Peak 10540 (Hemingway Peak)

Elevation: 10,540 ft
Prominence: 440

This peak is not in the book. Updated July 2020


Hemingway Peak is located a mile WNW of Peak 10598 and is accessed from the same road. I believe that Rick Baugher first identified the peak as Hemingway Peak, which seems entirely appropriate to me. USGS Rock Roll Canyon

Hemingway Peak. Dan Robbins Photo

Hemingway Peak. Dan Robbins Photo

Access

Park Creek Road, FS-140 and the Trail Creek Loop Trail, FST-126 [(B)(1)(a) Page 242]. The Trail Creek Loop Trail, FST-126 has not been maintained in many years. Furthermore, trail is not in the location shown on the FS topographic map. See the map below. The tread is easy to follow until roughly 9,000 feet. After that point, there are cairns marking the route until treeline. Expert route finding skills are recommended.

This sign is located a hundred yards from the trailhead. Go left.

This sign is located a hundred yards from the trailhead. Go left.

East Ridge, Class 2+

Follow Trail Creek Loop Trail to the tarn filled basin below Hemingway Peak which is south of the peak’s East Ridge. Climb to the saddle on the East Ridge using a goat trail. Once on the ridge, follow the ridge to the summit.

There are several small ponds in the uppermost reaches of the West Fork Trail Creek. This pond sits just below the saddle on Hemingway’s east ridge.

There are several small ponds in the uppermost reaches of the West Fork Trail Creek. This pond sits just below the saddle on Hemingway’s east ridge.

The east ridge is steep but obstacle free.

The east ridge is steep but obstacle free.

My GPS track to Hemingway and Murdock Peaks. It 9s 4.9 miles with 2,500 feet of elevation gain to the top of Hemingway Peak. It is another 0.5 miles with an additional 350 feet of elevation gain to the summit of Murdock Peak.

My GPS track to Hemingway and Murdock Peaks. It 9s 4.9 miles with 2,500 feet of elevation gain to the top of Hemingway Peak. It is another 0.5 miles with an additional 350 feet of elevation gain to the summit of Murdock Peak.

Mountain Range: Boulder Mountains

Year Climbed: 2020

Longitude: -114.3547   Latitude: 43.8461

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