Elevation: 9,520 ft
This formation is not in the book.
The Tusk is an enticing spire, located just south of Elephants Perch. I climbed it twice back in the mid-1970’s. I think these photos were taken on my second climb of it, in 1975 with Harry Bowron & Chris Puchner. I had climbed it a few years earlier with Harry Bowron. USGS Mount Cramer
Length and Difficulty. I don’t remember how many leads. The Mountain Project website states the route is 3 pitches. That doesn’t sound right. I think it’s at least 4 pitches to the top of The Tusk and then, rather than rappel, we kept climbing along the up-and-down ridgeline to the high point, or near the high point, where we could then mostly walk off the mountain. We rated it YDS 5.8, but the second time we did it, I was having a very good day and led a more direct variation that our climbing star Harry could barely follow and Chris couldn’t follow. YDS 5.9? Who knows?
Regions: Grand Mogul Cramer Divide->Sawtooth Range->WESTERN IDAHO
Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range