Peak 6186 (Gilman Hill) by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,186 ft
Prominence: 578

The summit cairn atop Peak 6186. Livingston Douglas

This peak is not in the book. Published December 2019


Peak 6186 sits above Gilman Flat and is the largest of three peaks in the immediate vicinity that look northward to the lush, green ranch land of Gilman Flat. Much of this area is private land, so be careful. Consult the BLM Fairfield map before venturing here and watch out for rattlesnakes and copperheads. USGS Richardson Summit

The summit cairn atop Peak 6186. Livingston Douglas

The summit cairn atop Peak 6186. Livingston Douglas

East Face, Class 2+

Date of Climb: June 6, 2019

Access

From the junction of ID-75 and Bullion Street in Hailey, ID, drive W on Bullion Street/Road for 4.6 miles to a signed junction with Rock Creek Road. Turn L/S on Rock Creek Road and drive 1.4 miles to a saddle just E of Peak 6186. The elevation here is 5,580 feet.

The Climb

From the saddle, scramble directly W up the East Face. The terrain is a loose, unpleasant combination of talus/boulder/scree fields, thick sagebrush, and rocky outcrops. (Class 2+). The summit area is covered with sagebrush but does have a decent cairn in an open area.

West Face (Descent), Class 2

Access

Same as for the East Face Route

The Descent

From the summit, descend down a face of thick sagebrush (lots of weaving required) to a gentle area just below, and S of, Saddle 5608. This saddle sits at the head of the West Fork Rock Creek drainage. There is a large home just N of the saddle and a cattle fence at the saddle. This is the base of the West Face and Northwest Ridge of Peak 6186.

Northwest Ridge, Class 2

Access

Same as for the East Face Route. This climb is the next leg of a ridge traverse that begins and ends at a saddle on Rock Creek Road, just east of Peak 6186. This route is an alternative to the West Face Route.

The Climb

From just S of Saddle 5608, scramble E up through thick sagebrush to reach Point 6006 on the Northeast Ridge of Peak 6186. From that point, follow the ridge SE to the summit. This ridge has a lot of thick sagebrush to bash through in order to reach the summit.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Smoky Mountains

Longitude: -114.38759   Latitude: 43.45349

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