Elevation: 7,724 ft
This peak is not in the book. Livingston Douglas provided a new route which is set out down the page. Updated October 2018
Peak 7724 is located southwest of Swensen Butte just off of Bartlett Point Road in the Big Lost River Valley. Peak 7724 is a relatively short climb with a rocky summit that provides great views of the valley, the Lost River Range and the White Knob Mountains. USGS Harry Canyon
Travel southwest on Trail Creek Road from US-93, northwest of Mackay, until you reach the southwest entrance of Bartlett Point Road. Pull off at this end of the road and scramble up onto the Northeast Ridge from here or continue northeast on Bartlett Point Road a short distance and find a jeep trail along Grant Creek that will take you to the backside of the Northeast Ridge. There is private property in this area, so be careful to avoid it. The jeep road provides access to both the Northeast and Southeast Ridges. A high-clearance 4WD vehicle may be necessary to drive from the Northeast Ridge to the Southeast Ridge, depending upon road conditions.
Northeast Ridge/Southeast Ridge Loop, Class 2
Both the Northeast and Southeast Ridge Routes are visible and straightforward from your parking location. You’ll find a very short steep section of climbing near the summit along the upper Northeast Ridge. In either direction, the small rocky summit is the only minimal scrambling on the route. The summit has a double cairn which undoubtedly has a local story behind it. Our trip stats: 1.6 miles with 739 feet of elevation gain.
Full Northeast Ridge, Class 2 by Livingston Douglas
Date of Climb: May 23, 2019
From US-93, drive 11.3 miles W on Trail Creek Road to the [signed] left/south turn for Bartlett Road. Drive 0.8 miles on Bartlett Road and park alongside the road just after the road makes a sharp left/north turn. The elevation here is 6,670 feet. This is the toe of the Northeast Ridge.
Leave Bartlett Road and climb steeply south up onto the Northeast Ridge. Follow the magnificent, open ridge to the summit. The terrain on the ridge is a mix of field grass and sagebrush. The summit hump is rocky and has two large cairns. The views down to Trail Creek Road and the Big Lost River are breathtaking.