Peak 7889 (Flying Fish Peak)

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 over this country the last 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 this one. 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 from the west. The high point is on the left end of the summit ridge.

Flying Fish Peak from the west. The high point is on the left end of the summit ridge.

This Lick Creek peak sits northeast of Lick Creek Summit which is reached via FH-48 [(B)(3)] described on page 136. Park on Lick Creek Summit and climb east up to the ridge top and the 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 which is south of Flying Fish Peak on the same day. USGS Box Lake

The second mm it of Flying Fish Peak will get you airborne. Julie Platt Photo

The summit block of Flying Fish Peak will get you airborne. Julie Platt Photo

Rest in Peace Tom ‘Flying Fish’ Troutner. 1984-2015

Tom Troutner

 

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.91319   Latitude: 45.04179

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