Merriam Lake Peak aka Merriam Pinnacle

Elevation: 11,180 ft
Prominence: 360

This peak is not in the book. Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke provided the following route information. See their article on the missing Eleveners in the Climbing History Section.


(Class 4)

W. A. McIntyre and O. J. Smith made the first ascent of record on July 11, 1964.  From Miriam Lake [(C)(3.1)(b)(p. 274)], they  “Came up the draw from inlet of lake, then along ridge from east to west.  Used rope twice along knife edge of ridge.”  They suggested the name of Merriam Peak, but a summit in the White Cloud Mountains already bears that moniker.

The Class 3 draw followed by W. A. McIntyre and O. J. Smith to reach the ridge crest of Merriam Pinnacle.  In the far distance, Bell Mountain peeks over a shoulder of Mount Corruption. Stecaik Hamke Photo.

The Class 3 draw followed by W. A. McIntyre and O. J. Smith to reach the ridge crest of Merriam Pinnacle.  In the far distance, Bell Mountain peeks over a shoulder of Mount Corruption. Stecaik Hamke Photo.

Merriam Pinnacle.

Merriam Pinnacle. Bob Boyles Photo

Merriam Pinnacle viewed from the east face of Idaho.

Merriam Pinnacle viewed from the east face of Idaho. Wes Collins Photo

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Lost River Range

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1964
  • Season: Spring
  • Route: The same as the route described above.
  • Party: W. A. McIntyre and O. J. Smith

Longitude: -113.75337   Latitude: 44.1095

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