Peak 9334

Elevation: 9,334 ft
Prominence: 714

In the picture across the lake, Pk. 9,334 is on the right.  The route follows the left skyline over Pt. 8,960+.  Judi Steciak Photo

This peak is not in the book. Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke provided the following information.


This peak is located about a mile west of Langer Peak.

In the picture across the lake, Pk. 9,334 is on the right. The route follows the left skyline over Pt. 8,960+. Judi Steciak Photo

In the picture across the lake, Pk. 9,334 is on the right. The route follows the left skyline over Pt. 8,960+. Judi Steciak Photo

South Ridge (Class 2): From the north end of the pond west of Langer Lake, leave the trail and walk north up the south face and ridge of Point 8,960+. On the lower part of the face, better footing is found a bit west of the SE ridge. Continue across the saddle and to the summit of Pk. 9,334. Trend a bit east near the summit for easier footing around talus. Enjoy the pleasant views from this satisfying ridge walk.

It appears possible to traverse from Langer Peak to Ruffneck Peak with some probable Class 3 around towers and on the nose of the steep NE buttress/ridge of Ruffneck Peak. The 2012 Halstead fire burned from the west to the saddle south of Ruffneck Peak, requiring the evacuation of the fire lookout stationed at the tower, but did not enter far into the lake basin nestled at the base of these three peaks.

Approach: See [(F)(1)(a)] on p.140  USGS Cape Horn Lakes

Carl Hamke high on the south ridge with Rocky Lake and Langer Lake below, and the Sawtooth Mountains in the distance. Judi Steciak Photo

Carl Hamke high on the south ridge with Rocky Lake and Langer Lake below, and the Sawtooth Mountains in the distance. Judi Steciak Photo

 

Mountain Range: Eastern Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.13949   Latitude: 44.49411

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