Steel Mountain

Elevation: 9,730 ft
Prominence: 2,188

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Pages 149-151 of the book. Please note that the book incorrectly spells the peak as “Steele Mountain.”


I have climbed this peak 4 times. It’s a good day trip from Boise. I have only climbed the West Ridge. There are 7 routes in the book. USGS Rocky Bar

Steele Mountain.

The West Ridge of Steel Mountain 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.

Midway up the West Ridge. The ridge is a steep pull. The bottom section burned around 2010. Once you get above the burn area, the trees thin out and you find impressive granite outcroppings that 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.

The North Summit of Steel Mountain is an enticing destination.

Steele Mountain from Anderson Ranch Reservoir.

Steel Mountain as viewed from Anderson Ranch Reservoir.

Halfway up the West Slope Route.

Halfway up the West Ridge Route.

The lower but more rugged northern summit.

The lower but more rugged North Summit.

 

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 1986, 1998, 2003, 2013

Longitude: -115.3176   Latitude: 43.74661

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