Peak 10340

Elevation: 10,340 ft
Prominence: 360

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 10340 is one of four Boulder Mountain peaks with 300+ feet of prominence that surround Little Fall Creek. This peak can be climbed from all of the drainages that surround it. You should be able to find a Class 2 route no matter which way you approach the peak.

Little Fall Creek provides good access via a mining road that climbs up to 9,200 feet. As of June 2015, the road was blocked by two large fallen trees just above the second creek crossing. Most high-clearance vehicles (driven carefully) can make it to the first creek crossing. A 4WD will be necessary above the creek crossing, and many 4WDs will have difficulty crossing a large step on the talus slope above the first creek crossing. The road makes an excellent hiking trail. USGS Rock Roll Canyon

Northeast Ridge, Class 2

Access the Northeast Ridge from the end of the road at 9,200 feet and follow it to the summit. The ridge rises steeply through forest terrain and then moderates above treeline. It has no major obstacles.

Little Fall Creek approach.

The Little Fall Creek approach.

Higher up Little Falls Creek approach.

Higher up Little Fall Creek approach.

The blockage above the Falcons creek crossing on the Little Falls Creek approach. These huge trees will not be easy to move.

The blockage above the Falcons Creek crossing on the Little Fall Creek approach. These huge trees will not be easy to move.

The lower section of the east ridge are forested but once you break out of the trees, you will have clear going.

The lower section of the Northeast Ridge is forested. Once you break out of the trees, you will have clear going.

Almost to the summit.

Almost to the summit.

 

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boulder Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -114.28179   Latitude: 43.87089

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