Elevation: 9,276 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2021
Peak 9276 is located southeast of Pass Creek Summit on a beautiful ridgeline. It has rugged south and west aspects. Peak 9276 is most easily climbed from Pass Creek Summit via a 2-track road that heads up the northwest ridge. USGS Warren Mountain
Pass Creek Road/CR-122 is located along US-93 south of Mackay and is signed as 3900W. This junction is exactly 7.4 miles south of Main Street in Mackay and 18.3 miles north of the junction of US-93 and US-20 in Arco. Turn north onto [signed] Pass Creek Road and drive 11.5 miles to reach Pass Creek Summit. Park near the cattle guard/fence at the summit/pass (7,637 feet).
Northwest Ridge, Class 2
From Pass Creek Summit, follow an old 2-track road (shown on the USGS topo map but not on the National Forest map) east along a fence row up to the crest of the northwest ridge. The road (and fence) turn right/south here and follow the weaving, undulating ridge south then east then south then southeast to the summit. Leave the road when it crosses a forested shoulder at 8,220 feet. Contour east along the north edge of the forest and intercept the 2-track road as it climbs back up from a gully to follow the ridge again.
Hike south up the 2-track until it rejoins the ridge at a saddle just north of a forested hump. The road now fades to almost nothing but remnants of it remain until higher up, where it drops off the ridge to the left/east side. Ignore the road and follow the easy, open ridge crest on short scrub and embedded talus/scree with some minor rocky outcrops. The ridge leads directly to the summit of Peak 9276. The summit is a rocky, ridgeline summit. It has two possible high points, each with a cairn. Based on my altimeter, the south summit is five feet higher and is the high point. I built up the cairn on the south summit a bit.