Elevation: 7,855 ft
This peak is not in the book. Updated January 2023
Peak 7855 sits on the main Deep Creek Crest west-northwest of Deep Creek Peak. Peak 7855 is the high point on a north-south ridge that includes Peak 7758 to the north and Peak 7814 to the south. It is most easily reached via a Class 2 ridge traverse from Peak 7814 to its south. Peak 7855 sits due east of another ranked summit on a side ridge, Peak 7700. USGS Deep Creek Peak
Same as for Peak 7814. This is the second leg of a 3-peak adventure that includes Peak 7814, Peak 7855, and Peak 7700. It begins at a saddle on Big Canyon Road.
South Ridge, Class 2
From the 7,460-foot connecting saddle with Peak 7814, follow the ridge crest right-ish/north-northeast up open scrub with a few scattered pines to reach a minor ridge bump. Continue left/northwest on the open ridge crest in easy scrub to skirt the right/east side of Point 7800+. Scramble right/north in easy, open terrain to reach the summit hump of Peak 7855. The summit has a decent cairn. Peak 7855 provides access to Peak 7700 (to its west) and Peak 7758 (to its north).
West Ridge, Class 2
The Descent (then Ascent)
From the summit, descend west to a saddle in a mix of forest and open scrub. The ridge has a few large, hidden rock buttresses just above the connecting saddle that must be skirted or downclimbed (Class 2-3). It is best to skirt them on their right/north sides in the forest. Stay close to the north side of the buttress for the least amount of underbrush and quickest return to the ridge crest. There are a few patches of thick scrub to navigate on this ridge. A cattle trail is usually there to help in these rougher sections. Reach the 7,340-foot connecting saddle with Peak 7700. This concludes the second leg of today’s 3-peak journey. Peak 7700 is up next.