Peak 10766 (Tuscany Peak)

Elevation: 10,776 ft

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 325. Updated July 2018


This ragged jumble of  broken rock is located 1.2 miles northwest of Italian Peak.

Tuscany Peak from the Scott Peak/Huhs Horn saddle.

Tuscany Peak from the Scott Peak/Huhs Horn saddle.

Tuscany Peak 10776′, prominence 346′, is on the Idaho-Montana Continental Divide, 0.8 mile NW of parent Italian Peak. See Scott Peak 7.5′ quad. On 8/9/01 Rick Baugher followed the route described in the book (pg 325). Here is his report.

From locked gate at 7200′ in Scott Canyon on the Idaho side of the Beaverhead Mountains, hike single track motorcycle trail up canyon. Off trail, ascend rubbly gully N to reach 10020′ saddle. This is SW spur of Italian Peak. Having already done Italian Peak, I opted for a debatable short cut by doing a longish side hilling ascent to the 10420′ Italian-Tuscany saddle on the C-D. From here, followed game trail NW on ridge until faced with gnarly rotten limestone towers.”

Passed around these obstacles by finding a ledge system along the headwall of the Nicholia Creek drainage on the Montana side. Rick Baugher Photo

Passed around these obstacles by finding a ledge system along the headwall of the Nicholia Creek drainage on the Montana side. Rick Baugher Photo

With a little Class 3 climbing gained the 10776′ summit of Tuscany Peak. Built cairn, left register on this remote summit. Found something like a nylon gasket, indicating someone in the recent past had been up here.
Further to the NW, on Point 10645′, was an iron stateline milepost marker (MP 576) placed by the Carpenter Stateline Survey in 1905.

SW aspect of Tuscany Peak as seen from 'Little Caesar' 9041' (forks of Italian Canyon) on 7/29/11. Tuscany summit is on right, about in center of ragged portion." Rick Baugher Photo

SW aspect of Tuscany Peak as seen from ‘Little Caesar’ 9041′ (forks of Italian Canyon) on 7/29/11.
Tuscany summit is on right, about in center of ragged portion.” Rick Baugher Photo

 

 

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -112.8642   Latitude: 44.3699

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