Elevation: 8,608 ft
This peak is not in the book. In 2018 John Platt lead a group across the ridge. Read his trip report at this link: Profile Loop 2018. The next peak along the ridge is Peak 8615. Published June 2018
Peak 8608 is located about a mile and a half west southwest of Profile Peak on the Profile Gap/Parks Peak Ridge. This peak’s granite encrusted summit block is the craggiest of all of the peaks on the ridge. Nevertheless, it is not difficult to ascend.
Profile Gap is on the Big Creek Road, FS-340. [(B)(3.2) Page 137] Use the Peak 8615 page to reach the start of the traverse.
Peak 8615/Peak 8608 Traverse, Class 2+
The easiest way to reach this peak is a traverse from Peak 8615. Of course, getting to Profile Peak is not easy. Everything is relative in the mountains. The traverse between the two peaks is a ridge walk and there are sections of old trail in places. Stay on the south side of the ridge as you ascend the summit block.
USGS Parks Peak
Climber Trip Reports