Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 204.
Perhaps no other Idaho peak is more mysterious than the North Raker. The Rakers first caught the attention of the Underhills in 1934. The first ascent took another 15 years when it was climbed by Fred Beckey and Pete Schoening in 1949. The Rakers are in remote, trailless country. I believe the peak has only been climbed six times since the first ascent.
I have only viewed the Rakers from a distance with the summit of Blacknose Mountain being my closest vantage point. Ray Brooks has provided several photos on this page from his explorations of the area. Enjoy.
The North Raker from Blacknose Peak.
North side of North Raker 9,970′ on right, what everyone but the USGS map calls the South Raker 9,836′ at left.. The USGS map shows a 9558′ bump a 1/4 mile away as the South Raker. Ray Brooks Photo
Rakers from Mount Everly.
The Rakers from the ridge east & above Fall Creek looking west. North & South Raker are the obvious sharp summits at center. What the USGS calls South Raker is the next bump on the ridge to the left (south). Ray Brooks Photo
View of west-side of North Raker. The original Becky-Schoening route easily goes to the left-hand summit, then aid-climbs rotten-rock to the right-hand summit. From the description they likely went up the large crack. Ray Brooks Photo
North is up. My first trip in 2006, we did steep bush wacking combined with climbing from near Fern Falls on the S. Fork Payette into lake 7858. 2009 we went into Fall Creek. It also entailed route-finding and bushwacking. No trails & no signs of humans. Lots of wolf & bear sign. Map courtesy of Ray Brooks