Straight Shot Peak

Elevation: 10,730 ft
Prominence: 550

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 268 of the book. The book details the original route climbed by Baugher and Furgeson in 1995. My 2003 route up the West Ridge is discussed below. You will also find a GPS track from 2018. Updated June 2018


Straight Shot Peak is a quintessential Pahsimeroi summit that combines a steep ridge approach with a nice scramble over the upper cliffs. USGS Grouse Creek Mountain

Approach from the west. We climbed the Class 3 ridge coming directly down from the summit.

Access for West Ridge Route

This ridge is accessed from Arentson Gulch [(B)(4) on Page 292].

West Ridge, Class 3+

The West Ridge forks as it descends from the summit to Arentson Gulch. Start the climb on the southernmost fork and continue up to the spot where the two forks merge at roughly 9,200 feet. From this point, the route is above treeline and the ridge becomes a series of cliffs and towers composed of broken rock. As the photos below demonstrate, navigating the upper ridge takes time and patience.

The ridge gets a little more challenging as you get higher.

The ridge gets a little more challenging as you move higher.

Basil Service climbing the west ridge.

Basil Service climbing the West Ridge.

Nearing the crux.

Nearing the crux.

The west ridge route.

The West Ridge Route.

Brett Sergenian’s 2018 GPS track measures 4.6 miles with 4,166 feet of elevation gain round trip.

Brett Sergenian’s 2018 GPS track covers 4.6 miles with 4,166 feet of elevation gain round trip.

 

Mountain Range: Lost River Range

Year Climbed: 2003

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1995
  • Season: Fall
  • Route: East Headwall/South Ridge
  • Party: Rick Baugher and Charles Furgeson
  • Other First Ascent: West Ridge
  • Year: 2003
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: Tom Lopez and Basil Service

Longitude: -113.89401   Latitude: 44.26289

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