Peak 10350

Elevation: 10,350 ft

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 10350 is one of four Boulder Mountain peaks with 300+ feet of prominence that surround Little Fall Creek. This is the most interesting of the four peaks. This peak can be climbed from most directions. You should be able to find a Class 2 route no matter which way you approach the peak. The other three peaks are Peak 10340, Peak 10356 and Peak 10300.

Peak 10350 viewed from the south.

Peak 10350 viewed from the south.

Little Fall Creek provides good access via a mining road that climbs up to 9,200. As of June 2015, the road is blocked by two large fallen trees just above the second creek crossing. Most high clearance vehicles, driven carefully can make it to the first creek crossing. A 4WD will be necessary above the creek crossing and even many 4WDs will have difficult crossing a large step on the talus slope above the first creek crossing. The road makes an excellent trail.

This peak has an impressive, nearly vertical west face. The remaining approaches to the peak are less problematic. You can climb the peak via its south face or southeast ridge which are both Class 2 and can reached from the end of the Little Fall Creek Road.

 West Ridge/South Face. Class 3.

The saddle which separates this peak from Peak 10356 can reached from Little Fall Creek or by traversing over from Peak 10356. The west ridge is a rugged, cliff encrusted line that leads can lead to the summit with some patience and good route finding skills. The route begins at the first opening in the cliffs near the point at the base of the ridge. The route works up from this point staying on the southeast side. As you gain elevation the route moderates. There are options to leave the route and move onto the steep south face. The south face is covered by small, lose talus and, while not difficult to climb, it is a pain to climb.

Approaching Peak 10350's west ridge.

Approaching Peak 10350’s west ridge.

The base of the west ridge. Proceeding past the climber, will lead across the base of the ridge to a point where you can ascend the face. Turn left at this point and climb the opening in the cliff to begin the ascent of the west ridge.

The base of the west ridge. Proceeding past the climber, will lead across the base of the ridge to a point where you can ascend the face. Turn left at this point and climb the opening in the cliff to begin the ascent of the west ridge.

The upper section of the west ridge above.

The upper section of the west ridge above.

The upper section of the south face. This photo shows the consistency of the slope.

The upper section of the south face. This photo shows the consistency of the slope.

USGS Meridian Peak

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boulder Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -114.26849   Latitude: 43.88049

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