Peak 8620 (Hum #4)

Elevation: 8,620 ft
Prominence: 800

Hum #3 viewed from Hum #5. John Platt states: “the highest point (on the right) looks lower but is just farther away.”

This peak is not in the book. Published October 2018


This peak is one of six peaks on the impressive east-west ridge line which parallels Lick Creek and the Lick Creek Road. Hum #4 is located  between Hum #3 and Hum #5. John Platt and John Fadgen made the first ascent in September 2018.

Hum #4 viewed from Hum #5. John Platt states: “the highest point (on the right) looks lower but is just farther away.”

Hum #4 viewed from Hum #5. John Platt states: “the highest point (on the right) looks lower but is just farther away.”

Access

Access this peak from the Lick Creek Road. (B)(3) FH-48 Yellow Pine/Lick Creek Road, page 136. Park at roughly 5,300 feet. See the GPS track below.

West Ridge, Class 3

See the map below for the Platt Fadgen Route and read Joh’s trip report for additional details. Getting to the Hum #3 Hum #4 saddle is likely the crux of the climb. There route coverd 4.3 miles and gained nearly 3,500 feet.

The west ridge of Hum #4. John Platt Photo

The west ridge of Hum #4. John Platt Photo

John Platt’s GPS track for the Hum #4 first ascent.

John Platt’s GPS track for the Hum #4 first ascent.

Hum Ridge viewed from the southwest. John Platt Photo

Hum Ridge viewed from the southwest. John Platt Photo

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 2018
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: West Ridge
  • Party: John Platt and John Fadgen

Longitude: -115.86469   Latitude: 45.07659

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