Elevation: 7,889 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Many Lick Creek peaks are festooned with granite towers and blocks which add to their mystique. The fires that have burned in this area over the past 25 years have done a lot to open up the views of these rugged peaks from nearby roadways. As a result, climbers are discovering many challenging peaks that once were hidden by dense forests. We all owe our gratitude to John Platt who has lead the assault on these peaks including Flying Fish Peak. The vast majority of Lick Creek Range peaks on this site are linked to John’s trip reports. I suspect that many of John’s climbs in the range were first ascents.
Flying Fish Peak sits northeast of Lick Creek Summit which is reached via FH-48 [(B)(3) on Page 136]. Park on Lick Creek Summit and climb east up to the ridge crest. Turn left and follow the ridge to the top. This is a Class 3 climb with the almost obligatory summit block at the top. See the link below for John’s trip report. You can also bag Peak 8041 (south of Flying Fish Peak) on the same day. USGS Box Lake
Rest in Peace Tom ‘Flying Fish’ Troutner. 1984-2015