Peak 6667 (Huff Peak) by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,667 ft
Prominence: 687

Gentle Peak 6667 (in the middle of the photo) as viewed from the summit of Pine Mountain. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published December 2019


Peak 6667 is a ranked summit that lies SE of Pine Mountain. It is hidden from view by Pine Mountain (and its South Ridge) to the west. Peak 6667 sit at the head of the Huff Creek drainage. It is a gentle summit and is most easily climbed via its North Ridge. USGS Fish Creek Reservoir

Gentle Peak 6667 (in the middle of the photo) as viewed from the summit of Pine Mountain. Livingston Douglas Photo

Gentle Peak 6667 (in the middle of the photo) as viewed from the summit of Pine Mountain. Livingston Douglas Photo

North Ridge, Class 2

Date of Climb: June 2, 2019

Access

Same as for the West Ridge Route on Pine Mountain. This route is the final leg of a traverse from Pine Mountain to Peak 6667.

The Climb

From the small saddle at the base of the North Ridge, scramble SE up through thick sagebrush to quickly reach the crest of the North Ridge. The scrub is considerably thinner and shorter on the ridge. Scramble S up the rounded ridge on easy, short scrub. Skirt around a few rocky outcrops as you gain altitude. The summit area of Peak 6667 is elongated, flat, and open. There is a decent cairn on the high point, which is located at the SW end of the narrow summit area.

West Face (Descent), Class 2

Access

Same as for the North Ridge Route. This route is the next leg of a loop route that begins and ends on Fish Creek Road.

The Descent

From the summit, descend NW on a minor shoulder. Leave this shoulder to descend L/SW to the Huff Creek drainage below. The terrain on the West Face is reasonable scrub and scree/gravel. Find an overgrown 2-track jeep road in the drainage and follow it downstream to an old, barely-visible road junction at the base of a gully that leads up to an obvious saddle on the South Ridge of Pine Mountain. The next leg of this journey begins here.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -113.77259   Latitude: 43.40279

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