Peak 8246 (Thunderbolt Ridge)

Elevation: 8,246 ft
Prominence: 284

Thunderbolt Ridge. John Platt Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published June 2018


This peak is located north of Warm Lake and just southwest of Thunderbolt Mountain. John Platt made the only recorded ascent. His trip report is linked below. It should also be possible to traverse the ridge between this peak and Thunderbolt Mountain,

Thunderbolt Ridge. John Platt Photo

Thunderbolt Ridge. John Platt Photo

Access

The book lists two access routes for Thunderbolt Mountain with Cabin Creek the recommended route. [(C)(1.2)(a) on page 138.] John used this approach which will work if you want to follow his route or try a ridge traverse after first climbing Thunderbolt Mountain.

Platt Because It’s There Route, Class 2

John’s route worked for him because he has boundless energy and due to the early date (May 8th), the closed road and snow conditions following the trail to Thunderbolt and then attempting the ridge traverse was not an option. Read John’s trip report for his details. My recommendation is to wait till the snow is gone and hike up to the lookout on Thunderbolt Mountain and then decide if you want to traverse over to this peak.

John’s GPS track. His route encompassed 9.8 miles with 3,340 feet of gain round trip.

John’s GPS track. His route encompassed 9.8 miles with 3,340 feet of gain round trip.

USGS Warm Lake

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.65719   Latitude: 44.72501

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