Peak 5180

Elevation: 5,180 ft
Prominence: 594

This peak is not in the book. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range.


Peak 5180 is the high point on a complex north-south ridge that forms the eastern side of the upper Reynolds Creek drainage. This unnamed peak sits one mile south of Windy Point, the only named feature on the ridge. The ridge can be reached from either the Reynolds Creek Road which leaves ID-78 just south of its junction with ID-45 or from the Rabbit Creek Road aka Reynolds Stage Road which leaves ID-78 at the north end of Murphy. The latter road is the quickest access but both roads are well maintained.

Peak 5180 from the west.

Peak 5180 from the west.

The peak and the entire ridge consists of open terrain and thus, an ascent can be made from any direction. We climbed the peak via a ridge on its western side. The Rabbit Creek aka Stage Road runs between Murphy and Reynolds. The BLM has designated a two track which runs along the west side of the ridge containing Peak 5180 as P-100. Access this signed road a mile or so east of the Reynolds cemetery. You will want a 4WD to follow the road.

Jon Fredland and I followed the P-100 for 2.0 miles and parked just short of a rough gully crossing which I did not want to drive across. We then proceeded along the road on foot for 0.25 miles to peak’s rounded west ridge. We hiked up the ridge for 1.5 miles and 800 feet of gain to the summit. Just below the summit you will find a fire break and a fence with a conviently placed gate. There are nice views in all directions from the summit.

My GPS track in red and the approximate route of The approach road in green.

My GPS track in red and the approximate route of The approach road in green.

USGS Reynolds

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -116.70689   Latitude: 43.19401

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