Peak 9759 by Jeff Hunteman

Elevation: 9,759 ft
Prominence: 419

This approach was from Geertson Creek. From the BLM ownership there is more than one option to gain the main south approach. The route is mostly off trail hiking and an old two track that aids in getting to the south ridge. The route begins in the desert with sage brush to work around, then enters into the Douglas fir forest and finishes in the whitebark pine and subalpine fir. The route gains elevation steadily but is straight forward with no technical sections. The weekend of June 22, was just following a snow event that left snow at the upper elevations of the Beaverhead. 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, Three Sisters, and Center Mountains. Looking North and east offers views of Freeman and into some Montana peaks. Looking down range you can see Goldstone Peak and down toward Goat Mountain.

This peak is not in the book. Published July 2019


This peak is located due west of Center Mountain and the main Beaverhead Range crest. It is an impressive summit by any measure and towers over an unnamed lake that forms the headwaters of Bohannon Creek. USGS Bohannon Springs

The summit of Peak 9759. Jeff Hunteman Photo

The summit of Peak 9759. Jeff Hunteman Photo

Access

Geerston Creek [(B)(2)(a) page 328]. Please note that the Geerston Creek access described in the book is still closed across private property. Permission to cross the private property can only 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, then enters into the Douglas fir forest and finishes in the whitebark pine and subalpine fir. The route gains elevation steadily but is straight forward with no technical sections. Our climb on the weekend of June 22, 2019 was just following a snow event that left snow at the upper elevations of the Beaverhead. 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 and into some Montana peaks. Looking south down range you can see Goldstone Mountain and down toward Goat Mountain.

Center Mountain from Peak 9759. Jeff Hunteman Photo

Center Mountain from Peak 9759. Jeff Hunteman Photo

Headwaters of Bohannon Creek just south of Center Mountain. Jeff Hunteman Photo

Headwaters of Bohannon Creek just south of Center Mountain. Jeff Hunteman Photo

Lake at the top of Bohannon Creek and looking at the Beaverhead crest. Jeff Hunteman Photo

Lake at the top of Bohannon Creek and looking at the Beaverhead crest. Jeff Hunteman Photo

 

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Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -113.67359   Latitude: 45.22509

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