Peak 5428 (Cathedral Butte)

Elevation: 5,428 ft
Prominence: 288

This peak is not in the book.

Cathedral  Butte is located northeast of Danskin Peak and northwest of Cathedral Rocks. Erik described this peak stating “Sprinkled granite and a couple early season ponds give this mellow ridge traverse a wonderful albeit false alpine feel. Lends STUNNING views of the most densely forested Danskin terrain, Danskin Peak rising 3k’ out of the deep and rugged Boise River SF canyon, and vast Smith Prairie giving way to the high Trinity Mountains.”

Cathedral Butte. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Cathedral Butte. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Access and Route. Class 2

To access the start of the Cathedral Rocks route use the directions on the Danskin Peak page to reach the saddle between Danskin Peak and Peak 6244 aka “Trail Peak.” From the saddle, follow the old abandoned road shown on the USGS Quad southeast. Erik reports that “This route contains a nice worn single track. It’ll be obvious when you need to leave the road and head east cross-country to your objectives, look for point 5,350′ on the Quad.”  Drop off the road to Point 5350 and then follow the ridge northwest to the summit.

Cathedral Butte route.

Cathedral Butte route.

USGS Danskin Peak

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Longitude: -115.63209   Latitude: 43.42619

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