Elevation: 5,610 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020
Date of Climb: October 20, 2020
Peak 5610 is a rather nondescript hump that is dotted with junipers. It is a mish-mash of gullies and shoulders. The summit is difficult to see from the Black Pine-Stone Road due to the juniper-clad intervening shoulders. Peak 5610 offers a nice view of the Stone Hills to the south. USGS The Cove
BLM-667 is located just north of the Stone Hills and is on the north side of the Black Pine-Stone Road/BLM-604. The road junction is signed. This road junction is exactly 15.0 miles southwest of the junction of ID-38 and ID-37 in Holbrook and is 7.6 miles east of the west end of the Black Pine-Stone Road just west of I-84 and south of the town site of Black Pine. The Black Pine-Stone Road/BLM-604 begins at its junction with 3600W/BLM-607 just west of I-84.
South Shoulder/Southeast Ridge, Class 2
From the base of BLM-667 at the Black Pine-Stone Road (5,105 feet), hike northwest across easy, open scrub to reach a juniper-clad shoulder. Follow this shoulder north to the southeast ridge. Scramble northwest through sagebrush and other brush to reach the semi-open, juniper-clad summit of Peak 5610. The summit had no summit cairn. Please note that the southeast side of Peak 5610 is a maze of dry gullies and shoulders. Just pick either a gully or a shoulder and follow it to the southeast ridge. The gullies are free of junipers and are generally an easier route. Once on the southeast ridge, it is a straightforward ridge traverse to the top.