Elevation: 6,107 ft
This cone is not in the book. Published December 2019
Paisley Cone is Peak #7 of the Craters 10-Pack
Paisley Cone is a rocky outcrop with a steep west face. This cone offers all kinds of lava terrain: loose gravel, boulders, the ever-present talus/scree and rocky outcrops. It is best approached from either the east or the south via the Loop Road. USGS Inferno Cone
Northwest Ridge, Class 2
Drive up the Craters of the Moon National Monument Loop Road to the parking area for the Inferno Cone “trail.” Park here (6,040 feet). This climb is part of a multi-peak endeavor that includes Big Craters, Silent Cone, North Crater, and Paisley Cone. This route is the next leg of a traverse from North Crater to Paisley Cone.
From the gravelly saddle at the base of the northwest ridge, scramble up loose lava gravel then scrub/grass to reach the ridge. Follow the ridge on scrub/grass to the narrow, rocky outcrop that is the summit of Paisley Cone.
South Ridge, Class 2
Same as for the northwest ridge. This route is the final leg of a loop route that begins and ends at the Inferno Cone trailhead parking area.
From the summit, descend the crumbly, rocky south ridge to a gravel slope lower down. Follow a footpath on the gravel slope leading southwest to intercept the Loop Road. Hike up the Loop Road a short distance to reach the Inferno Cone trailhead parking area. The exposure on the right/west side of the south ridge is serious so be careful.
Regions: SNAKE RIVER PLAIN
Mountain Range: Snake River Plain
Longitude: -113.54889 Latitude: 43.45049