Peak 6725 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,725 ft
Prominence: 453

Peak 6725 as viewed from high on Della Mountain. An old jeep track weaves its way up the Northeast Ridge. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published December 2019


Peak 6725 is a ranked summit on the same ridge as its [slightly-higher] sister to the north, Della Mountain (6,772 feet). The easiest ascent route is via a spur road coming up from Colorado Gulch Road to the south. Yes, this is a road hike, albeit a steep one in spots. USGS Bellevue

Peak 6725 as viewed from high on Della Mountain. An old jeep track weaves its way up the Northeast Ridge. Livingston Douglas Photo

Peak 6725 as viewed from high on Della Mountain. An old jeep track weaves its way up the Northeast Ridge. Livingston Douglas Photo

South Ridge, Class 1

Date of Climb: June 9, 2019

Access

From the junction of ID-75 and Bullion Street in downtown Hailey, drive W on Bullion Street. It becomes Bullion Road and then Croy Creek Road. It bends SW to follow Croy Creek upstream for quite a number of miles. From ID-75, drive W on Bullion Street/Bullion Road/Croy Creek Road for 2.7 miles to reach Colorado Gulch Road (signed).

Turn L/SE onto Colorado Gulch Road and drive 1.5 miles up a steep, somewhat-rutted, dried mud road to reach a narrow pass. Park just off the road here (6,272 feet). This is the high point for Colorado Gulch Road before it drops rapidly down to the Wood River. The bridge across the Wood River is washed out and has not been replaced.

The Climb

From the pass, follow an old jeep road as it steeply climbs NE then N to the gentle, open summit of Peak 6725.

Northeast Ridge (Descent), Class 1

Access

Same as for the South Ridge Route. This is the first leg of a ridge traverse from Peak 6725 to Della Mountain (6,772 feet).

The Descent

From the summit, follow an old jeep road NW along the ridge crest as it descends steeply to a saddle at 6,255 feet. This is the connecting saddle between Peak 6725 and Della Mountain.

The summit cairn atop Peak 6725, looking north. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Peak 6725, looking north. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Smoky Mountains

Longitude: -114.33501   Latitude: 43.49301

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