Peak 4973

Elevation: 4,973 ft
Prominence: 393

This peak is not in the book.

Peak 4973 is the westernmost peak in the Danskin Mountains. The peak sits just east of Lucky Peak Reservoir. Kepros Peak is located to the northeast and Peak 5380 is found east, southeast of this summit.

Peak 4973’s western summit from the eastern summit.

I was told that a few people have boated across the reservoir and climbed the peak’s western slopes. This would undoubtedly be the shortest approach. For those of us without a boat, the summit can only be reached by along walk. The access is the same as for Kepros. Follow the Kepros directions for roughly 3.0 miles to a saddle 0.75 miles north of Peak 5380. The elevation at this point is 5,100 feet and you will find a locked gate. Climb over the gate and follow the an old road out to the summit. The road ungulates up and down making the 2.5 mile walk a significant undertaking.

My GPS recorded 3,100 feet of elevation gain and 11.0 miles on the round trip journey. I also note that there are two summits of nearly equal height separated by a half mile. The westernmost summit is marked as the high point on maps but based on my observations I am not sure that is correct. Class 1. USGS Arrowrock Dam

Looking back east to the main ridge from the midpoint. I marked the route where it is visible in the photo to give you an idea of the undulating route.

My GPS generated elevation profile shows the significant amount of up and down involved in hiking this to peak from Blacks Creek Pass.

My GPS track.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2017

Longitude: -115.97319   Latitude: 43.54959

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