Peak 10356

Elevation: 10,356 ft

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 10356 is one of four Boulder Mountain peaks with 300+ feet of prominence that surround Little Fall Creek. 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 10350 and Peak 10300. Additionally, you can traverse to Peak 10102 from this peak.

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.

Peak 10356 viewed from the northeast ridge of Peak 10340.

Peak 10356 viewed from the northeast ridge of Peak 10340.

Traverse from Peak 10340. Class 2.

The traverse from Peak 10340 has a few obstacles below the summit of this peak which can be avoided by wading through lose talus or confronted by a bit of Class 3 climbing on rock outcrops. From the summit of Peak 10340 follow the connecting ridge north into the saddle than climb up the south ridge. This saddle can also be reached from the end of the Fall Creek Road via game trails without too much difficulty.

Looking north from the summit of Peak 10340 to the connecting saddle with peak 10356.

Looking north from the summit of Peak 10340 to the connecting saddle with peak 10356.

Looking across the saddle between Peak 10340 and Peak 10356. Peak 10356's south ridge rises up,the middle of the photo.

Looking across the saddle between Peak 10340 and Peak 10356. Peak 10356’s south ridge rises up,the middle of the photo.

A closer view of Peak 10356's south ridge.

A closer view of Peak 10356’s south ridge.

Rick Baugher's note in the summit register.

Rick Baugher’s note in the summit register.

USGS Meridian Peak

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boulder Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -114.27869   Latitude: 43.87829

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