Peak 8407 (The Beast)

Elevation: 8,407 ft
Prominence: 387

The Beast viewed from Tsum Lake. John Platt Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published February 2020


The Beast is located southeast of Lick Creek Summit. The peak rises steeply above Cly Lakes Basin. USGS Box Lake

The Beast viewed from Tsum Lake. John Platt Photo

The Beast as viewed from Tsum Lake. John Platt Photo

Access

The route to this peak begins at Lick Creek Summit. Access the Lick Creek Summit via Yellow Pine/Lick Creek Road/FH-48 [(B)(3) on Page 136], which is 20 miles from McCall. Google Maps will give you accurate directions. The map below shows the cross-country route into scenic Cly Lakes Basin. This up-and-down route covers 7.2 miles with 3,110 feet of elevation gain round trip.

Southeast Face Gully, Class 3

From the southernmost Cly Lake, climb to the saddle south of the peak. From the saddle, traverse across the boulder field on the lower Southeast Face to the prominent gully cutting down the face. Climb the gully. Use the link below to read John Platt’s trip report.

The Southeast Face viewed from the saddle. The route traverses the boulder field and then climbs the gully on the right shoulder of the summit block. John Platt Photo

The Southeast Face as viewed from the saddle. The route traverses the boulder field and then climbs the gully on the right shoulder of the summit block. John Platt Photo

John Platt’s GPS track showing the route from Lick Creek Summit to the top of The Beast.

John Platt’s GPS track showing the route from Lick Creek Summit to the top of The Beast.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.89789   Latitude: 45.02239

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