Peak 9037

Elevation: 9,037 ft
Prominence: 617

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 149.


This peak sits west of the Fiddlers Perch and Trinity Mountain. It is easily climbed from almost any line as the Trinity Mountain Road [(E)(2.2)(c)] crosses it’s southern and eastern slopes at one point only 600 feet below the summit. I scrambled up the peak’s east ridge from the road which was a short 600 foot 0.35 mile walk. I would also recommend climbing the peak from the saddle between it and Peak 8554. This saddle can be reached via a trail that leaves the road roughly 1.0 miles below the east ridge. In 2014 the trail head was not signed but it’s easy to find as it leaves the road at a sharp switchback by a big tree and is shown on both the USGS Quad and the Boise National Forest Map. The saddle is 0.5 miles away.

Peak 9037's east face viewed from the Fidlers Perch.

Peak 9037’s east face viewed from the Fidlers Perch.

The peak is composed mostly of granite which pops out here and there on it's summit ridge.

The peak is composed mostly of granite which pops out here and there on it’s summit ridge.

There is a nice register on the summit in a cookie tin. Not surprisingly there were several entries in 2012 from fire fighters who struggled that year to extinguish the fire that burned over large parts of the Trinity Mountain region that year.

There is a nice register on the summit in a cookie tin. Not surprisingly there were several entries in 2012 from fire fighters who struggled that year to extinguish the fire that burned over large parts of the Trinity Mountain region that year.

Peak 9037 viewed from the northeast ridge of Peak 8554. The saddle between the two peaks is visible mid-photo. The trailhead and the Trinity Mountain Road are off the photo to the right.

Peak 9037 viewed from the northeast ridge of Peak 8554. The saddle between the two peaks is visible mid-photo. The trailhead and the Trinity Mountain Road are off the photo to the right.

The view from the summit is vast. This shot shows the Trinity Mountain ridge running off to the north. To the south you can see the deep canyon of the South Fork Boise River. To the north the view includes the Middle Fork Boise River drainage. The Sawtooth Mountains are to the north east and, of course, ragged Trinity Peak is just to the east.

The view from the summit is vast. This shot shows the Trinity Mountain ridge running off to the north. To the south you can see the deep canyon of the South Fork Boise River. To the north the view includes the Middle Fork Boise River drainage. The Sawtooth Mountains are to the north east and, of course, ragged Trinity Peak is just to the east.

Here is a satellite view of the route up the east ridge.

Here is a satellite view of the route up the east ridge.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2014

Longitude: -115.44949   Latitude: 43.6102

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