Elevation: 9,725 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Peak 9725 (Goldstone West) is located west of the Continental Divide and northwest of Goldstone Mountain. USGS Goldstone Pass
East Face Route, Class 2+
Date of climb: 8/8/17. I approached the peak from the Montana side of the Continental Divide using FSR-7327 from its junction with Skinner Meadows Road/FSR-381. Peak 9725 lies entirely within the State of Idaho.
From the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) just north of Peak 9735/Goldstone North, descend west through open forest to a small saddle. Scramble west up talus/scree over Point 9546, and then descend southwest on steeper talus/scree to a saddle at 9,060 feet. Scramble up the East Face, which is talus/scree after exiting the open forest, to the small summit. The high point is a rock fin that protrudes from the ground. Serious exposure exists on the northeast aspect of this peak.
When I summited this peak, I climbed Goldstone Mountain first. Then I did a descending traverse into the upper reaches of West Fork Sandy Creek. I contoured and then ascended to the 9,040-foot saddle below the East Face of Peak 9725. After climbing the East Face, I descended the East Face to the 9,040-foot saddle. Then I climbed up the West Ridge of Peak 9735/Goldstone North to return to the CDT. This entire route was previously climbed and documented by Michael Darcy.