Peak 10358 (Great Western Peak)

Elevation: 10,358 ft
Prominence: 298

This peak is not in the book.


Great Western Peak sits on the main Lemhi Crest between Mount Hoopes and Saddle Mountain. It has 298 feet of prominence. The peak has been climbed by Rick Baugher and Larry Prescott. Two Larry Prescott trip reports are linked below. The first discusses an unsuccessful attempt and the second his successful ascent. Both trip reports are full of stunning photos. USGS Tyler Peak

Larry’s August 20, 2016 climb was a solo ascent via Bartel Canyon with 4,200 feet of elevation gain with a round trip distance of 6.7 miles. Class 2. Larry reported that “the drive just to get to Bartel Canyon is a considerable feat across the desert. Reflecting back, I think it was about 45 minutes from highway 28 to the trailhead. The turnoff is well marked with a brown sign identifying several of the canyons on the east side of the southern mountains. Going into the canyon, the road narrows quite a bit. Expect scratches on the sides of your vehicle if you drive in all the way.” Once on foot he “found was a drainage choked with trees and brush. Noting that there “was no way I could guess a turnoff in such a thicket. The one gully that I could see presented a tall cliff face from one side to the other.” Larry continued up the drainage to the bowl between Point 10194 and Great Western. Reflecting on the difficult bushwhacked Larry rhetorically asked “Did I say that this was the mother of all bushwacks?” From the bowl Larry climbed northwest to the ridge which he followed to the summit.

The upper Bowl. Larry Prescott Photo

The upper Bowl. Larry Prescott Photo

The route to the ridge. Larry Prescott Photo

The route to the ridge. Larry Prescott Photo

The summit. Larry Prescott Photo

The summit. Larry Prescott Photo

Great Western Peak. Larry Prescott Photo

Great Western Peak. Larry Prescott Photo

 

Mountain Range: Lemhi Range

Longitude: -112.95349   Latitude: 43.96489

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