Paymaster Peak

Elevation: 10,292 ft

This peak is not in the book.


Paymaster Gulch Route. (Class 2). This peak offers a great view of the main Pioneer Crest (see photos below). Climb this peak from the East Fork Big Wood River Road. (B)(1) Follow the road for roughly 1.4 miles past Federal Gulch CG and park at the beginning of Paymaster Gulch. The old road ends in less than 0.5 miles. At 7,600 feet climb out of the main drainage and head due north to Point 10193. Follow the connecting ridge from this point into the saddle and then ascend to the summit in another 0.4 miles. Total distance is roughly 6.0 miles with about 3,200 feet of elevation gain. USGS Hyndman Peak.

The summit of Paymaster Peak from the trail. John Platt Photo.

The summit of Paymaster Peak from the trail. John Platt Photo.

Hyndman, Cobb and Old Hyndman from the summit. Basil Service Photo.

Old Hyndman from Paymaster Peak.

Old Hyndman from Paymaster Peak.

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

Year Climbed: 2008

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