Sugar Loaf 6345

Elevation: 6,345 ft
Prominence: 365

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This peak is not in the book.


Sugar Loaf is a rugged, conical-shaped summit, that is located on the east side of the Silver City Range in the Owyhee Mountains. It is also WNW of Bald Mountain. The summit is actually the high point on a ridge that runs east from the main ridge crest. This ridge divides Horse Ranch Creek on the north from Stobie Creek on the south. USGS Silver City

Sugar Loaf viewed from New York Summit.

Sugar Loaf as viewed from New York Summit.


Access and Route by Brett Sergenian

I started my climb at the at the intersection of the Silver City Road/Bald Mountain Road junction. Descend 600+ vertical feet to Stobie Creek from Silver City Road before heading uphill. There are not too many obstacles for the first 900 vertical feet if you head straight uphill southeast of the summit. If just east of the summit, make your way to the south side of the Sugar Loaf to find the easiest route. With snow, I had to use my hands but I would rate it Class 2+ or Class 3. With no information ahead of time, I wound up ascending the North Side of the peak which was mostly Class 3, with one Class 4 move due to significant exposure. Without snow, the east side of the peak could be doable at Class 3 or Class 4. The views are pretty good at the top with great views of Hayden Peak, War Eagle Mountain and Slacks Mountain.

Sugar Loaf viewed from Bald Mountain.

Sugar Loaf as viewed from Bald Mountain.

Sugar Loaf summit cairn. Brett Sergenian Photo

The summit cairn atop Sugar Loaf. Brett Sergenian Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, use the link below to read Brett’s entire trip report.

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Longitude: -116.70401   Latitude: 43.05109

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