Peak 9699 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,699 ft
Prominence: 319

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020


Date of Climb:  June 12, 2020

Peak 9699 is one of 4 summits on a long ridgeline extending north from Antelope Pass: Peak 9579, Lupine Mountain (9,554 feet), Peak 9699, and Peak 9781. Do not attempt this ridge traverse on a windy day. USGS Copper Basin Knob

Peak 9699 (mid-ground) as viewed from the summit of Lupine Mountain to its south. Livingston Douglas Photo

Access

Same as for Peak 9579. This is the third leg of a 4-peak journey that begins at Antelope Pass.

South Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the 9,300-foot connecting saddle with Lupine Mountain, follow the ridge north over Point 9471 then drop to a minor saddle. A 2-track road follows the ridge northwest from this saddle and almost reaches the summit of Peak 9699. A final 50-yard scramble through short scrub gets you to the top. The summit of Peak 9699 has a decent cairn on top.

Peak 9699 as viewed from the summit of Peak 9781 to the north. The summit is left of center. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Peak 9699, looking north. Peak 9781 is in the background (mid-ground). Livingston Douglas Photo

North Ridge, Class 2

The Descent

From the summit, return to the 2-track road and follow it northwest then north along the ridge crest in open terrain to reach the 9,380-foot connecting saddle with Peak 9781. This concludes the third leg of today’s 4-peak adventure. This leg is mostly Class 1. Peak 9781 is up next.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: White Knob Mountains

Longitude: -113.75409   Latitude: 43.91049

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