Mount Regan

Elevation: 10,190 ft
Prominence: 1,690

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on pages 159 to 160.


Mount Regan is perhaps the most photographed of all Sawtooth peaks. Its northwest face has graced dozens of calendars and book covers. It is a peak that is highly visible from many other Sawtooth peaks. Below you will find a few photos showing the Southeast Ridge Route and a lot of shots of the peak from different vantage points.


North Ridge (YDS 5.2)

See Greg Parker’s trip report for the details.


Southeast Ridge Route  (Class 3-4)

This was the route of the first ascent by the Underhills and Dave Williams. The following photos document the route.

The approach crosses a lot of broken rock. The climber is approaching a gully that leads to the top of the ridge.

The approach crosses a lot of broken rock. The climber is approaching a gully that leads to the top of the ridge.

The ascent to the top of the peak's southeast ridge crosses a steep talus littered slope.

The ascent to the top of the peak’s southeast ridge crosses a steep talus littered slope.

The talus slope eventually leads to the ridge top.

The talus slope eventually leads to the ridge top.

Once on the top of the ridge, the climbing is steep but does not encounter any significant obstacles until you reach the summit block.

Once on the top of the ridge, the climbing is steep but does not encounter any significant obstacles until you reach the summit block.

Once on top of the ridge the route is straight forward to the summit block. This shot shows the summit block's east face.

Once on top of the ridge the route is straight forward to the summit block. This shot shows the summit block’s east face.

The cairn marks the spot where a ledge leads out onto the east face. Dave Pahlas Photo

The cairn marks the spot where a ledge leads out onto the east face. Dave Pahlas Photo

John Fadgen exiting the ledge and entering the final line up the east face. Dave Pahlas Photo

John Fadgen exiting the ledge and entering the final line up the east face. Dave Pahlas Photo

I will post more photos for this route as soon as I find them.


A photo tour of the many faces of Mount Regan.

Regan

  • East Face of Mount Regan above Sawtooth Lake.

    East Face of Mount Regan
    above Sawtooth Lake.

    Climbing the East Face, Mount Regan Brian Wright Photo

    Climbing the East Face,
    Mount Regan
    Brian Wright Photo

    Mt. Regan and Sawtooth Lake in late June. Matt Durrant Photo

    Mt. Regan and Sawtooth Lake in late June. Matt Durrant Photo

    Regan from Peak 9820.

    Regan from Peak 9820.

    Regan from Mount Carter.

    Regan from Mount Carter.

    Regan from Horstman Peak.

    Regan from Horstman Peak.

    Regan from Baron Peak.

    Regan from Baron Peak.

    The upper north face of Mount Regan.

    The upper north face of Mount Regan.

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

Year Climbed: 1986

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1934
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: Southeast Ridge (Class 4)
  • Party: Robert Underhill, Merriam Underhill and Dave Williams.
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  • Other First Ascent: First Winter Ascent
  • Year: 1971
  • Season: Winter
  • Party: Joe Leonard, Norm Garrison, Ron Sergent and Bill Weaver

Longitude: -115.0661586   Latitude: 44.15978

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