Peak 10533 (Medusa)

Elevation: 10,533 ft
Prominence: 633

This peak is not in the book.


The Medusa sits just west of the Knoll on the main Lemhi crest. USGS Coal Kiln Canyon

Carl Hamke provided the following route information:

An IMR trip (including members Deborah Fulkerson and Deb Rose) hiked the E ridge of Medusa Peak from Bassinger Canyon (YDS 2+). This is a shorter approach to the peak than that given in the book.

Peak 10,533 (Medusa; 44.2828; -113.22275) East Ridge Class 2+

Follow the route description for Peak 10,490 (The Knoll) from Bassinger Canyon [(C)(7), p. 318] to the saddle on the peak’s west ridge. Head west up the east ridge of Medusa.

In the attached picture, taken from the west ridge of Bell Mountain, Medusa is the summit in the background on the left; The Knoll is on the right. The route from Bassinger Canyon runs up the prominent gully between them.

The Medusa on the left and the Knoll on the right. Carl Hamke Photo

The Medusa on the left and the Knoll on the right. Carl Hamke Photo

Deb Rose provided the following route photos.

Starting up the route. Deb Rose Photo

Starting up the route. Deb Rose Photo

The lower gully. Deb Rose Photo

The lower gully. Deb Rose Photo

Looking down the line of ascent. Deb Rose Photo

Looking down the line of ascent. Deb Rose Photo

The upper gully. Deb Rose Photo

The upper gully. Deb Rose Photo

Carl and Deborah on the summit ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Carl and Deborah on the summit ridge. Deb Rose Photo

The summit ridge. Deb Rose Photo

The summit ridge. Deb Rose Photo

The summit. Deb Rose Photo

The summit. Deb Rose Photo

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Lemhi Range

Longitude: -113.22259   Latitude: 44.26259

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