Elevation: 6,326 ft
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
East Ridge, Class 2
Date of Climb: June 3, 2019
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.
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
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.
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.