Peak 9018 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,018 ft
Prominence: 558

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2021

Peak 9018 is a gentle hump that is located northwest of Anderson Peak and south of Broken Wagon Road. The easiest ascent route is the north ridge from Broken Wagon Road. This is the second leg of a 2-peak adventure that includes Anderson Peak (9,339 feet) and Peak 9018. The journey covers 10.2 miles with 3,700 feet of elevation gain round trip. USGS Horse Basin

View of Peak 9018 (gentle hump left of center in the distance) from the summit of Anderson Peak. Livingston Douglas Photo


Same as for Anderson Peak. This is the second leg of a 2-peak adventure that begins on Dry Canyon Road.

East Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the 8,460-foot connecting saddle, you have two choices. Either follow a fence row west (my descent route) or follow a jeep road straight ahead (my ascent route). Follow an old jeep road northwest to a saddle area. Leave the road here and scramble left/west across easy scrub to reach the crest of the east ridge. Follow the ridge up over gentle Point 8776 then descend almost 100 vertical feet to a small saddle. From the narrow saddle, follow a decent game trail that stays just left/south of the ridge crest.

The terrain is much rockier (talus base) in this final climb up scrub to the gentle, broken scree summit of Peak 9018. The summit is a gentle, flat area with a summit cairn on the highest point at the west end of the summit plateau. For some variety, when you return to the connecting saddle, follow the fence row (which is on angled scrub well below the ridge crest on its south side) all the way from the summit. This route skirts Point 8776 rather than climbing up over it.

Peak 9018 as viewed from the southeast. The summit hump is left of center. Livingston Douglas Photo

The gentle, but rock-embedded, summit of Peak 9018, looking west. See the herd of pronghorn antelope? Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boulder Mountains

Longitude: -114.06319   Latitude: 44.21369

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