Peak 8498

Elevation: 8,498 ft
Prominence: 518

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 8498 is located in a remote, rugged area of the Boise Mountains, west of Tyee Mountain and the Sawtooth Range. The peak is easily climbed from FS-312, the long winding road that leads to the upper reaches of the North Fork Boise River. USGS Tyee Mountain

Access

To access the peak via Graham Road [(B)(2.1) on Page 153], take ID-21 from Boise for 55 miles to the turn for FS-384 at the [signed] Edna Creek Campground turn. Turn onto the excellent FS-384 gravel road and follow it to FS-312 in 4.0 miles. FS-312 is a good road but is not recommended for passenger vehicles. The main intersections are signed for Graham Road.

The road crosses a pass between Archie Mountain and Peak 7561, continues to another pass and a junction with Jackson Peak Road, and then descends into the upper reaches of Crooked River. The road climbs out of the Crooked River drainage to yet another pass and then crosses the East Face of the peak. You can access the summit from either its Northeast or Southeast Ridges.

Northeast Ridge, Class 2

A quick, easy walk up the ridge. My one-way stats: 0.3 miles with 350 feet of elevation gain.

The northeast ridge is steep but without obstacles.

The Northeast Ridge is steep but lacks obstacles.

Peak 8498 from Peak 8340.

Peak 8498 as viewed from Peak 8340.

My GPS track.

My GPS track.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -115.33829   Latitude: 44.02039

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