Peak 7315 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 7,315 ft
Prominence: 415

Peak 7315 as viewed from the East Summit of Peak 7405. The summit hump is in the center of the photo, with the long, gentle, undulating ridge leading to it. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published December 2019


Peak 7315 is mostly on private land. However, the summit area is split between BLM land and private land. The connecting ridge with Peak 7405 is mostly on private land, but there is a stretch of it that is BLM land. Consult the BLM Sun Valley map to see the property lines. Peak 7315 and Peak 7405 share a ridge line that towers over Deer Creek to the south. It is an area that is free of snow much earlier than its higher-elevation neighbors to the north. USGS Mahoney Butte

Peak 7315 as viewed from the East Summit of Peak 7405. The summit hump is in the center of the photo, with the long, gentle, undulating ridge leading to it. Livingston Douglas Photo

Peak 7315 as viewed from the East Summit of Peak 7405. The summit hump is in the center of the photo, with the long, gentle, undulating ridge leading to it. Livingston Douglas Photo

West Ridge, Class 2

Date of Climb: June 4, 2019

Access

Same as for the South Ridge of Peak 7405. This route is the final leg of a ridge traverse from Peak 7405.

The Climb

From the 6,900-foot connecting saddle with Peak 7405, follow the rounded ridge crest to the better-defined summit ridge area. The terrain is easy, short scrub and broken scree. This summit is rarely visited. The summit cairn was small and getting overgrown with vegetation, so I rebuilt it and increased its size. There is a nice view of Hailey from the summit.

The summit cairn atop Peak 7315 with Hailey on the valley floor in the distance (upper right of photo). Livingston Douglas Philadelphia

The summit cairn atop Peak 7315 with Hailey on the valley floor in the distance (upper right of photo). Livingston Douglas Philadelphia

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Smoky Mountains

Longitude: -114.38619   Latitude: 43.58219

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