Elevation: 6,492 ft
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This peak is not in the book. Published December 2019
Peak 6492 sits at the head of Kent Canyon and towers over Croy Creek to the north. Its Northwest Face is quite steep. 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. The easiest ascent route is via a jeep road that comes up from Croy Creek Road to a saddle just SW of the summit. A short scramble leads to the top. USGS Richardson Summit
Northeast Ridge, Class 2
Date of Climb: June 6, 2019
Same as for the East Face Route of Gilman Hill (Peak 6186). This route is the final leg of a ridge traverse from Peak 6186 to Peak 6492.
From just below (and S of) Saddle 5608, bushwhack W through sagebrush and some open grassy areas to reach a shoulder. Follow the shoulder R/N to reach Point 6164 on the Northeast Ridge of Peak 6492. Pick up a fence row here and follow it along the undulating, sagebrush-covered ridge crest to reach a final saddle (Saddle 6176). Leave the fence row here and work your way up a final slope of sagebrush to reach the summit. The small summit area is a mix of sagebrush and loose talus. It has a modest cairn and a TV roof antenna (no kidding) nearby. The summit (and upper ridge) offer outstanding views of Red Elephant Gulch and the Southeast Ridge of Peak 7536 to the north.