Peak 6041 (Long Canyon Ridge South) by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,041 ft
Prominence: 381

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Peak 6041 as viewed from Fish Creek Road. The summit is the rocky outcrop well left-of-center. The long North Ridge is the skyline. The East Shoulder (descent route) is in dead center. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published December 2019


Peak 6041 is a rocky outcrop on a long ridge located on the East Side of Long Canyon. It has a survey marker/post on its summit and a decent summit cairn. It towers over Fish Creek Road to the east. USGS Fish Creek Reservoir

Peak 6041 as viewed from Fish Creek Road. The summit is the rocky outcrop well left-of-center. The long North Ridge is the skyline. The East Shoulder (descent route) is in dead center. Livingston Douglas Photo

Peak 6041 as viewed from Fish Creek Road. The summit is the rocky outcrop well left-of-center. The long North Ridge is the skyline. The East Shoulder (descent route) is in dead center. Livingston Douglas Photo

North Ridge, Class 2

Date of Climb: June 3, 2019

Access

Same as for Peak 6190. This route is the final leg of a ridge traverse from Peak 6190 to Peak 6041.

The Climb

From the connecting saddle between Peak 6190 and Peak 6041 (near Point 5731), follow the ridge S on easy, open scrub to reach the rocky summit of Peak 6041. There is some type of survey marker/post on the summit and a decent summit cairn.

The summit cairn and survey marker atop Peak 6041. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn and survey marker atop Peak 6041. Livingston Douglas Photo

North Ridge/East Shoulder (Descent), Class 2

Access

Same as for the North Ridge Route. This route is the final leg of a loop route that begins and ends along Fish Creek Road.

The Descent

From the rocky summit, follow the North Ridge for about 0.3 mile to the head of the East Shoulder. Descend the shoulder E then NE to reach the valley floor. The final section is a steep descent through sagebrush. A nearby cattle fence helps here. The valley floor is easy, short grass and goes quickly. Head NE to intercept the “Gulch Road” (an old 2-track jeep road) near the base of the Southeast Ridge of Peak 6190. Hike E along this road for 0.2 miles to an unsigned junction. Go R/SE here and walk 0.4 miles to Fish Creek Road and your parked vehicle.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -113.84889   Latitude: 43.39169

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