Peak 9212 (South Sherman Peak) by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,212 ft
Prominence: 392

This peak is not in the book. Published November 2018


Peak 9212 is a satellite summit just south of the South Ridge of Sherman Peak. It is located just under two miles south of the summit of Sherman Peak. The easiest route of ascent is via its South Ridge from Skinner Canyon Road/FSR-403. Unlike its neighbor to the north, Peak 9212 is seldom climbed. USGS North Canyon

Date of Climb:  September 7, 2018

North Ridge, Class 2

Access

Same as for the South Ridge Route of Sherman Peak. This route is part of a ridge traverse from Sherman Peak.

Route

From the narrow connecting saddle at the base of the North Ridge (8,780 feet), follow a game trail on the open, steep L/E side of the ridge crest up through desert scrub. The side-hilling here isn’t fun but it sure beats the thick forest on the ridge crest and on the ridge’s R/W side. The game trail eventually turns into the rocky remnants of an old 2-track jeep road. The entire ridge eventually opens up and you reach the uninspiring, ridgeline-ish summit of Point 9212. There is a modest cairn on the high point. The terrain is desert scrub with scattered trees.

West Face, Class 2+ —DESCENT

Access

Same as for the North Ridge Route.

Route

This route is a shortcut route to get back to Eightmile Canyon Road. The easier, longer descent is via the South Ridge then Skinner Canyon Road westward to its junction with Eightmile Canyon Road at the head of Eightmile Canyon. The upper section of the West Face is tall, thick scrub (with no game trails to help) but the slope is moderate. The lower section of the West Face is thickly forested (with veg in the forest to make things even more unpleasant) and is much steeper.

Between the upper and lower sections, there is an open meadow that you must cross. After crossing the meadow, you must scramble 50 vertical feet up over a minor ridge. You will be relieved to finally reach Eightmile Canyon Road. This road is a rough ATV/MC road, with serious ruts/washouts in it. But it’s not too bad for hiking. Follow the road northward to return to the trailhead for FST-446 (or the old Eightmile Campground) where you are parked.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Bear River Range

First Ascent Information:

  • Other First Ascent: North Ridge
  • Year: 2018
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: Livingston Douglas
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  • Other First Ascent: West Face -Descent
  • Year: 2018
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: Livingston Douglas

Longitude: -111.55019   Latitude: 42.44249

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