Peak 5998 (Indian Point Point)

Elevation: 5,998 ft
Prominence: 858

Indian Point Point. John Platt Photo

This peak is not in the book. This page is based on information from John Platt. His trip report is linked below. Published November 2018


This peak is located due west of the confluence of the East Fork South Fork Salmon River and the South Fork Salmon River. The rocky point directly above the confluence is named Indian Point and thus, John Platt calls this peak, which sits due west of Indian Point, Indian Point Point. This peak has significant prominence as it rises steeply out of the deep river canyons.

USGS Topo: Williams Peak

Indian Point Point. John Platt Photo

Indian Point Point. John Platt Photo


Access

The starting point for this peak can be reached from two directions. From McCall follow FH-48 [(B)(3) page 136] over Lick Creek Summit down to the point where the Sesech River flows into the South Fork. From Cascade take the Warm Lake Highway to the South Fork Road [(C)(1.1) page 136] and follow it south to its junction with FH-48. Turn left on FH-48 and follow it to the point where the Sesech flows into the South Fork. Park downstream the bridge across the Secesh. 


Northeast Ridge, Class 2

Cross the Secesh bridge and climb up the steep road cut on game trail to the base of the ridge. The ridge climbs steeply at first but the angle soon lessens. John encountered a rock obstacle on the ridge. Bypass the rock by dropping down on its east side. John reports that, “It’s pretty easy to follow the ridgetop, and that means views. Also, there are game trails pretty much the entire way.” As you can see by the GPS track, John descended by a different route. His loop route covered 6.1 miles with 2,720 of elevation gain.

John Platt’s GPS track.

John Platt’s GPS track.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.74039   Latitude: 45.01509

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