Peak 7174 ( Prospects Hill) by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 7,174 ft
Prominence: 1,594

Peak 7174 as viewed from the West Summit of Peak 7158. The North Ridge of Peak 7174 is in the middle of the photo. The ridge traverse between Peak 7158 and Peak 7174 is relatively easy. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published December 2019


Peak 7174 sits at the head of Lees Gulch. It is the highest of the many ridge humps in this area. The easiest ascent is via the Southeast Ridge and Lees Gulch Road. This area is a patchwork of private and public land, so be careful. Consult the BLM Fairfield map to stay out of trouble. Contact the Fairfield BLM office for a current access update. USGS Bellevue

Peak 7174 as viewed from the West Summit of Peak 7158. The North Ridge of Peak 7174 is in the middle of the photo. The ridge traverse between Peak 7158 and Peak 7174 is relatively easy. Livingston Douglas Photo

Peak 7174 as viewed from the West Summit of Peak 7158. The North Ridge of Peak 7174 is in the middle of the photo. The ridge traverse between Peak 7158 and Peak 7174 is relatively easy. Livingston Douglas Photo

North Ridge, Class 2

Date of Climb: June 9, 2019

Access

Same as for the North Spur/West Ridge Route on Peak 7158. This route is the final leg of a ridge traverse from Peak 7158 to Peak 7174.

The Climb

From the 6,820-foot connecting saddle, scramble S over a ridge hump and down to a final saddle. Continue S to reach the gentle East Summit (high point) of Peak 7174. The terrain on the North Ridge is open sagebrush and short scrub. There is very little ridge rock to contend with. There are some cattle/game trails to help expedite the ascent. This ridge climb goes quickly. The East Summit of Peak 7174 is a gentle hump with some boulders on it. It has a decent summit cairn and some triangulation wiring nearby. The West Summit is markedly lower (7,144 feet) than the East Summit.

The summit cairn atop Peak 7174. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Peak 7174. Livingston Douglas Photo

Mountain Range: Smoky Mountains

Longitude: -114.33429   Latitude: 43.45529

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