Peak 9345 (Frenchman Peak)

Elevation: 9,345 ft

This peak and North Frenchman peak which is also discussed herein are not in the book.


Frenchman Peak and North Frenchman Peak, 9139, are located at the southern end of  the Sawtooth Range on the west side of Frechman Creek. The peaks are the two highest points on a scenic, mostly tree covered north-south ridge line that can be easily accessed from Idaho-75. John Platt and Dave Pahlas made a strenuous 9.0 mile round trip snowshoe ascents of both peaks on January 1, 2016. Their climb gained 3,000 feet along the way. Use the links below to their trip reports for details on their ascent. USGS Frenchman Creek.

Sawtooths, Sawtooth Range, snowshoe

Frenchman Peak from the north. John Platt Photo

North Frenchman Peak. John Platt Photo

North Frenchman Peak. John Platt Photo

While not the most rugged Sawtooth Peaks, it is obvious that the good winter access and the view from the top provide the incentive to climb these two peaks.

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The White Cloud Peaks from North Frenchman Peak. John Platt Photo

 

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

First Ascent Information:

  • Other First Ascent: First Winter ascent
  • Year: 2016
  • Season: Winter
  • Party: John Platt and Dave Pahlas

Longitude: -114.77859   Latitude: 43.83659

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