Peak 6021 (Teetors Peak)

Elevation: 6,021 ft
Prominence: 401

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Teetors Peak in the foreground. Erik Pohlmann Photo

This peak is not in the book. Erik Pohlmann and Livingston Douglas contributed the information found below. 

This peak can be climbed as part of a 3-peak ridge traverse that includes Peak 5913 (Cayuse Peak), Peak 5780 (Mennecke Peak), and Peak 6021 (Teetors Peak) found at this link: Cayuse-MenneckeTeetors Traverse by Livingston Douglas 

Additional Danskin Mountains access information can be found in the book  [(D)(1) on Pages 154-5 and (G)(1) on Page 156]. Also see the following website page: Danskin Mountains OHV Trails.

Updated December 2019


Overview by Erik Pohlmann

Teetors Peak is located just west of the main Danskin Crest, southeast of Danskin Peak. It is one of the 3 Danskin peaks to reach above 6,000 feet and the 3rd-highest in the range. It is broad and massive by Danskin Mountains standards, and is offset just west of the beautiful Danskin Southeast Ridge Main Crest.  Unfortunately, because it is so broad and just off the main crest, the views are not as good as on nearby, but smaller, Mennecke Peak.  The North Slopes of Teetors Peak used to be dotted with pine trees but have since been burned with fire. USGS Syrup Creek


Southeast Ridge, Class 2 by Livingston Douglas 

Access

Park along the Pony Creek/Prairie Road [(E)(1) on Page 155] near the unsigned junction with Long Tom Ranch Road. This junction is located 7.4 miles up Prairie Road from US-20. Long Tom Ranch Road is so overgrown and disused that it is easy to miss this junction. The elevation here is 4,780 feet.

The Climb

From the connecting saddle between Mennecke Peak and Teetors Peak, climb NW up a steep face of short scrub and loose scree/gravel. You will soon emerge on the curved S ridge of the East Summit of Teetors Peak. Head N then NW on this tedious ridge through thicker scrub to reach the East Summit. Descend W to a saddle then cross an old, dilapidated cattle fence to then bash your way SW up a slope of thick willows and aspens. You will emerge at the E end of the summit area. From here, scramble W then NW another ¼ mile over two more false summits to reach the true summit of Peak 6021/Teetors Peak. The summit high point has a triangulation post and some wiring laying on the ground, along with a torn-down summit cairn.

Looking towards Danskin Peak from the saddle just east of the Teetors Peak summit.

Looking towards Danskin Peak from the saddle just east of the Teetors Peak summit.

Looking down the beautiful Danskin Southeast Ridge towards Teetors Peak.

Looking down the beautiful Danskin Southeast Ridge towards Teetors Peak.

Teetors Peak summit view towards the Trinity Mountains.

View of the Trinity Mountains from the summit of Teetors Peak.

 

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Longitude: -115.63129   Latitude: 43.37319

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