Road Cut Point

Elevation: 4,180 ft
Prominence: 80

This peak is not in the book. Published April 2020


This peak is located due east of US-95 where the highway goes through a large cut in the mountain. Although this a minor point from a prominence standpoint, the view from the top is expansive and the peak’s rugged summit block adds a challenging degree of difficulty to the otherwise easy ascent. USGS Opalene Gulch

The summit block of Road Cut Point is a short Class 4 climb.

The summit block of Road Cut Point is a short Class 4 climb.

Access

Access this peak 9.9 miles south the junction of US-95 and ID-55 (2.0 miles west of Marsing, Idaho). There is a large pullout/view point for parking.

North Slopes/Summit Block, Class 4

From the parking area, follow a overgrown 2-track south toward the summit. When this road turns west, leave it and climb up the sagebrush-covered slope to the summit area. The highest point is a broken 20-foot volcanic rock outcrop. There are a number of short vertical lines on this block that can be climbed. The northernmost corner has the least exposure and the shortest vertical wall.

My GPS track covered 0.7 miles round trip with 250 of elevation gain.

My GPS track covered 0.7 miles round trip with 250 feet of elevation gain.

Road Cut Point as viewed from the south.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 2020
  • Season: Spring
  • Route:
  • Party:

Longitude: -116.8689   Latitude: 43.4042

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