Peak 10564 (Murdock Peak)

Elevation: 10,564 ft
Prominence: 384

Murdock Peak viewed from the ponds located east of the summit.

This peak is not in the book. Updated July 2020


Murdock Peak is located on the west flank of West Fork Trail Creek between Hemingway Peak and Mallory Peak. USGS Rock Roll Canyon

Murdock Peak viewed from the ponds located east of the summit.

Murdock Peak viewed from the ponds located northeast of the summit.

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.

North Ridge, Class 2

From the upper reaches of the West Fork Trail Creek, climb to the saddle between Murdock and Hemingway Peaks. A steep goat trail switchbacks up to the ridge top. Once on the ridge you can follow goat trails on the west side of the ridge most of the way to the summit or stay directly on the ridge crest. The south ridge of Hemingway Peak can also be easily climbed from the saddle.

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: -114.35749   Latitude: 43.85219

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