Peak 6326 (Fish Creek Ridge North) by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,326 ft
Prominence: 306

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The summit cairn atop Peak 6326 with Pine Mountain in the distance (left) and Peak 6331 in the middle with its LONG Northeast Ridge. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published December 2019


Peak 6326 is one of a trio of ranked summits that form a horseshoe around an unnamed drainage/meadow just N of Fish Creek Reservoir. The ridge traverse between these three peaks (Peak 6331, Peak 6326, and Peak 6390) is my favorite ridge traverse in the Fish Creek Reservoir area. It is magnificent and offers stunning views of the reservoir and the surrounding peaks and valleys. You are likely to see Black-Tailed Deer in this area. USGS Fish Creek Reservoir

The summit cairn atop Peak 6326 with Pine Mountain in the distance (left) and Peak 6331 in the middle with its LONG Northeast Ridge. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Peak 6326 with Pine Mountain in the distance (left) and Peak 6331 in the middle with its LONG Northeast Ridge. Livingston Douglas Photo

East Ridge, Class 2

Date of Climb: June 3, 2019

Access

Same as for the West Ridge of Peak 6331. This is the next leg of a ridge traverse from Peak 6331 to Peak 6326 to Peak 6390.

The Climb

From the 6,020-foot saddle at the base of the East Ridge, scramble west up the easy ridge to reach the narrow, elongated summit of Peak 6326. The terrain on the ridge is short scrub and scree and goes quickly. The summit area is a combination of ground talus/boulders and short vegetation.

West Face (Descent), Class 2

Access

Same as for the East Ridge Route. This is the next leg of a ridge traverse from Peak 6331 to Peak 6326 to Peak 6390.

The Descent

From the summit, descend due west down somewhat-steep scrub to a gentle, green grass patch/saddle where a 2-track jeep road crosses the ridge.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -113.81309   Latitude: 43.46169

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