Mount McGuire

Elevation: 10,082 ft
Prominence: 3,542

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.

Approaching the summit of Mount McGuire.

Approaching the summit of Mount McGuire.

The following photos were taken by Deb Rose during a July 2015 climb via the standard route.

Climbing Mount McGuire. Deb Rose Photo

Climbing Mount McGuire. Deb Rose Photo

Approaching the beginning of the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Approaching the beginning of the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

A small tarn at the base of the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

A small tarn at the base of the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Starting up the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Starting up the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Higher up its a bit blocky. Deb Rose Photo

Higher up its a bit blocky. Deb Rose Photo

Mount McGuire

The last section of the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Mount McGuire

The original summit register dating back to 1926. Deb Rose Photo

Mount McGuire

The summit benchmark. Deb Rose Photo


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)(4.1.1.1)(a.2) ] back to Ship Island Lake, a reversal of the description on p. 123.

Mt. McGuire from Aggipah Mountain with the WSW ridge in view and the SE ridge in profile. Judi Steciak Photo

Mt. McGuire from Aggipah Mountain with the WSW ridge in view and the SE ridge in profile. Judi Steciak Photo

Walking up the WSW ridge of McGuire with Aggipah Mountain in the backgrolund. Judi Steciak Photo

Walking up the WSW ridge of McGuire with Aggipah Mountain in the backgrolund. Judi Steciak Photo

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Eastern Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 1983

Longitude: -114.6021   Latitude: 45.1739

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