Peak 5740

Elevation: 5,740 ft
Prominence: 600

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 5740 sits due west of Little Camas Reservoir and just north of ID-20 where it crosses Windy Gap. The nearly treeless peak is an easy ascent from Windy Gap. You will find a pull out on the north side of the highway just east of the top of the pass. A road accesses private property from this pull out. Don’t block the road. Walk down the edge of the highway until you see a fence line running up the south ridge. This fence is the boundary for private land to the west and Forest Service land to the east. Start up at this point and cross the highway fence. The fence is built so that the wire can be taken down in the winter. Thus, you can easily cross it.

Peak 5740 from the west.

Peak 5740 from the west. Windy Gap is on the far right.

Once across the fence, follow the ridge to the summit. The fence ends shortly at a tree. I recommend taking a map that shows the public and private land with you so that you can stay legal. It’s just under 1 mile to the summit with 800 feet of gain. Class 2.

USGS Topo: Anderson Ranch Damimg_4320

Looking down the south ridge to Windy Gap and Idaho 20.

Looking down the south ridge to Windy Gap and Idaho 20.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -115.40809   Latitude: 43.32829

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