Elevation: 6,345 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Sugar Loaf, with it’s rugged, conical-shaped summit, is located on the east side of the Silver City Range in the Owyhee Mountains, and west-northwest of Bald Mountain. The summit is actually the high point on a ridge that runs east from the main crest. This ridge divides Horse Ranch Creek, on the north, from Stobie Creek, on the south.
Access and Route by Brett Sergenian
I started my climb at the at the intersection of the Silver City-Bald Mountain Road junction. Descend 600+ to Stobie Creek from Silver Road before heading uphill. There are not too many obstacles for the first 900 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 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 as class 3 or 4. The views are pretty good at the top with great views of Hayden Peak, War Eagle Mountain, and Slacks Mountain.
Also, use the link below to read Brett’s entire trip report.
USGS Topo: Silver City