Peak 6844 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,844 ft
Prominence: 304

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Peak 6844 as viewed from the west. The summit is right of center. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020


Date of Climb:  October 16, 2020

Peak 6844 is a rather insignificant scrub hump located due south of Quaking Aspen Mountain (7,230 feet). It is connected to Quaking Aspen Mountain by a weaving, undulating ridgeline. Peak 6844 is the second peak in a 3-peak adventure that includes Quaking Aspen Mountain, Peak 6844, and Peak 6770. USGS Badger Hole Spring

Peak 6844 as viewed from the west. The summit is right of center. Livingston Douglas Photo

Peak 6844 as viewed from the west. The summit is right of center. Livingston Douglas Photo

Access

Same as for Quaking Aspen Mountain. This is the second leg of a 3-peak journey that begins along Crazy Canyon Road/FSR-606.

North Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the 6,540-foot connecting saddle with Quaking Aspen Mountain, follow a weak 2-track road southwest then south to a false summit. Continue south to the true summit of Peak 6844. The summit has a decent cairn. This climb is rated Class 2 for two reasons. First, the 2-track road is pretty weak and isn’t of much use. Second, the road does not go all the way to the summit. However, the short scrub and broken rock on the ridgeline make for an easy ascent.

Peak 6844 as viewed from then north. The summit is right of center center. It is not the first hump on the ridgeline. Livingston Douglas Photo

Peak 6844 as viewed from the north. The summit is right of center. It is not the first hump on the ridgeline. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Peak 6844 with Quaking Aspen Mountain in the distance. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Peak 6844 with Quaking Aspen Mountain in the distance. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit of Peak 6844 with Peak 6770 in the background (dead center, mid-ground). Livingston Douglas Photo

West Shoulder, Class 2

The Descent

From the summit, follow the ridge north briefly then descend an obvious shoulder westward toward a major gully that separates Peak 6844 from Peak 6770. Lower down, this shoulder bends left-ish/southwest. At that point, leave the shoulder and descend west steeply through thick sagebrush and other brush to reach the narrow, dry gully. Aim to reach the gully at the base of the steep east face of Point 6488. The gully is an unpleasant mix of brush and thick aspens. The center of the gully has a 2-track ATV road (not shown on maps) as well as a good cattle trail. The gully crossing is the low point of the traverse from Peak 6844 to Peak 6770 and concludes the second leg of today’s 3-peak journey. Peak 6770 is next.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Sublett Range

Longitude: -112.86019   Latitude: 42.23219

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