Elevation: 7,695 ft
This peak is not in the book. Livingston Douglas added a new route and additional photos to this entry. Updated January 2023
Peak 7695 is the second highest summit in the Samaria Mountains. It is located due west of Samaria Mountain. USGS Grover Canyon
West Ridge, Class 2
While this peak can be climbed directly from BLM-614 via its east ridge, the shortest route is to drive the 4WD road that leads from BLM-614 to the top of the peak’s west ridge. In either case, you must cross the range fence on the ridge crest. Once you have crossed the fence, the summit is only three minutes away.
East Ridge, Class 2 by Livingston Douglas
From the signed junction of North Canyon Road/BLM-618 and BLM-101 at the base of the east ridge, cross to the right/north side of a fence row and follow the fence row west briefly to reach the crest of the east ridge. Leave the fence row (which crosses the south face of Peak 7695) and scramble northwest then west up the east ridge. The sagebrush and other veg is thick initially but the ridge crest isn’t too bad. The ridge weaves a bit before reaching the open summit. There is a modest cairn on top and triangulation posts lay on the ground nearby.