Elevation: 5,820 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020
Date of Climb: October 18, 2020
Peak 5820 is a forested hump with a cliffed summit block. It is located on the east side of North Canyon and most easily climbed from a road junction at the base of its west face. Peak 5820 is readily visible from a good distance thanks to the open sagebrush terrain in the surrounding area. This peak, however, is well forested with scattered junipers. USGS Holbrook
From the [signed] junction of Meadow Brook Road/BLM-027 at ID-37, drive 4.4 miles southwest then west to a [signed] junction with North Canyon Road/BLM-064. Please note that North Canyon Road is signed as “1000 South.” Turn left/south onto North Canyon Road and drive 2.7 miles south to a [signed] road junction with BLM-634. Park at this junction (5,035 feet).
West Shoulder/West Face, Class 3
From the road junction, scramble east up a rounded shoulder of field grass and sagebrush to reach a patch of junipers. Continue upward through the junipers to reach a scrub slope. After that, the terrain is a mix of scattered junipers and scrub up a steeper face section to reach a minor headwall (Class 3). Climb over it to reach the base of the summit block. Go right/south to find a chute/notch to climb up onto the summit plateau (Class 3). Once atop the summit plateau, scramble left/north along a choppy combination of talus/boulders, dead junipers, and scrub to reach the summit of Peak 5820 at the north end of the tilted summit plateau.
There was no summit cairn so I built one. When you descend, look for a steep chute (Class 3+) to downclimb that is about 30-40 yards south of the summit high point. This will save some time in traversing the rocky, choppy summit plateau to the slightly-easier Class 3 chute farther south. This descent route is a bit shorter than the ascent route described. Follow the west face down to the west shoulder and back to the road junction.