Peak 9965 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,965 ft
Prominence: 425

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2023

Peak 9965 is one of three high 9,000-foot peaks located above the Chamberlain Creek drainage (Peak 9911, Peak 9743, and Peak 9965). Peak 9965 sits west of the Continental Divide and is entirely within the State of Idaho. USGS Morrison Lake


Please refer to Judi Steciak’s access update for Jump Peak. Her updated directions will get you to the Eighteenmile Creek Trailhead at 7,800 feet. This is the third leg of a 3-peak adventure that includes Peak 9911, Peak 9743, and Peak 9965.

East Face, Class 2

The Climb

From the 8,940-foot crossing of the Chamberlain Creek drainage, bushwhack west up a mixed face of open scrub and pine forest to reach the summit area at about 9,850 feet. Head left/south in open terrain to reach the high point of Peak 9965.

Southwest Ridge, Class 2

The Descent

From the summit, descend northwest then west to reach the crest of the southwest ridge at Saddle 9485. Follow the ridge southwest up over Point 9728. Continue southwest then south to a saddle at 9,180 feet. Head south up over Point 9240+. From there, follow the ridge crest southwest down to Chamberlain Creek. Cross to the south side of the creek. Bushwhack south across a few open shoulders and gullies to return to the Pass Creek drainage. Follow the 2-track road south for a short distance to return to the Eighteenmile Creek Trailhead.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -113.0330   Latitude: 44.5195

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