Peak 7620 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 7,620 ft
Prominence: 440

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2022

Peak 7620 is located just south of The Narrows in the Cove Creek drainage. It is most easily climbed via Cove Creek Road to its north. This area is a mix of private and public land, so be careful which route you take. This hike is entirely on public land. I describe routes from both the north and the south. USGS Baugh Creek SW

Peak 7620 (dead center) as viewed from the north. Livingston Douglas Photo

Access from the South (Quigley Road)

From its genesis at East Ridge Drive in Hailey, drive northeast up [signed] Quigley Road. At 6.1 miles, reach an unsigned junction where Quigley Road turns right/east and begins a rugged climb to a 7,095-foot saddle. At 7.6 miles, reach an unsigned junction with Slaughterhouse Creek Road. Go left/north here. At 8.4 miles, reach a large, open, grassy saddle. Park here (7,095 feet). This is the second leg of a 2-peak adventure that includes Peak 7486 and Peak 7620.

East Face/Shoulder, Class 2

The Climb

From the 7,140-foot saddle, bushwhack west up through endless, thick sagebrush to reach the summit of Peak 7620. The summit is a narrow section/hump of medium-depth, thick field grass. There is no summit cairn. Return to the saddle then follow the jeep road southeast then south back to the 7,095-foot saddle and your parked vehicle.

Access from the North (Cove Creek Road)

From its junction with East Fork Road, drive 4.2 miles south up [unsigned] Cove Creek Road/FSR-124 to The Narrows and park alongside the road just before it steepens and gets rougher (6,674 feet). This point is 0.8 miles up from the meadow junction (and creek crossing) at 3.4 miles. GPS coordinates at the parking pullout: 43⁰35’40”N, 114⁰11’09”W. From the parking pullout at The Narrows, hike south up Cove Creek Road to a sharp left/east turn in the road at a 7,140-foot saddle at the base of the east face/shoulder slope of Peak 7620. Follow the east face/shoulder route to the summit.

The beautiful rock formations in The Narrows. Livingston Douglas Photo

Peak 7620 (dead center) as viewed from the east. Livingston Douglas Photo

Looking south from the grassy summit of Peak 7620. Livingston Douglas Photo


Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -114.18949   Latitude: 43.58409

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