Elevation: 10,082 ft
Climbing and access information for this p2k peak is found on page 123. Deb Rose provided great photos documenting the route set forth in the book. Judi Steciak has provided a more detailed route description and photos for climbing the peak’s West South West ridge. These additions are found down the page. Updated April 2018
Mount McGuire is the highest point in the Bighorn Crags.
The following photos were taken by Deb Rose during a July 2015 climb via the standard route.
WSW Ridge, Class 2, by Judi Steciak
Where the intermittent stream enters Ship Island Lake from the saddle between McGuire and Pt. 9,270, start up the drainage on its west side. You may find old cut logs, blazes, and eventually switchbacks in the gravel near the saddle – evidence of a long abandoned trail that wanders across and up the drainage. Occasional flagging tape may remain from more recent usage. A few cairns of undetermined age exist as well. Once you reach the saddle, head up the WSW ridge over boulders to the summit.
Return the way you came or do a loop hike: descend the SEridge, walk down to the pond at 9,150 ft. and then follow the drainage towards Airplane Lake and the trail [(H)(220.127.116.11)(a.2) ] back to Ship Island Lake, a reversal of the description on p. 123.