Snowyside Peak

Elevation: 10,651 ft
Prominence: 1,446

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 200.


Snowyside is located along the popular Alice/Toxaway hiking loop. The peak is most often climbed beginning from a poiont just west of the pass that separates the two lake drainages. Thus, a lot of hikers pass by its slopes and more than a few take the time to climb this beauty. Visit the Robert Limbert page which has a copy of Limbert’s 1927 article Crown of the Sawtooth, an enjoyable and historic read.

Snowyside from El Cap.

Snowyside from El Cap.

Snowyside Peak from Perfect Peak.

Snowyside Peak from Perfect Peak.

Snowyside Peak from Imogene Peak.

Snowyside Peak from Imogene Peak.

Snowyside Peak from Parks Peak.

Snowyside Peak from Parks Peak.

Snowyside Peak viewed from Mount Cramer.

Snowyside Peak viewed from Mount Cramer.

Approaching the summit.

Approaching the summit.

The remnants of the survey on the summit in 1987.

The remnants of the survey on the summit in 1987.

Looking down the peak's seldom climbed north ridge from the summit.

Looking down the peak’s seldom climbed north ridge from the summit.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

Year Climbed: 1987

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1890
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: Unknown
  • Party: W. Griswold and E. Perkins of the USGS.

Longitude: -114.971264   Latitude: 43.94117

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