Peak 5180 (Plan B Peak)

Elevation: 5,180 ft
Prominence: 760

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 5180 is the northwestern-most ranked Danskin Mountains summit. Climb the peak from Deadman Creek which is midway between the Bender and Willow Creek trailheads on Blacks Creek Road. There is a good parking spot on the West Side of the road and the trail up the creek bottom (closed to motor vehicles) is surprisingly good. The most direct route leaves the creek roughly a mile from the road and climbs directly to the summit.

However, this is open country with few trees and there are dozens of lines that will lead to the summit. We hiked to the divide southwest of the summit and then followed the ridge to the top. Our total trip was 7.5 miles with 2,100 feet of elevation gain. This included a side trip out to a viewpoint north of the peak. See the GPS track below. USGS Grape Mountain

Peak 5180 viewed from its western most summit.

Peak 5180 as viewed from its West Summit.

My GPS track.

My GPS track.

Kepros Peak from Peak 5180. The Danskins cover a large swath of Idaho but are little known to most. As this view demonstrates the range has a lot,ridges to wander across.

Kepros Mountain as viewed from Peak 5180. The Danskin Mountains cover a large swath of Idaho but are little known. As this view demonstrates, the range has a lot of ridges.

The views from the summit are big in every direction but the view into the South Fork Boise River Canyon is the view of the day.

The views from the summit of Peak 5180 are big in every direction but the view into the South Fork Boise River Canyon is the most stunning.

 

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -115.83609   Latitude: 43.56001

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