McChord Butte

Elevation: 5,749 ft
Prominence: 409

This peak is not in the book.

McChord Butte sits on a subsidiary ridge in the Snake River Canon west of Monroe Butte. According to Jon Fredland, who supplied the route information, the peak’s geographical location in the middle of the canyon makes it one of the windiest spots in Idaho.

McChord Butte from Monroe Butte.

McChord Butte from Monroe Butte. The mountain in the background is Big Lookout which is located in Oregon.

Access and Route

Drive US-95 10.0 miles north of Weiser and turn onto FS-600, the Mann Creek Road. The road is paved to the Mann Creek Reservoir and then it is a good gravel road that follows Mann Creek north/northwest into the forest. Continue until you reach the junction with FS-025. Turn left, cross Mann Creek on a bridge and follow this improved road up Adams Creek until it turns back on itself and to climb out of the drainage. A junction with FS-164 is found on this curve. FS-164 requires, at a minimum a high clearance vehicle. Follow it up hill to a ridge top where FS-164 continues to the right or west. Follow the road north through a gate and continue until the road starts to descend to the south just east of Point 5600. Find a wide place to park and then climb west to the ridge top and continue on to the summit. Class 2. USGS Monroe Butte

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Cuddy and Hitt Mountains

Longitude: -117.08019   Latitude: 44.53801

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