Peak 9725 (Goldstone West) by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,725 ft
Prominence: 665

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 9725 is located west of the Continental Divide and northwest of Goldstone Mountain. USGS Goldstone Pass

East Face, Class 2+

Date of Climb: August 8, 2017

Access

The Montana side of the Continental Divide using FSR-7327 from its junction with Skinner Meadows Road/FSR-381 (on Page 331 of the book). Peak 9725 lies entirely within the State of Idaho.

The Climb

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 summitted this peak, I climbed Goldstone Mountain first. Then I did a descending traverse into the upper reaches of West Fork Sandy Creek. I contoured around the head of a basin 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.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -113.59289   Latitude: 45.12839

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