Peak 7777 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 7,777 ft
Prominence: 1,197

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2022

Peak 7777 is the high point on a massive ridge that separates the convergence of the East Fork Wood River from the Big Wood River on ID-75 a few miles north of Hailey. Peak 7777 is often climbed in combination with nearby Peak 7036. USGS Sun Valley

Peak 7777 as viewed from the south. The summit hump is just behind the forested hump left of center. Livingston Douglas Photo

South Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the ridge juncture with Peak 7036, follow the primary ridge crest north over Point 6812 in open terrain then drop to a saddle. From the saddle, bash northeast up a shoulder (of sorts) of thick sagebrush (with some boulders mixed in) to reach the south ridge of Peak 7777. This is a steep, miserable bushwhack, but it goes. Weave a lot and just grind it out. Once on the south ridge, it is a somewhat tedious ridge climb north through a mix of rocky ridge outcrops/boulders and unending sagebrush and other veg. Reach a false summit hump with scattered pines then continue in open scrub to the true summit. The summit of Peak 7777 had a large, flattened cairn amidst the sagebrush so I rebuilt it a bit.

Peak 7777 (summit is behind the hump left of center) as viewed from the south on the approach ridge. The ascent route climbs up the shoulder in the center of the photo (diagonally up and right) to reach the south ridge (skyline right of center). Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Peak 7777. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -114.31589   Latitude: 43.63609

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