Elevation: 9,726 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published January 2023
Peak 9726 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
Same as for Sheep Creek Peak. This is the third 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 Face, Class 2
From the 9,380-foot connecting saddle with Peak 9940, climb the southeast face up through a mix of scrub, scattered pines and blowdown, and loose underlying scree. The face presents no problems and is a quick ascent. The summit of Peak 9726 has a decent cairn.
West Ridge, Class 2
From the summit, descend the west ridge in a mix of scattered pines, blowdown, and scrub. The west ridge has two ridge humps to scramble over. The ridge narrows and descends to a 9,260-foot saddle. This is the connecting saddle with Peak 9602 and concludes the third leg of today’s 5-peak adventure. Peak 9602 is up next.