Elevation: 11,102 ft
This peak is found on page 221. One route is suggested in the write-up and one is listed as possible. See below for a description of the suggested route, which has now been climbed, on this rugged peak.
This route is not in the book. Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke provided the following route information. See their article on the missing Eleveners in the climbing history section of this site.
East Face via the Northwest Face (Class 4)
From Tin Cup Lake (B)(2.1)(a) (see below), walk up towards the saddle west of the summit. Do a rising traverse above cliffs onto the northwest face. A series of ledges, ribs, and gullies (Class 3) crisscross the face. Stay well below the crest, ~100 feet or so, to avoid towers. Just west of the summit, cross a prominent rib at a notch. Ascend the dirty Class 4 gully to the east of the summit and then the east face to the knife edge summit. To descend, scramble down the west face to a notch and rappel the 5th class gully just west of the summit; a 60-m rope is adequate.
(B) East Fork Salmon River Approach (p. 230)
(2) FS-667, Big Boulder Creek Road (p. 230)
(2.1) Railroad Ridge Road
Instead of turning off FS-667 to the parking area, continue towards the Livingston Mine on the Railroad Ridge Road, at 10,000 feet the highest road accessible to full-size vehicles in Idaho. The road follows switchbacks up to the crest of the ridge. On the crest, bear left (west) and then left (south) again to reach the saddle north of Point 10,617. High clearance 4WD recommended.
(a) Cross country route into Tin Cup Lake basin. From the saddle, climb south to Point 10,617 and follow its east ridge down until you can descend to the south and still remain east of the cliffs that break up the south face. At the base of the face, traverse west into the Tin Cup Lake basin.
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