Peak 5915

Elevation: 5,915 ft
Prominence: 347

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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.

Peak 5915 from the starting point. Tue high point is the rocky point on the right. Hike from,this point to the right hand skyline and follow it up to the summit block.

Peak 5915 as viewed from the starting point. The high point is the rocky outcrop on the right. Hike to the right-hand skyline and follow it up to the summit block.

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.

My GPS track.

My GPS track.

The rocky summit of Peak 5915.

The rocky summit of Peak 5915

East Face, Class 2 by Livingston Douglas

The Climb

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.

The east face of Peak 5915 (my ascent route). The summit hump is in dead center. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Soldier Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -115.25909   Latitude: 43.34049

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