saddle that is the connecting saddle between Lupine Mountain and Peak 9699 to the north. This concludes the second leg of today’s 4-peak journey. Peak 9699 is up next.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: White Knob Mountains

Longitude: -123.74959   Latitude: 43.79691

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