Elevation: 10,604 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 311.
One of the many peaks surrounding Mormon Gulch. Peak 10604 is worthy goal best reached via the mining road that leads from North Creek to the high Lemhi valley north of the peak.
Southwest Rib, Class 2+
Climb from the North Creek Road. [(C)(12) page 318. Follow this graded road 6.0 miles to the ranch at the mouth of North Creek Canyon. Park along the side of the road. From this point the road is closed to full size vehicles. ATVs can make it up the rough road. Larry Prescott drove an ATV clear up to the shoulder of Peak 10640. Larry reportrd “The trail/road we traveled was is remarkably good condition. It wound up the mountain and eventually would crest the ridge west of the summit.”
Larry and his son, Ben, climbed the southwest rib of Peak 10,604, aiming towards two small towers. Thanks to the ATV vehicle assist their ascent covered about a half mile to the summit with a 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Larry commented that “the relentless sliding scree up the nearly 1,000 elevation gain made the sweet approach a memory. Thank goodness for trekking poles. We muscled our way up the mountain on all fours. Climbing between the two towers we made our way to the summit.”