Peak 7405 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 7,405 ft
Prominence: 355

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This peak is not in the book. Published January 2023

Peak 7405 is the northernmost of three ranked summits on Schmid Ridge in the Aspen Range, all of which can be climbed in a single outing. The peaks are Schmid Ridge (7,916 feet), Dairy Benchmark (7,805 feet), and Peak 7405. USGS Dry Valley

Peak 7405 (dead center in mid-ground) as viewed from the west. Livingston Douglas Photo


Same as for Schmid Ridge. This is the third leg of a 3-peak adventure that includes Schmid Ridge (7,916 feet), Dairy Benchmark, and Peak 7405.

Southeast Face, Class 2

The Climb

From the 7,050-foot connecting saddle with Dairy Benchmark, bushwhack west through a short patch of aspens to reach open scrub that is somewhat thick and requires weaving. Scramble northwest then north in the scrub to reach the open summit of Peak 7405. The summit has a decent cairn which I built up a bit.

Looking up my descent route of Peak 7405 from Slug Creek Road. The summit is right of center. Stay to the left/north of the aspens shown in the photo. Livingston Douglas Photo

South Ridge/Southwest Face, Class 2

The Descent

From the summit, descend a beautiful shoulder/ridge of open scrub that heads south toward a massive gully and Slug Creek Road. As you approach the aspen-clogged gully, move right/north to skirt a large patch of aspens. Descend the north edge of the aspens on a cattle trail then follow a well-beaten cattle trail west to Slug Creek Road. Walk south on Slug Creek Road for about 0.6 miles to the road junction with FSR-187 and your parked vehicle.

Peak 7405 (summit is just right of center) as viewed from Slug Creek Road to its southwest. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Peale Mountains

Longitude: -111.2917   Latitude: 42.6340

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