Peak 9602 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,602 ft
Prominence: 302

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This peak is not in the book. Published January 2023

Peak 9602 is located on a high ridgeline that connects Sheep Creek Peak (9,950 feet) with Sheep Mountain (9,700 feet). It can be climbed directly from the Sheep Creek Trail or in combination with Sheep Creek Peak and Sheep Mountain in a lengthy, up-and-down, ridge traverse. USGS Thompson Peak

Peak 9602 (just right of center in mid-ground) as viewed from Sheep Creek Peak. Sheep Mountain is in dead center. Livingston Douglas Photo


Same as for Sheep Creek Peak. This is the fourth leg of a 5-peak adventure that includes Sheep Creek Peak (9,950 feet), Peak 9940, Peak 9726, Peak 9602, and Sheep Mountain (9,700 feet).

Southeast Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the 9,260-foot connecting saddle with Peak 9726, scramble northwest up the narrowing ridge. The ridge (and south face) becomes quite rocky and has some Class 2 cliff bands to navigate higher up. That being said, with only a 302-foot rise from the saddle, the cairned, open summit is a relatively fast ascent.

Peak 9602 (just left of center in mid-ground) as viewed from Sheep Creek Peak. Sheep Mountain is to its left. Livingston Douglas Photo

Southwest Ridge, Class 2

The Descent

From the summit, descend a rock-and-scrub ridge (with scattered pines) to reach the forested connecting saddle with Sheep Mountain. The 9,300-foot saddle concludes the fourth leg of today’s 5-peak journey. Sheep Mountain (9,700 feet) is up next.

View of Sheep Mountain from the gentle summit of Peak 9602. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Big Hole and Snake River Mountains

Longitude: -111.1544   Latitude: 43.3906

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