Peak 10648

Elevation: 10,648 ft
Prominence: 388

Peak 10648 viewed from the southeast ridge of Ferguson Peak blends in to Massacre Mountain.

This peak is not in the book.


There are 16 ranked summits on the Massacre Mountain quadrangle and this peak may be the least known of the bunch. It is located above Long Lost Creek and due west of Massacre Mountain and south of Ferguson Peak. Rick Baugher likely was the first person to climb this peak.

Peak 10648 viewed from the southeast ridge of Ferguson Peak blends in to Massacre Mountain.

Peak 10648 in the foreground viewed from the southeast ridge of Ferguson Peak blends in to Massacre Mountain.

Access

This peak is nest reached from Long Lost Creek. [(A)(6.1.1)(a), Page 290 and updated ar this link:  (6.1.1) FS-434, Long Lost Creek Road

South Ridge from Swauger Lake Trail, Class 2

The south ridge can be most easily reached from the Swaugher Lake Trail. Follow the Swauger Lake trail to the saddle above the lake. Then climb southwest to the 10,200 foot saddle at the peak’s south ridge. Follow the talus covered ridge to the summit.

Baugher South Gully/South Ridge Route, Class 2+

Hike up Long Lost Creek from the road end to roughly 8,600 feet. Turn west and climb  the large gully that climbs up to saddle on the peak’s south end. This gully bypasses the cliffs that makeup the peak’s southeast face. Climb this side canyon to 10,260 feet and then climb east to the summit. Class 2+ Use the link below to read Rick Baugher’s trip report.

USGS Massacre Mountain

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Lost River Range

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 2007
  • Season: Spring
  • Route: Southeast Face
  • Party: Rick Baugher

Longitude: -113.58009   Latitude: 44.06039

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