SAWTOOTH RANGE

The Sawtooth Range is extensivley covered in the book from pages 156 to 210 and the Sawtooth Ranges interesting climbing history is covered in the Climbing History section of the book. All Sawtooth Range peaks covered on this website can be found at this link: Sawtooth Range Updates.


The range is the home of Idaho mountaineering and is the best-known of Idaho’s many mountain ranges. The range is an extremely rugged collection of granite peaks and alpine lakes with an eastern escarpment that is perhaps Idaho’s most mpressive mountain wall. Scattered throughout the range are 48 peaks and that exceed 10,000 feet. There any more peaks, spires and towers crowding the high Sawtooth ridges that, although are less than 10,000 feet are challenging climbing objectives. The main Sawtooth crest stretches more than 32 miles from north to south. From east to west the range measures 20 miles across at its widest point and includes several other impressive divides.

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Thompson Peak is the highest point in a range filled with superlative summits like Mount Heyburn and granite formations like the Elephants Perch. The Sawtooth Range is know for its quality rock and many technical routes. Clint Cummins provided a catalog of many technical routes which includes valuable links to topos and some trip repots to many of these climbs.

For orientation purposes the book divided the range into nine section. In the website I have added a 10th section—Northwest Peaks. These sections are shown on this map. You can search for peaks in each section by using the links below.

For orientation purposes the book divided the range into nine section. In the website I have added a 10th section—Northwest Peaks. These sections are shown on this map. You can search for peaks in each section by using the links below.

Sawtooth Table of Contents

All Sawtooth Range Peaks

Sawtooth Rock Climbs.

Elephant Perch Rock Climbs.

The Sawtooth Archives will give you quick access to all Sawtooth Range updates on the site.

Thompson Peak, Mickeys Spire and Mount Carter from Merritt Peak.

Thompson Peak, Mickeys Spire and Mount Carter from Merritt Peak.

Redfish Lake Creek Canyon from Elk Peak with views of the Heyburn are on the left and the Elephant Perch area on the right.

Redfish Lake Creek Canyon from Elk Peak with views of the Heyburn are on the left and the Elephant Perch area on the right.

Goat Perch from Braxon Peak. Tom Lopez Photo

Goat Perch from Braxon Peak.

Sawtooth Ridge line

The view from the summit of Jackson Peak Lookout in the Boise Mountains to toward the Sawtooth crest.

The view from the summit of Jackson Peak Lookout in the Boise Mountains to toward the Sawtooth crest.

Panorama including Glens Peak from the unnamed lake in the pass between Ardeth and Vernon Lakes in the Sawtooths. Matt Durrant Photo

Panorama including Glens Peak from the unnamed lake in the pass between Ardeth and Vernon Lakes in the Sawtooths. Matt Durrant Photo

Click here for the SAWTOOTH CAM for a live view of the range by Stanley and here for a REDFISH LAKE CAM.

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

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