Elevation: 8,848 ft
This peak is not in the book.
This peak is located in the northwest corner of the Sawtooth Range due south of Copper Mountain and just east of ID-21. While not a well known destination, this peak has over a thousand feet of prominence and great views of the surrounding country. Brett Sergenian provided the route information for this peak. His trip report is linked below. USGS Banner Summit
ID-21 at the Banner Summit Rest Area.
North Ridge, Class 2
The peak’s long north ridge begins at the rest area. From your parking spot follow the ridge east and then north to the summit. Along the way the route crosses Point 8828. Between this point and the summit there is a 200 foot drop. Brett ascended the route in the winter on snowshoes but this route is doable in the summer. If you plan a winter ascent make sure the snow conditions are safe prior to starting your climb. Round trip 6.2 miles with 2,240 of elevation gain.