Rearing Stallion

Elevation: 11,300 ft
Prominence: 360

Rearing Stallion From Lake 8940. Dave Pahlas Photo

This peak, which Pat Mcgane says is “arguably the finest peak in the Pioneers,” is not in the book. Use this link to read Pat Mcgrane’s Wildhorse Classics Guide which includes many challenging technical climbs on the peak. Please note it is identified in Pat’s guide as Peak 11280. The Lists of John website list the elevation as 11,300.

Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke provided the following route information. Also, see their article on the missing Eleveners in the climbing history section of this site. Use the link below to read Dave Pahlas’ trip report which includes many photos and a GPS track.

Updated September 2018


Rearing Stallion Peak is located on the west side of Wildhorse Canyon due west of the Wildhorse Mine. Abel Peak is located to it’s northwest and Goat Mountain and the main Pioneer crest are to the southwest. The peak is difficult to climb and most routes are technical climbs.

Rearing Stallion From Lake 8940. Dave Pahlas Photo

Rearing Stallion From Lake 8940. Dave Pahlas Photo

West Ridge (Class 3-4)

Another gem accessed from Wildhorse Canyon (C)(1) (p. 259), Rearing Stallion is 2.8 miles west across the valley from Gabriel’s Horn as the crow flies. From the end of the road, cross the Left Fork of Wildhorse Creek on a bridge and then the main fork to gain the south side of a side creek draining the cirque south of the peak. Work up to the lower cirque by staying above and south of the creek on the nose of a forested ridge. Gain the upper cirque via dirty slabs to the south of a slab waterfall. Turn north towards the saddle west of the summit and follow the west ridge, staying generally close to the crest and bypassing difficulties on the south side.

Rick Baugher reached the summit with no sign of prior ascent on July 20, 2008.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 2008
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: As above.
  • Party: Rick Baugher

Longitude: -114.12679   Latitude: 43.7799

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