Elevation: 5,928 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Peak 5928, also known as Snaky Peak, is the southernmost peak in the Beaverhead Range. I suspect it is named Snaky Peak for the obvious reason, especially because Rattlesnake Point lies to its northeast. However, we did not see any namesakes when we climbed it on a cool May evening.
Peak 5928 is accessed from Highway 22, and Reno Ranch (on private land) is a good landmark to use to get in the vicinity of the peak.
From the highway north of Reno Ranch, a gravel road on public land heads northwest past a borrow pit. Use this road to enter a large meadow with a livestock corral. Park anywhere in this area.
Southeast Ridge, Class 2+
The southeast ridge is short and steep and a little loose in just a couple places. Numerous, interesting rock outcrops require navigating as you ascend, which makes the climb fun. Small wildflowers were all over the peak in May. Overall, it was a surprisingly fun, pretty and fast climb.
Northeast Ridge, Class 2
The northeast ridge approach is a little more than twice as long as the southeast ridge. However, there are no rock outcrops or loose footing on this route.
There is no summit marker, just a rocky high point. From the summit you’ll find good views of the southern Lemhis, southern Beaverheads, and the Idaho National Laboratory. If you have the time/desire, you can use both ridges for a loop route.
USGS Topo: Snaky Canyon
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