Elevation: 4,180 ft
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
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.