Mayan Temple

Elevation: 10,080 ft
Prominence: 320

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 196.


The Mayan Temple is located northeast of Packrat Peak. This peak is seldom climbed due to its remote location and the proximity of a bigger prize, Warbonnet Peak. John Platt remembers “Tom McLeod and I “accidentally” climbed Mayan Temple, trying to climb Warbonnet. It was not difficult, but without a rope was exposed Class 4 or 5. Tom, being way faster than me in such terrain, was well ahead when I heard “Oh, Fuck!” from above me. Not knowing if he had fallen, I continued on. I recall a somewhat broad summit consisting entirely of loose boulders. As I gingerly picked my way up through that, there was Tom, pointing and exclaiming, ‘There’s Warbonnet over there!”

Mayan Temple. John Platt Photo

Mayan Temple. John Platt Photo

Packrat and Mayan Temple(on the right) from the Elephants Perch.

Packrat and Mayan Temple from the Elephants Perch.

The Mayan Temple at its most spectacular from the col above Bead Lake.

The Mayan Temple at its most spectacular from the col above Bead Lake.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

First Ascent Information:

  • Other First Ascent: Northwest Ridge
  • Year: 1978
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: Kirk Bachman, J. Splitgerber and A. Dzmura
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  • Other First Ascent: Northeast Ridge
  • Year:
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: Kirk Bachman
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  • Other First Ascent: West Face
  • Year:
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: Jeff and kelly Rhoads.

Longitude: -115.04816   Latitude: 44.061053

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