Peak 6575 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,575 ft
Prominence: 435

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This peak is not in the book. This peak is in an area identified as the Fish Creek Range. It is a small subrange of the Portneuf Range. Published November 2023

Peak 6575 is a rocky outcrop that is located southeast of Lava Hot Springs and north of Fish Creek Basin. Due to extensive private land in this area, it is best climbed in combination with Peak 6540 to its northeast. This area is a mix of private and public land, so be careful. The summit of Peak 6575 is on unposted, private land. USGS Sedgwick Peak

Peak 6575 (in mid-ground with its rocky summit left of center) as viewed from Peak 6540 to its northeast. Livingston Douglas Photo


Same as for Peak 6540. This is the second leg of a 2-peak adventure that includes Peak 6540 and Peak 6575. It covers 4.0 miles with 1,675 feet of elevation gain round trip.

Northeast Ridge, Class 3

The Climb

From the 6,140-foot connecting ridge with Peak 6540, scramble southwest up a tedious ridge crest that is a mix of rock, mountain mahogany, and junipers. Reach the top of Point 6394 then descend southwest to an elongated, forested saddle. It is best to stay close to the ridge crest when completing this route because of the thick trees and brush on the sides of the ridge.From the saddle, scramble west up onto a false summit.

Stay in open rock to keep this section at Class 2+/3. Once atop the false summit (Point 6480+), head left/south in scattered mountain mahogany and descend 35 feet to a final saddle. Cross a few dilapidated old fence rows here. From the saddle, scramble south up Class 3 boulders and chutes to reach the large summit blocks/boulders atop Peak 6575. Climb atop the highest boulder and claim victory. There is no summit cairn nor any loose rocks with which to build one.

Return to the 6,140-foot connecting saddle. Climb the southwest face of Peak 6540 then descend the north ridge to return to the parking area. Yes, it is best to simply re-climb Peak 6540 to get back to the launch point for today’s 2-peak adventure. Side-hilling in this area is a bad idea.

The rocky summit hump of Peak 6575 as viewed from high on the north ridge. Livingston Douglas Photo

The large summit boulders atop airy Peak 6575. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Portneuf Range

Longitude: -111.9285   Latitude: 42.6005

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