Elevation: 11,272 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 223. I added several photos by Pat McGrane which show the ridge’s granite terrain. Updated October 2018
This impressive but unnamed summit is a pyramid-shaped granite mountain that culminates in a pointed summit block that barely accommodates two climbers. It currently resides at number 5 on my list of favorite Idaho Climbs. Since it is centrally located it is an ideal place to orient yourself to the surrounding peaks, and the nearby Sawtooth, Lost River and Pioneer ranges. The northeast ridge is an enjoyable Class 3+ scramble.
I recommend naming the peak after the late Cecil Andrus who helped save the White Clouds from Molybdenum mining. I will make that proposal to the Board of Geographic Names five years after the Governor’s death as required by law.
Below, you will find a number of photos of the peak from many of the surrounding summits as well as links to two trip reports.