Peak 8347 (Black Pearl Peak)

Elevation: 8,347 ft
Prominence: 484

Black Pearl Peak. John Platt Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published November 2014


Another Lick Creek Range peak scoped out by John Platt. This peak sits directly south of Pearl Peak. The mountain is typical of Lick Creek Range Peaks with lots of exposed granite, slopes with burned trees both standing and fallen and a vertical north face.

The easiest access is from the west. Follow the Warren Wagon Road [(B)(2)] to a signed turnoff for the Crestline Trailhead this rough road leads 7.0 miles to a trailhead at 7,200 feet west of Black Pearl Peak. From the trailhead an unmarked trail leads north in a round about manner just west of the base of Black Pearl Peak. Follow the trail to the base of Black Pearl. The peak’s west face can be climbed via a number of different lines. We climbed the main gully that cuts the face.  See John Platt’s trip report.

The approach to Black Pearl Peak.

The approach to Black Pearl Peak.

Midway up Black Pearl's west face.

Midway up Black Pearl’s west face.

Moving up the summit ridge.

Moving up the summit ridge.

The west face of Black Pearl Peak.

The west face of Black Pearl Peak.

Looking west from the summit of Black Pearl Peak. Storm Peak is on the far left, North and South Loon are in the center and Lost Art Peak is the sharp point on the right.

Looking west from the summit of Black Pearl Peak. Storm Peak is on the far left, North and South Loon are in the center and Lost Art Peak is the sharp point on the right.

 

 

USGS Box Lake

 

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2014

Longitude: -115.97529   Latitude: 45.093829

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