Elevation: 11,560 ft
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.
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.