Mount Bush

Elevation: 9,620 ft
Prominence: 200

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 164. Updated September 2019


A subsidiary ridge running east from the main crest north of Fishhook Creek contains four formations that were first explored and climbed by the Iowa Mountaineers. From east to west these formations are Mount Bush, Mount Bruce, Harriets Pinnacle and Schwartz Pinnacle.  From 1948 until the mid-1970s Mount Bush was a serious destination for technical climbers. I have not heard of any recent climbing activity on this fine granite summit.

Mount Bush viewed from the west. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Mount Bush viewed from the west. Evilio Echevarria Photo

The Iowa Mountaineers’ Ridge viewed from Redfish Lake begins with Mount Bush.

The Iowa Mountaineers’ Ridge viewed from Redfish Lake begins with Mount Bush on the left..

Mount Bush viewed from the northeast. Evilio Echevaria Photo

Mount Bush viewed from the northeast. Evilio Echevaria Photo

This shot was taken looking north from the summit ridge of Mount Bush during a solo attempt on the peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

This shot was taken looking north from the summit ridge of Mount Bush during a solo attempt on the peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1948
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: East Ridge
  • Party: Iowa Mountaineers
  • Other First Ascent: North Face
  • Year: 1972
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: Lyman Dye and K. Morrison
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  • Other First Ascent: Southwest Face
  • Year: 1972
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: Lyman Dye

Longitude: -115.00589   Latitude: 44.12711

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