Peak 11312 (Culmination Peak)

Elevation: 11,312 ft
Prominence: 1,012

This peak is not in the book. Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke provided the following route information for the peak’s west ridge and southwest face.. See their article on the missing Eleveners in the climbing history section of this site. Brett Sergenian provided the route information for the peak’s south and east ridges. Updated August 2019


This peak is located two miles southwest of Glassford Peak.

West Ridge, Class 3 by Judi Steciak 

From the South Fork of the East Fork of the Salmon River (reached from the Bowery Guard station (C)(4)(a.1)(p. 242) or Boulder Basin (A)(8)(a)(p. 241), gain the west ridge by climbing up the steep slopes just north of the creek that drains lake at 9,855 feet and follow the ridge to the summit. Bypass towers on the north or south side of the ridge. Combine this with the Southwest Face route for a loop hike.

Culmination Peak. George Reinier Photo

Southwest Face, Class 2 by Judi Steciak 

From the South Fork of the East Fork of the Salmon River (reached from the Bowery Guard station [(C)(4)(a.1) page 242] or Boulder Basin [(A)(8)(a) page 241] work your way up into the drainage from the lake at 9,855 feet by climbing up just south of the creek. You may find a cairned herd path that follows switchbacks up above the gorge between 7,800 and 8,000 feet. Walk up the drainage to about 9,800 feet and head northwest up the talus to the summit. Combine this with the West Ridge route for a loop hike.

South Ridge/Northeast Ridge Traverse, Class 4 by Brett Sergenian 

I accessed the peak from ID-75 and the North Fork Big Wood River. [(A)(9) page 241] As shown on my GPS track below, on the ascent I climbed the south ridge and gained it about a mile north of Down East Peak.  Most of the ridge was easy Class 3 except for one brief Class 4 section. On the descent I took the east ridge (which was Class 2 although from a distance it looks more difficult). Once the southeast face terrain moderated I left the ridge and descended down to face. My total distance was 13.8 miles with 5,130′ in elevation gain.

Brett Sergenian’s GPS track for his traverse.

Brett Sergenian’s GPS track for his traverse.

DFC&FC was The descent off the northeast ridge. Brett Sergenian Photo

Looking down the south ridge. Brett Sergenian Photo

Looking down the south ridge. Brett Sergenian Photo

The northeast ridge. Brett Sergenian Photo

The northeast ridge. Brett Sergenian Photo

Mountain Range: Boulder Mountains

Longitude: -114.5152   Latitude: 43.8947

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