Peak 5985

Elevation: 5,985 ft
Prominence: 332

This peak is not in the book. Published April 2018

Peak 5985 is located in the rugged, steep country rising above the west side of the South Fork Salmon River. It is east of Teapot Mountain. John Platt and John Fadgen climbed the peak in early April, 2018. John Platt’s trip report is linked below.

Peak 5985 on the far right. John Platt Photo

Peak 5985 on the far right. John Platt Photo


Access the peak from the South Fork Salmon River at Buckhorn Creek. [(C)(1.1) page 139]. FST-096 runs west up Buckhorn Creek and eventually junctions with FST-095 which climbs up and over the ridge dividing Buckhorn Creek from the West Fork Buckhorn Creek. This trail crests the ridge at 5,653 feet due west of the Peak 5985.

South Face Route, Class 2+

The two Johns mountain bikes up FST-096. When they ran into snow they abandoned their bikes and climbed up the peak’s south face and joined the summit ridge west of the summit. Their GPS is set out below. Their round trip totals were 10.6 miles with a hefty 2,653 feet of gain.

John Platt’s GPS track.

USGS Teapot Mountain

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.77439   Latitude: 44.91689

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