Peak 10220 (Liberty Mountain)

Elevation: 10,220 ft
Prominence: 320

This peak is not in the book. Note the USGS Gilmore Quad shows the elevation as 10,111. More recent measurements put the elevation at 10,220 feet.

Liberty Peak is located due east of Idaho State Highway 28 (ID-28) at Gilmore Summit and east of Meadow Lake. Based on my observations, I believe the peak can be climbed via its northern slopes from Meadow Lake but the only reported climb I have is by Larry Prescott who climbed the peak from the east. Larry’s east face route is summarized here and a link to his site is provided below.

East Face

Larry accessed the east face via a four-wheel drive (4WD) road that is found just north of Silver Moon Gulch. This road ends approximately 1 mile from the summit. Larry reported that,

The path to the east face of the mountain follows a well defined creek bed. The going was easy, not much brush. Soon the forest gave way to an open slope of rocks leading to the ridge of the mountain. I followed it straight to the top.

Ascending the east face. Larry Prescott Photo

Ascending the east face. Larry Prescott photo.

Larry continues,

The upper part of the steep ridge was a bit difficult. Deep snow made [for] slow going. I inched my way to the top and then carefully treaded solid ice to open rocks and then made for the summit.

Larry’s route climbs 1,800 feet in roughly 1.25 miles.

Class 3

USGS Topo: Gilmore

The view from the summit. Larry Prescott Photo

The view from the summit. Larry Prescott photo.

Larry's route up the face.

Larry’s route up the peak’s face.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Lemhi Range

Longitude: -113.29639   Latitude: 44.43129

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