Steel Mountain

Elevation: 9,730 ft
Prominence: 2,188

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on pages 149 through 151.


I have climbed this peak four times. It’s a good day trip from Boise. I have only climbed the west ridge. There are seven routes in the book.

Steele Mountain.

Steele Mountain’s west ridge is on the left skyline.

This shot is taken midway up the west ridge. The ridge is a steep pull. The bottom section burned around 2010. Once you get above the burned area, the trees thin out and you will find impressive granite outcroppings with can easily be skirted.

This shot is taken midway up the west ridge. The ridge is a steep pull. The bottom section burned around 2010. Once you get above the burned area, the trees thin out and you will find impressive granite outcroppings with can easily be skirted.

The west ridge route is steep but for the most part the footing is good. The lower section of the route burned recently.

The west ridge route is steep but for the most part the footing is good. The lower section of the route burned recently.

Steele's north summit is an enticing destination.

Steele’s north summit is an enticing destination.

Steele Mountain from Anderson Ranch Reservoir.

Steele Mountain from Anderson Ranch Reservoir.

Halfway up the West Slope Route.

Halfway up the West Slope Route.

The lower but more rugged northern summit.

The lower but more rugged northern summit.


 

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 1986, 1998, 2003, 2013

Longitude: -115.3176   Latitude: 43.74661

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