Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 204 of the book.
Perhaps no other Idaho peak is more mysterious than 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, trail-less country. I believe the peak has only been climbed 6 times since the first ascent. I have only viewed the Rakers from a distance, with the summit of Blacknose Mountain as my closest vantage point. Ray Brooks has provided several photos on this page from his explorations of the area. Enjoy. USGS Mount Everly
The North Side of North Raker (right) and what everyone but the USGS map calls South Raker is on the left. The USGS map shows a 9,558-foot bump 1/4 mile away as South Raker. Ray Brooks Photo
North Raker and South Raker as viewed from Mount Everly.
The Rakers as viewed from the ridge east & above Fall Creek, looking west. North Raker and 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 the West Side of North Raker. The original Beckey-Schoening route easily goes to the left-hand summit, then aid-climbs rotten rock to the right-hand summit. From the description, they probably climbed the large crack. Ray Brooks Photo
North is up. On my first trip in 2006, we did steep bushwhacking combined with climbing from near Fern Falls on the South Fork Payette to Lake 7858. In 2009, we went into Fall Creek. It also entailed route-finding and bushwhacking. No trails and no signs of humans. Lots of wolf and bear sign. Ray Brooks Map