Peak 7714 aka Boundary County HP

Elevation: 7,709 ft
Prominence: 3,317

Climbing information for this p2k peak is found on page 37 of the book.


This peak is the highest point in the Idaho section of the Selkirk Mountains and the highest point in Boundary County. This double distinction makes this week unnamed peak more popular than one would expect. The Sekirk Range is home to grizzly bears and I have heard reports from climbers who have spotted bears and/or bear scatt while ascending tue peak. So take the necessary precautions.

Victor Zhou’s comments below are from his 2016 ascent. Also use the link below to see Dan  Robbins’ trip report for an updated information on the hike to its top. List of John shows this peak with an elevation of 7714. It also shows the the USGS map which shows the 7709 elevation.

Peak 7709. Dan Robbins Photo

Peak 7709. Dan Robbins Photo

Dan Robbins measured the trip to the top and back as 10 miles with a 4,000 foot elevation gain.

Victor Zhou wrote the following after his August 4, 2016 ascent: The highest peak in the American section of the great Selkirk Range, which stretches all the way into Canada, is an unnamed point near Fisher Peak. It’s reached via a trail and some cross country ridge traversing for about 10 miles round trip, and 4000 feet of gain if you climb 7,680 twice. The trail above 6000 feet is in pretty rough shape, as I traversed probably 50 downed trees, probably fairly recent since Greg doesn’t remember them being that bad last year. Tricky class 3 climbing on the way up, with brushy/mossy surfaces, but I was able to find the proper class 2 ish route on the way down. The upper 2/3rds of the ridge can be climbed/downclimbed too by sticking to the ridge crest (right on ascent) for very easy scrambling. My left glute started hurting really badly coming down this thing, which I’m sure all those climbing over trees didn’t help. I wandered about 0.1 miles south of the south higher summit to get some clear (relatively) views towards the most rugged sections of the Selkirks. Note the peak has traditionally held an elevation of 7,709 ft but recent evaluations have left it at 7,714 possibly.

The summit of Peak 7714. Victor Zhou Photo

The summit of Peak 7714. Victor Zhou Photo

 

Mountain Range: Selkirk Mountains

Longitude: -116.5543   Latitude: 48.8452

Share this post ...Facebooktwitterredditpinterestmail

Comments are closed.