Elevation: 8,608 ft
This peak is not in the book. In 2018, John Platt led 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 1.5 miles WSW 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 climb. USGS Parks Peak
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 via 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.