Elevation: 7,307 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published June 2022
Although one of the shorter peaks in the Northern Boulder Mountains, Malm Peak is an attractive destination. It not only offers an expansive view of the surrounding mountains but its views extend down into the Salmon River Canyon. The peak’s steep sides are adorned with cliffs and multi-colored talus. USGS Lone Pine Peak
Spar Canyon Road is the primary access for the Northern Boulder Mountain peaks [(D)(1) on Page 243]. Spar Canyon Road can be accessed from US-93 in the east or from East Fork Salmon River Road in the west. The road is maintained except during the Winter. It is subject to occasional flash floods and can be difficult to drive when wet. All of the side roads departing from the Spar Canyon Road require high-clearance vehicles and 4WDs are recommended.
To reach the 4WD road that leads to Peak 7794 from US-93, follow Spar Canyon Road west for 7.0 miles to the junction for Bradshaw Basin Road. To reach this junction from the west, follow East Fork Salmon River Road south from ID-75 for 4.1 miles, turn left/east, and follow Spar Canyon Road east for 7.7 miles. Follow Bradshaw Basin Road north for 4.6 miles. Park here at a junction just before the road drops precipitously into Malm Gulch.
Southeast Rib, Class 2
From the parking spot, follow the rolling ridgeline northwest toward Malm Peak. There is a game trail for much of the distance to the base of the peak’s southeast rib but you must cross a fence at the top of the first rise. Climb toward the obvious break in the cliff band. A game trail is visible on the left/west side of the gully that splits the cliff band. Follow this steep game trail to the saddle above the cliff band. From the saddle, climb up to the summit ridge. Follow the summit ridge north to the high point. There is a nice collection of quartz and petrified wood gracing the summit cairn.