Elevation: 11,220 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Apex Peak is the 82nd-highest peak in Idaho. It is located north of Cleft Peak and east of Mount Corruption. USGS Leatherman Peak
Rick Baugher describes this peak as follows:
This peak, part of the long Breitenbach Spur, is the apex of a triangle formed by Dry Creek, Burnt Creek, and the Donkey Hills. On July 4, 1999, I found no sign of a prior summit visitation. The 1,000-foot snow tongue shown in the accompanying photo lasts well into Summer and offers good skiing. The peak’s limestone face contains abundant fossils of the Mississippian age like horn corrals and productids.
Access the peak from the Burnt Creek Canyon Roads [(A)(6.2) on Page 290]. Follow the road into the drainage until the road drops down off a high point to East Fork Burnt Creek.
North–Never Ending–Ridge Route, Class 2
From the end of the road, walk past the fence and follow the trail up East Fork Burnt Creek until you reach Burnt Creek Lake. This unofficial trail was in good shape in July 2017. The trail passes the lake on its East Side and disappears in the meadow at the South End of the lake. From here, climb due south up to the first saddle on the peak’s North Ridge to approximately 10,200 feet. From this point, the route climbs the ridge to the summit in roughly 3.7 miles with 3,200 feet of elevation gain.
Regions: EASTERN IDAHO->Lost River Range
Mountain Range: Lost River Range
Year Climbed: 2017
First Ascent Information:
- First Ascent Year: 1999
- Season: Summer
- Route: Via the face shown in the photo.
- Party: Rick Baugher
Longitude: -113.63929 Latitude: 44.11219
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