Elevation: 9,125 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2019
Peak 9125 is the middle (and highest) of three ranked summits on a prominent ridge positioned on the north side of Eightmile Canyon. Bald Mountain (9,006 feet) and Peak 9002 are the other two peaks. The easiest ascent routes are the northeast ridge and the southwest ridge. Peak 9125 has a rugged southeast face that looms above Eightmile Canyon. USGS Eightmile Canyon
Northeast Ridge, Class 2
Same as for the south ridge of Bald Mountain. This climb is the next leg of a ridge traverse from Bald Mountain to Peak 9125 to Peak 9002.
From the 8,640-foot connecting saddle with Bald Mountain, follow an elk trail on the right/west side of the ridge crest to make your way southwest up this easy ridge. The ridge terrain is firm and has scattered pines. The summit of Peak 9125 is a rocky ridge crest. There is a small cairn on top.
Southwest Ridge, Class 2
Same as for the northeast ridge
From the summit, descend southwest on the ridge crest. There are a few easy cliff bands to skirt or down-climb. There is much more rock on this ridge section than on any of the ridge sections preceding this one on this multi-peak climb. You will find an elk trail to expedite the descent down the southwest ridge. You quickly reach a small saddle at 8,580 feet. This saddle connects Peak 9125 to Peak 9002, another ranked summit and the next objective in today’s journey.