Peak 7130 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 7,130 ft
Prominence: 710

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2022

Peak 7130 is located just northwest of Hailey. It separates Lambs Gulch from Vorberg Gulch and sits just west of Carbonate Mountain (6,714 feet). This area is a mix of private and public land, so be careful. The Lambs Gulch Trail and southwest ridge of Peak 7130 are on private land. Please obtain permission from the landowner before undertaking this climb. USGS Hailey

Peak 7130 as viewed from the southwest. My ascent route follows the ridge from lower right up to center then bends right to reach the summit. Livingston Douglas Photo


From ID-75 in downtown Hailey, turn left/southwest onto Bullion Street (which becomes Croy Creek Road) and drive about 1.5 miles to a signed junction with Democrat Gulch Road. Turn right/west onto Democrat Gulch Road and drive 0.9 miles to a pullout at the unsigned trailhead for the Lambs Gulch Trail. Please note that there is no jeep road heading up Lambs Gulch as the USGS topo map indicates. It is merely a foot trail with no remnants of a road. Park at the trailhead (5,505 feet).

Southwest Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the trailhead parking area, hike north up the Lambs Gulch Trail for about a mile to reach the base of the [obvious] southwest ridge of Peak 7130. The ridge is just past a prominent dry gully that heads right/northeast from Lambs Gulch. The southwest ridge is a curving, magnificent sight to see and is a pleasure to climb. Leave the Lambs Gulch Trail and bushwhack through some thick veg to reach the toe of the ridge. Scramble up through the [initial] tall grass and other tall veg (waist deep) on the ridge as it heads north then northeast then north and finally pushes right/east on short scrub to reach the open summit. I rebuilt the torn-down summit cairn. While the lower section of the ridge is a bit thick with veg, the middle and upper sections of the ridge are an easy climb on short scrub and present no problems. There are no rocky areas to contend with.

The summit of Peak 7130 with Hailey in the distance. Livingston Douglas Photo


Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Smoky Mountains

Longitude: -114.35849   Latitude: 43.53159

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