Elevation: 5,424 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Peak 5424 is located west of Slide Gulch and south of the Middle Fork Boise River. Access [(C)(1) on page 154.] The peak can be climbed from Trail Creek on the south or from the pass on the peak’s east ridge.
USGS Topo: Long Gulch
Access the peak by taking the Middle Fork Boise River to the Slide Gulch Road. [Access [(C)(1) on page 154.] To climb the peak via its east ridge, follow the Slide Gulch Road, FS-113, southeast from the Middle Fork to the first pass, which sits between Slide Gulch and Elk Creek. There is room for two vehicles to park on the pass.
To climb the peak from Trail Creek, continue driving south on FS-113 over the pass to Trail Creek. Turn right onto the Trail Creek Road, FS-221, and drive to the second big meadow where a side road proceeds toward the peak. Drive to the end of this two track and park.
East Ridge (Class 2)
From the pass, follow the south side of the fence line up the ridge. The east ridge leads all the way to the summit in a convoluted sort of way with plenty of ups and downs. There are game trails that you can follow in places. My GPS recorded 1.8 miles and 1,106 feet of total elevation gain and 299 feet of loss one way. Expect to work your way through brush in spots. As you approach the final slope, bypass the brush by keeping to the south side of the thicket.
South Ridge (Class 2)
The south ridge leads directly to the summit without all of the gyrations encountered climbing the east ridge. The starting point is lower, but total elevation gain will be roughly the same because there are no significant drops along the way. Access the ridge from Trail Creek. Keep to the left of the prominent cliff band and follow the ridge to the summit.
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