Elevation: 9,759 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published July 2019
This peak is located due west of Center Mountain and the main Beaverhead Mountains Crest. It is an impressive summit by any measure and towers over an unnamed lake that forms the headwaters of Bohannon Creek. USGS Bohannon Spring
Geertson Creek [(B)(2)(a) on Page 328]. Please note that the Geertson Creek access described in the book is still closed across private property. Permission to cross the private property must be secured from the landowner.
Southeast Ridge, Class 2
Once across the private property and on BLM land, there is more than one option to gain the main South Approach. The route is mostly off-trail hiking but there is an old two-track that aids in getting to the South Ridge. The route begins in the desert with plenty of sagebrush to work around, enters a forest of Douglas fir, and finishes in whitebark pine and subalpine fir. The route gains elevation steadily but is straightforward with no technical sections.
Our climb on the weekend of June 22, 2019 followed a snow event that left snow at the upper elevations of the Beaverheads. The front was leaving as we approached the peak. The peak is set back from the crest of the Beaverheads and offers amazing views of Monument Peak, Three Sisters and Center Mountain. Looking north and east offers views of Freeman Peak and some Montana peaks. Looking south down-range, you can see Goldstone Mountain and Goat Mountain.