Peak 10972 (No Respect Peak)

Elevation: 10,972 ft
Prominence: 352

This peak is not discussed in the book, though it is pictured on page 303.


George Reinier and Johnny Roache climbed it in June of 2014. George’s report is as follows:

West Rib Route. Class 2.

Back in early 2013 John & I were trying to figure out which of the peaks on our lists we wanted to climb first and agreed on the highest peaks with no sign of previous summit visitation (NSPSV) potential. We concluded that the top two choices would be 10972 and 10835. We also felt that even though we couldn’t find any account of any one climbing 10972, someone must have due to its proximity to Big Ck Peak, so we targeted 10835 first last year and found NSPSV. Being curious, we decided to climb 10972 this year.

We got our first views of 10972 as we pulled into Big Creek CG Thursday:

The view from the campground. George Reinier Photo

The view from the campground. 10972 center, Big Creek Peak right. George Reinier Photo

Friday morning we followed a nice trail up the N Fk of Big Ck. The trail crosses the creek about a mile in. We could see what was left of a nice bridge that had been washed out by spring flows so we opted to bushwhack the deadfall until the trail returned to our side of the river for another mile or so.

George Reinier Photo

George Reinier Photo

After 2 hours on the trail, we still had 4000′ to climb when we left it. Four hours later, we finally summited as the jet stream descended to greet our arrival. We were somewhat surprised to find NSPSV.

The view from the summit. George Reinier Photo.

The view from the summit. George Reinier Photo.

We chose to follow our ascent route down. The mountain is made of that talus that takes just as long to descend as it does to climb, which made for a 12 hour day.When we were sitting around the fire that night drinking victory beers, John recalled something in IACG about a suggested route for Big Creek Peak from the north which included a picture (below), so we broke out the book. The text reads: “The recommended route begins at Yellow pass …and then traverse around the west side of the next high point on the ridge”. That high point is Peak 10972 with 352′ of prominence …it just doesn’t get any respect.

The photo in my book showing my bypass of No Respect Peak.

The photo in my book showing my bypass of No Respect Peak.

 

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Lemhi Range

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 2014
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: From the North Fork Big Creek
  • Party: George Reinier and Johnny Roache

Longitude: -113.5503   Latitude: 44.4788

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