Peak 8346 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 8,346 ft
Prominence: 286

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This peak is not in the book. Published December 2020

Peak 8346 is located in the Western Centennials. It sits on a ridgeline that extends from Lookout Point to Lone Pine Pass. It is a rather unimpressive hump considering that Point 8521 (a higher hump that is an unranked point) is just to its east. All of that said, Peak 8346 is a soft-ranked summit and is a worthy objective if you are climbing Lookout Point from Lone Pine Pass. It is easily reached from FST-005, an ATV trail/road that goes from Lone Pine Pass to the upper reaches of Lookout Point. USGS Lookout Point

View of Peak 8346 (bald hump in dead center) and Point 8241 (forested hump right of center) from the east. Livingston Douglas Photo


Same as for Peak 8382. This is the third leg of a 3-peak journey that includes Peak 8382, Lookout Point, and Peak 8346.

Northeast Face, Class 2

The Climb

From the 8,060-foot connecting saddle with Lookout Point, bushwhack west across the tall grass and veg (and battle with some short sections of thick forest/blowdown) to intersect FST-005 in an open meadow on the east side of Peak 8346. Follow FST-005 for about ¼ mile to reach the northeast face of Peak 8346. Once FST-005 enters the forest, leave it and bushwhack southwest through thick pine forest. Exit the forest and scramble up steep talus/scree (with some veg thrown in for good measure) to reach the open summit of Peak 8346. There is a nearby cairn east of the high point, so I built a summit cairn on the high point. The summit offers expansive views in all directions.

The newly-built summit cairn atop Peak 8346, looking west at Point 8241. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit area of Peak 8346 with the pine forest nearby to the south. Livingston Douglas Photo

Looking north from the summit of Peak 8346. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Centennial Range

Longitude: -112.08569   Latitude: 44.43919

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