Elevation: 5,915 ft
This peak is not in the book. Livingston Douglas added a new route and a photo. Updated November 2022
Peak 5915 is at the west end of the Soldier Mountains. The peak is located on an isolated parcel of Boise National Forest land just west of the Featherville Road. USGS Cat Creek Summit
From US-20, drive north on Featherville Road for roughly 1.25 miles to the Castle Rock Road (see Page 155 for additional access information). Turn left/west and drive a short distance until you see a gate in the fence on your right. Park here. The gate is chained shut. However, if you look closely at the fence to the east of the gate, you will notice that the two middle wires are clipped to the pole using a three-staple technique that will allow you to pull one staple and pull the wire away from the fence. Loosen the two middle wires stretch them apart and cross through the fence. Put the wire back as you found it and you are ready to climb the peak.
South Slopes/East Face, Class 3
The route to the summit heads north where open, steep slopes climb up to the summit block. I recommend taking the South Ridge which ends on the east side of the summit block. The summit block on this side is a short, easy Class 3 scramble of roughly 25 feet. This route covers 0.9 miles and 423 feet of elevation gain.
East Face, Class 2 by Livingston Douglas
This is the shortest route to the summit and does not require a difficult cattle fence crossing. Park along the Featherville Highway at the base of the [obvious] east face (5,530 feet). Cross an easy cattle fence early on and bushwhack west up through sagebrush, aiming directly at the rocky summit cap. Near the top, scramble up a short patch of easy, Class 3 boulders to reach the rocky summit.
Regions: Soldier Mountains->WESTERN IDAHO
Mountain Range: Soldier Mountains
Year Climbed: 2016
Longitude: -115.25909 Latitude: 43.34049