North Hansel Mountains High Point by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,986 ft
Prominence: 1,646

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North Hansel Mountains HP as viewed from Peak 6774 to the north. The 2-mile connecting ridge has an old 2-track road covering most of it. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Livingston climbed this peak via a long ridge walk. For a shorter climb see Rick Baugher’s trip report which is outlined below. Updated November 2020


Date of Climb:  October 15, 2020

North Hansel Mountains HP is located SSE of Holbrook, Idaho on the west side of Pocatello Valley and several miles south of ID-38. It can be climbed via its LONG north ridge from ID-38 with Peak 6774 bagged along the way. The hard work is getting to the top of Peak 6774. From there, it is a 2-mile cruise southward on magnificent open terrain to North Hansel Mountains HP. The summit looks pyramidal when viewed from the north (see photo). The peak has a whopping 1,646 feet of prominence. USGS Co-op Spring

North Hansel Mountains HP as viewed from Peak 6774 to the north. The 2-mile connecting ridge has an old 2-track road covering most of it. Livingston Douglas Photo

North Hansel Mountains HP as viewed from Peak 6774 to the north. The 2-mile connecting ridge has an old 2-track road covering most of it. Livingston Douglas Photo

Access

Same as for Peak 6774. This is the second leg of a 2-peak adventure that begins at ID-38 and covers 11.0 miles and 3,625 feet of elevation gain.

North Ridge, Class 1

The Climb

From the 6,260-foot connecting saddle with Peak 6774, follow an old 2-track jeep road along the ridge crest all the way to the summit of North Hansel Mountains HP, with a few more ridge wiggles and humps to contend with. The summit has a large cairn and magnificent views. It is most certainly the high point on this ridge.

A closer view of North Hansel Mountains HP as viewed from the north ridge. Pic #1094: North Hansel Mountain as viewed from the east. Peak 6774 is the pointed hump just right of center. North Hansel Mountains HP is 2 miles to its south (left in the photo) and is the minor hump left of center. Livingston Douglas Photo

A closer view of North Hansel Mountains HP as seen from the north ridge.
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North Hansel Mountain as viewed from the east. Peak 6774 is the pointed hump just right of center. North Hansel Mountains HP is 2 miles to its south (left in the photo) and is the minor hump left of center. Livingston Douglas Photo

North Hansel Mountain as viewed from the east. Peak 6774 is the pointed hump just right of center. North Hansel Mountains HP is 2 miles to its south (left in the photo) and is the minor hump left of center. Livingston Douglas Photo

The large summit cairn atop North Hansel Mountains HP. Livingston Douglas Photo

The large summit cairn atop North Hansel Mountains HP. Livingston Douglas Photo

Looking north from the summit of North Hansel Mountains HP. Peak 6774 is in mid-ground (dead center). Livingston Douglas Photo

Looking north from the summit of North Hansel Mountains HP. Peak 6774 is in mid-ground (dead center). Livingston Douglas Photo

Looking south from the summit of North Hansel Mountains HP. A magnificent view of the North Hansel Mountains. Livingston Douglas Photo

Mountain Range: Bannock Range

Longitude: -112.59301   Latitude: 42.07129

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