Peak 11580 (Recess Peak)

Elevation: 11,560 ft
Prominence: 360

This 11er peak is not in the book. Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke provided the following route information. See their article on the missing Eleveners in the climbing history section of this site.


Recess Peak sits due south of The Fin and is accessed via Copper Basin. There is no easy access to this summit. Use the links below to read about Rick Baugher’s first ascent and Pat McGrane’s 2016 ascent.

Peak 11580 (Recess Peak) from the Fin. George Reinier

Peak 11580 (Recess Peak) from the Fin. George Reinier

(Class 3)

Recess peak is a half-mile south along the ridge from The Fin.  From the end of the trail in Upper Fall Creek (C)(2)(a.3)(p. 260), work up to the saddle between the two peaks.  Follow the south ridge up the crest and head east to the tiny summit.  Class 3. Rick Baugher reached the summit with no sign of prior ascent on September 1, 2006.

Ascending toward the Recess / The Fin Col. The Fin is directly above the climbers and Recess Peak is not pictured but to the left of The Fin. Pat Mcgrane Photo.

Ascending toward the Recess / The Fin Col. The Fin is directly above the climbers and Recess Peak is not pictured but to the left of The Fin. Pat Mcgrane Photo.

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 2006
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: As above.
  • Party: Rick Baugher

Longitude: -114.03278   Latitude: 43.76735

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